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WEBFI-WordPress-What is the Hello Dolly WordPress Plugin Should You Delete it



Have you wondered what the Hello Dolly plugin does in WordPress? If you just got started with WordPress you probably noticed that WordPress comes pre-installed with Hello Dolly. In this video, we will show you what Hello Dolly is and if you should delete it.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

When you first install WordPress you’ll see Akismet and Hello Dolly plugins installed but not activated.

Akismet is for spam filtering and hello dolly was one of the first plugins created when WordPress first started.

There are no practical purposes for the plugin and can be safely deleted without any issues.

In fact, for security purposes any plugin that isn’t active on your site should be removed since hackers like to hide their malicious code in old default themes and plugins.

Related Links:

Hello Dolly

https://wordpress.org/plugins/hello-dolly/

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6 Comments

  • Zabir Ahmed on August 23, 2017

    This is useless plugin. Don't know why this is with default wordpress installation

  • Hatchit on July 12, 2019

    Thanks. That plugin being there was terribly confusing.

  • PrimephotoStudio on October 16, 2019

    Thank you for your time, very helpful.

  • MotorcyclehelmethQ com on January 27, 2020

    thank you

  • Dj Fingers Flores on February 4, 2020

    i like this video..i clicked on the like button.. peace !

  • dasd blian on December 22, 2020

    Guess that means hello dolly has got to go!

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