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Any good reason to keep WP Jetpack or Hello Dolly plugins?
LawyerSEO



 
Msg#: 4535583 posted 3:01 am on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

Got a WordPress management question (assuming there are WordPress experts here in this group): I know it's a good idea to delete the default themes and unused themes once you've chosen to use one, and it's a good idea to remove unused plugins (the Godaddy attack of 2009 or 2010 was an exploit from unused plugins)

All wp installs come with Hello Dolly and wp jetpack

is there any reason to keep either of those?

What function does Hello Dolly contribute to a small business website?

If we use the Yoast SEO plugin (I prefer it to AllInOne SEO) what functions does the wp jetpack offer that Yoast's SEO doesn't do better?

 

wrockca

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4535583 posted 5:17 pm on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

I would stick to Yoast for more advanced settings.

LawyerSEO



 
Msg#: 4535583 posted 6:57 pm on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

I agree, however my question was "is there any functionality provided" by either Hello Dolly or the Jetpack that isn't better performed by other plugins?

Is there any reason to keep Jetpack or Hello Dolly, question parameters: for a small business website

mhansen



 
Msg#: 4535583 posted 11:07 pm on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hello Dolly - just a little fun plugin, we uninstall it.

Jetpack however, we use for quite a bit of functionality. NONE of it is SEO related, so I'm not sure why you compare it to Yoast.

- Stats at a glance inside WP admin (We don't use Google Anyltics)
- Subscribe to site / specific comments
- Shortcodes automation (youtube video embeds, vimeo video, etc)
- Social sharing and page printing widgets.

Whether or not its for you, depends on what you use it for. We disable half off the Jetpack features in the plugin settings, but those we use are used daily.

MH

ergophobe

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Msg#: 4535583 posted 6:22 am on Jan 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

No point in uninstalling Hello Dolly - it's going to get reinstalled at every update.

And yes, Jetpack is not an equivalent to the Yoast plugin. Very different. Some people report high resource usage with it, so watch that.

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