A default installtion of WordPress comes with two plugins; Akismet for spam and Hello Dolly, which displays lyrics from the song in the admin area. The creator of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, is a big jazz fan, which is why the plugin is included.
But does anyone use or activate this plugin? I know that when I install WordPress one of the first things I do is delete the plugin. And I’ve never used it.
While randomly searching the WordPress site for “funny” plugins, I came across a number of replacements for Hello Dolly that insert lyrics from different songs or bands.
Here’s what I found:
- Underneath the Water – Rotates the lyrics to the Eurythmics song Jennifer.
- Don’t Stop Believing – this will replace Hello Dolly with quotes from the classic Journey song
- A Te – displays the lyrics to A Te by Lorenzo Cherubini (I’ve never heard of this).
- Never Gonna Give You Up – lyrics to the infamous song by Rick Astley
- Fighting the Lyrics – this plugin allows you to upload text files containing your favorite song lyrics and will rotate through them in the WordPress admin.
photo credit: Alejo Castillo
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