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He's Dead, Jim


Do you like the idea behind Matt’s “Hello, Dolly” plugin, but feel that it doesn’t feed your inner nerd? Then here’s “He’s Dead, Jim” which has been shamelessly ported from Matt’s plugin. The concept is the same, except that instead of lines from “Hello, Dolly” you get lines from Star Trek: The Original Series. There are no settings, just install it, activate it, and enjoy.

More documentation is available on my wiki.

More Info

You can read more about this plugin here. You can read about the history behind it (and see some interesting screen shots) here


  1. Upload the hes-dead-jim folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


What happens if “Hello Dolly” is still activated?

Normally, “He’s Dead, Jim” will output its text where “Hello Dolly” does. If “Hello Dolly” is activated, “He’s Dead Jim” will output its text to the left of “Hello Dolly”‘s output.

What happens if “Make It So” is also activated?

“He’s Dead, Jim” will appear in a box to the left of the screen, and “Make It So” will appear in a box to the right of that.

Contributors & Developers

“He's Dead, Jim” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • Initial release.


  • Added the css to a separate stylesheet, saving on server resources and enabling default styles to be more easily overridden in a child theme.