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  • Resolved Tina


    Is anyone else getting irritated by all the unneeded plugins that you feel you need to uninstall after a fresh install of WordPress these days? Used to just be Hello Dolly…but now there’s a much longer list…it’s starting to feel spammy…

    Not a huge deal, just annoying. Just wondering if anyone else is annoyed by this?

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)


    Support Volunteer

    WordPress installs exactly TWO plugins, akismet and hello dolly. If you’re seeing more, you’re not installing the official download from

    I don’t bother to remove hello dolly, though I don’t activate it. I remove akismet and, if the site uses comments, etc, I use “antispam bee”.



    Oh wow! It never occurred to me it might be different via my host! I always install via Host Gator’s one click install option…so clearly THEY are the ones adding all the garbage! Jeez! There’s like 5 or 6 extra plugins in there, including jet pack and some plugin I forget the name that is entirely for selling paid plugins…obnoxious!

    Thanks for the heads up! Guess that’s the price I pay for the one click convenience, but it’s irritating.

    Glad to know it’s not WordPress! I had no idea!

    My host used to install about 8 different plugins on a quick install!

    Takes less than a minute to remove them all though.

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