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What is the Hello Dolly WordPress Plugin Should You Delete it

Have you wondered what the Hello Dolly plugin does in WordPress? If you just got started with WordPress you probably noticed that WordPress comes pre-installed with Hello Dolly. In this video, we will show you what Hello Dolly is and if you should delete it.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

When you first install WordPress you’ll see Akismet and Hello Dolly plugins installed but not activated.

Akismet is for spam filtering and hello dolly was one of the first plugins created when WordPress first started.

There are no practical purposes for the plugin and can be safely deleted without any issues.

In fact, for security purposes any plugin that isn’t active on your site should be removed since hackers like to hide their malicious code in old default themes and plugins.

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Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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