Greetings byGosh is a simple, free plugin that supplements the standard greeting “Howdy” in the WordPress admin dashboard. It displays a random greeting from around the world – the equivalent of “Hello” in 16 different languages. “Howdy” is also included in the rotation because I am fond of it, it just gets a little monotonous on its own.
Greetings byGosh has only been tested with the English language version of WordPress.
This update: (1) Tested with WordPress 5.6.1; (2) Added two new greetings in honor of Kamala Harris, the first female Vice President of the United States: ‘Wah Gwaan’ (Jamaican), and ‘Vanakkam’ (Tamil).
If you enjoy Greetings byGosh, please leave a review. If this plugin gives you any grief, please post on the support page. I’ll do my best to fix any problems.
The greetings …
American slang: Howdy
Jamaican: Wah Gwaan
Mandarin Chinese: Nǐ hǎo
Punjabi: Sata srī akāla
Greetings byGosh was developed and is maintained by Kenny Moore. It is inspired by TM Replace Howdy, which I enjoyed but is no longer maintained.
Greetings byGosh is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or any later version.
Greetings byGosh is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
Install and activate Greetings byGosh through the Plugins screen in the WordPress admin dashboard
- That’s it? That’s all it does?
Yes. In a planned future version the list of greetings will be editable – you will be able to add to it, subtract from it, or change it out completely. For example you might prefer funny or inspirational sayings instead of greetings.
Tested with WordPress 5.6.1; Added greetings in Jamaican and Tamil