Hello Dolly


This is not just a plugin, it symbolises the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.


Please stop reinstalling this garbage

This plugin is junk and serves no purpose, and to make matters worse, WP insists on reinstalling upon version upgrades, even if the plugin has been deleted.

Take a hint when people keep repeatedly deleting it – don’t reinstall it again, and again, and again.

I don’t think it should be on default install 🙂

I understand this is useful for devs, but since devs users are much fewer than simple webmasters, I don’t see why it should be on default install. I’m using wordpress for a long time and I am grateful about the amazing free CMS, but I’ve always uninstall it and it seems that there are a lot of people that don’t find it useful.
I guess a simple checkbox before installing that you can mark if you want it installed would be enough. But not by default on every site.

Great for learning Plugin writing!

I see many people getting angry for this automatically being installed, my question is : WHY? This plugin gives you a good look at how a plugin file should look. Answered a lot of questions for me. WordPress is free so contribute to the community instead of being a parasite (no pun intended.

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Contributors & Developers

“Hello Dolly” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Hello Dolly” has been translated into 9 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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