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Hello Star

Yet another plugin inspired by Hello Dolly. This plugin shows information about the 88 constellations and their stars that are most visible given your

Inspired by Hello Dolly, this plugin works as a reminder of which constellation/star is visible for the current month. It shows information about the 88 officially recognized constellations by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). If a constellation has one of the 28 brightest stars, the line shown is designated with an '*'. It is a nice reminder for astronomy amateur developers like myself who wants to be reminded of the constellations and stars that are most visible in a given month. You can view Nasa's Picture of the Day, control the color of text and background in the 'Hello Star' settings page under "Settings" menu.

I am using NASA API demo_key for retrieving the daily Picture of the Day (apod) image. The demo key has a very low rate limits, if you want to keep apod, I recommend you get your own API key as described here:

For suggestions to make this plugin any better, you can find me on twitter at (

Credits: * Most of the information used in this plugin were taken from Chris Dolan's website: * and Wikipedia. * Picture of the Day: Nasa apod API:

Author Sarah Al
Contributors sarahphp1
Tags admin panel, APOD, astronomy, constellations, hello dolly
  1. Go to the 'Add New' plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
  2. Search for 'Hello Star'
  3. Click 'Install Now' and activate the plugin
  4. OR: Clone the plugin from my github repo at:
  5. Use the Settings->Hello Star screen to change color of text and background


  • Initial release
Version 1.0.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.5 or higher

Last Updated 23 Jan 2017

Date Added: 23 Jan 2017

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