Hello HAL is a straightforward WordPress plugin inspired by the renowned Hello Dolly plugin developed by Matt Mullenweg. While Hello Dolly holds significance as the first official WordPress Plugin, symbolizing the optimism of an entire generation with its famous lyrics from "Hello, Dolly" sung by Louis Armstrong, Hello HAL takes a sci-fi twist. The name HAL pays homage to HAL 9000, the sentient on-board computer from Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series, immortalized in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey."
Hello HAL serves as an entry point into the world of WordPress plugins, offering users a glimpse into the possibilities of customization. In this iteration, we've replaced the Hello Dolly lyrics with memorable (or forgettable) quotes from science fiction movies. Each quote is accompanied by the name of the character who spoke it and the title of the film for reference.
Once installed, Hello HAL displays these quotes at the top of the WordPress administration panel. With each refresh or screen change, a new quote appears, adding a touch of whimsy and inspiration to the admin experience. It's important to note that these quotes are exclusive to the administration panel and do not appear on the website itself.
For users encountering compatibility issues with older versions of WordPress (2.6.5 and below), we recommend consulting the WordPress Plugin Repository for access to previous versions of Hello HAL. Alternatively, users seeking a similar plugin showcasing movie quotes can explore our Hello Hollywood plugin as an alternative option.