Plugin Reviews

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.

123 reviews
Average Rating
2.6 out of 5 stars
Installed without consent
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Apparently Akismet installs by this plugin automatically and without consent. No thanks.

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Very useful for beginner plugin developers

Useless, never asked for it
By , for WP 4.5.3

Why push this waste down people's sites?

Keep it for yourself, no way this useless plugin would would have so many installations if it wasn't being installed wihout consent. Nice way to waste bandwidth and time.

Great plugin for people that are just starting out in the plugin creation.
By , for WP 2.9

Truly dedicated. Infact a guide to write a good plugin!
Using this since wp version 2.9

Very depressing
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This should be removed. It recently said something that was wildly inappropriate for that day in my life!
Shame on you!
I did not install this. I thought it was a hack then I read the review.
Matt? Do I know you? Do you know me? Please do not install things on my WordPress.

Nice "easter egg"
By , for WP 4.5.2

Nice "easter egg" or example of simple plugin.

not even useful
By , for WP 4.5.2

I understand wordpress developers might be fond of this guy, but we ain't. so it's better stop shipping these kind of not useful plugins with wordpress,but ship something useful plugins like contacts form instead.

+1 for the "It's time for this plugin to go away" category
By , for WP 4.5.2

+1 for the "It's time for this plugin to go away" category.

This plugin is annoying...no one wants it.

Goodbye Dolly.

As an alternative, I highly recommend "Hello Samuel L. Jackson". It's much more entertaining!

Bad joke that breaks stuff sometimes
By , for WP 4.5.2

I've experienced problems updating WordPress via command line SVN because "Hello Dolly"didn't exist in the plugins directory. Come on! TIme to get rid of this bad penny that keeps turning up. At least make it optional. New users won't know what the hell it is and Akismet installs by default and that at least does something.

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How cool is it to keep pushing this plugin down our throat when it gets 150%+ more 1-star than 5-star reviews?...
Matt, WordPress rulz, thanks! Hello Dolly sucks.

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