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    WordPress management question-default plugins with new install

    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 Jetpack

    is there any reason to keep either of those?

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

    If we use some other plugin for social sharing and we use the Yoast SEO plugin (I prefer it to AllInOne SEO) what functions does the Jetpack offer that Yoast's SEO doesn't do better?

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    I know its too late for OP to find out answers on his question, but for new readers I will write my opinion.

    Hello dolly is first plugin that I remove form WordPress.
    And jetpack can stay there is some good features but if you don't need that remove it.

    Features like auto post / share with social sites, Statistic etc.

    But there is maybe better plugins then jetpack. But for one plugin who have all in one its pretty decent.

    What function does Hello Dolly contribute to a small business website?
    I don't see any contribution to anyone but that is my opinion for business definitely there is no contribution at all.

    Yoast and AIO SEO is only for seo purpose, and jetpack here some jetpack features

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    You should always remove any unused themes and plugins from your Wordpress instalation for many reasons but security is one of the main ones.

    The Hello Dolly plugin is basically worthless for most users. Jetpack is one that most people keep and use at least some of it's features. There are a lot of good features that it has.

    One thing that you won't want to use in the Jetpack plugin is the stats module as that one can really use up resources and slow down your site. I was having my sites load slowly and after check and reading about it I found that this is common for this particular module. It's better to use something else for your stats needs.

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    Seems a lot of old posts are coming back to life

    I agree removing the Hello Dolly plugin, and most default themes. It's actually a good idea to keep one, which in this case is the TwentySeventeen theme, so that if you do buy a theme and something goes wrong...you can always bounce back to default theme for troubleshooting.

    Another thing that is always overlooked...deleting the default post. It's easy to Google "Hello World".

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    Another +1 to remove Hello Dolly.

    As far as Jetpack goes - it has some cool features. The one that I'd like to give a shoutout to is Photon which is basically a mini-CDN for your images.

    When you take a look at your WP page and it's size we can safely assume that media content takes over 90% of the total page size. What Photon does is auto-ofloads that content to wp servers which allows for better performance of those static assets (in 90% of cases - especially when you're hosting on a remote, shared server). So that would be a valid reason to keep it - until you decide whether you want to op for an actual CDN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawyerSEO View Post
    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 Jetpack

    is there any reason to keep either of those?

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

    If we use some other plugin for social sharing and we use the Yoast SEO plugin (I prefer it to AllInOne SEO) what functions does the Jetpack offer that Yoast's SEO doesn't do better?
    Hello Dolly contributes a reminder to you that you're running a wordpress and needs to keep it updated or you'll get hacked

    Anyway, the primary difference that i know of is that Yoast offers free SEO functionalities that is also built in to your editor, so you can optimize the snippets and all of that stuff while you're editing, while Jetpack SEO feature is paid. Yoast doesn't offer social sharing, but Jetpack is a group of addons written by official Wordpress team that offers some free and some paid features. One of the free ones, is social sharing buttons. So both of these can work together, just make sure that if you already use Yoast for SEO, don't pay for Jetpack SEO features, because you primarily needs it just for the social sharing buttons.

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    delete all unused theme + plugins make you avoid performance problem . . prefer to not use jetpack due to high cpu usage , u can use other single plugin to make the jop u need
    important plugins from my personal
    1- accesspress icon ( if your theme not have share icon )
    2- contact form 7
    3- coming soon page by seedprod
    4- google analytics
    5- wp smush
    6- wp fastest cache
    7- sumome
    8- yoast seo
    9- divi builder or mharty builder the best in market
    10- bloom
    11- clef

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    Hello Dolly serves no purpose but to have a plugin on a lot of sites that waste space and resources. It wouldn't be there if it was made by someone other than Matt Mullenweg of WordPress.

    Jetpack does have some good features but anything that you are not using needs to be disabled so that it doesn't suck up your hosting's resources. The stats plugin as mentioned by another member is one that you should find an alternative for if you want to see stats on your WordPress dashboard.

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    jetpack can make a high load performance on your shared host , so prefer if its a managed wordpress hosting to use jetpack

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