I have been working with wordpress for nearlly a year now. As a front-end and a back-end web developer I have come across an assortment of plugins that make life so much easier for a wordpress user.
Social networking, search engine optermization, spam filtering and validated forms is now much easier to manage and mantain with this handful of plugins.
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Akismet by Matt Mullenweg
If pingback and comment spam is a problem for you, activate Akismet and say no more to Spam!
All in One SEO Pack by Michael Torbert
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog.
Contact Form 7 – By Takayuki Miyoshi
As the title says, just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Lightbox Plus by Dan Zappone
Lightbox Plus implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress.
Executable PHP Widget by Otto
Execute php with this custom widget, as showcased on our sidebar for our sponsors.
TweetMeme Retweet Button by TweetMeme
Tweet about your favourite posts or pages via wordpress.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin by mitcho
Associates posts with similar content together at the bottom of the page.
WP-PageNavi by Lester Chan
Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress site. As showcased on nenuno creative.
Vipper’s Video Quicktags by Viper007bond
Add easy shortcodes to embed video’s from your favourite streaming websites such as Youtube, Vimeo and Google Video.
New Tag Cloud by Dennis Hueckelheim
The plugin provides an widget wich shows a tag cloud with the tags used by the new WordPress own tagging feature.
Please let us know what your favourite plugins are, for our next feature!