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In this video we’ll talk about what the Hello Dolly WordPress plugin is and if you
should delete it. When you first install WordPress you’ll see
Akismet and Hello Dolly plugins installed but not activated. Akismet is for spam filtering
and the Hello Dolly was one of the first plugins created when WordPress first started. Written by the WordPress cofounder Matt Mullenweg
it shows the lyrics of the song Hello Dolly at the top like this and every time you go
to your admin a new portion of the song shows up. There are no practical purposes for the plugin
and it can be safely deleted without any issues. In fact, for security purposes any plugin that you have
that is not active on your site should be removed since hackers like to hide their malicious
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