Have you ever deleted the “Hello Dolly” and “Akismet” plugins only to find them return when you upgrade the WordPress core? The Unwanted Plugins Remover helps you to keep your site lean and will remove Akismet and Hello Dolly upon each core upgrade. You can also extend the list of plugins removed by using a filter named unwanted_plugins_list.
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Your upgrade process will look something like this:
Just a word of caution when you’re using WordPress Multisite: If all your sites/blogs don’t want the plugins you’re removing then it will work fine, but if not you may have a problem.
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