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Hello Christmas

Description

Christmas lovers can now enjoy the holiday spirit in their WordPress dashboards! Rejoice and be glad!

So for most of the year we can enjoy snippets of a classic jazz tune displayed in our dashboard. But when the holiday season rolls around and you are feeling the Christmas spirit, this little plugin presents a nice alternative.

When activated this plugin checks to make sure Hello Dolly is NOT activated and if that is the case, displays random lyrics from popular Christmas songs in the upper right hand corner of the admin screen.

For further convenience, just in case you forget to deactivate this after the holidays, the plugin will only operate if Christmas is less than 40 days away.

Installation

Using this plugin is very simple. All you have to do is:

  1. Upload the hello-christmas folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory

  2. Make sure that ‘Hello Dolly’ is NOT active

  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  4. Look in the upper right corner of your screen and rejoice!

FAQ

What is this plugin for?

Getting in the holiday spirit. That’s pretty much it.

What can we expect in future releases?

Well if you keep yourself off the naughty list then I might consider:

  • Maybe a template tag for throwing this in your theme?
  • A shortcode for tossing this in your posts?
  • A simple widget

Reviews

Most valuable plugin in my arsenal

Hello Christmas reminds me to find the joy in life. That there’s more to life than plugins and WordPress and work. That there’s probably a party starting soon, and I should enjoy it.

Get this plugin, it’ll change your life.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.2

  • Added more song lyrics
  • Added cute little snow flakes to the lyrics output
  • Basic code cleanup

1.1

  • Added extra condition so plugin only works if Christmas is coming soon
  • Added more song lyrics

1.0

  • Initial release.