Hello Dolly


This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes 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.


A real nuisance!

It literally wastes 2 minutes everytime I install a WP for a client.
That really adds up to hours wasted in a year.

This is a literal time (and money) waster.
A spam, you can never get rid off.

Please, stop automatic installation

Please, stop this plugin from being installed standard on all WordPress installations. It’s the first thing I uninstall after a new WordPress installation…

It’s A Wonderful World

I am kind of bummed out seeing how many people are upset with this charming (damn it, I am a manly man so I don’t love using that word – but I am afraid no other adjective applies) plugin.

Relax. Smile. Very few things are that serious. (And none of those things have anything to do with WP plugins.)

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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 13 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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