Below is a list of WordPress plugins that I use or have used in the past that I would like to remember. I originally had this running list on my computer, but I figured that maybe some other people could benefit from it as well. Some of these plugins I use over and over, others I have only used once and don’t want to forget about in the future.
Akismet – This plugin comes preinstalled with an installation of WordPress and is very good at keeping out spam. It will save you tons of time and headaches because it will keep your inbox from getting clogged up with spam comments. Depending on the nature of your website, you may have to pay for a license, but it is absolutely worth it.
Block IE6 – Another self-explanatory plugin, Block IE6 does its job by blocking IE6 browsers from accessing the website.
Contact Form 7 – Contact Form 7 is a contact form that you can easily add to any page on your site. It makes it easy to customize and, if you are familiar with CSS, easy to style.
Downloads Manager – A plugin that helps keep stats on downloadable content on your website.
Events Manager Extended – A great plugin for managing events. It allows the administrator to create events, which can be displayed in a calendar or in a list. The events can include registration forms, the option for embedding Google Maps, and the ability to include a different contact person depending on the event.
Subscribe to Comments – The name of this plugin says it all. It allows commenters on your blog to receive emails when comments on an article they are interested in are added.
SyntaxHighlighter Evolved – A plugin used for displaying raw code in a blog post. Very useful for developers/coders that need to display code without WordPress rendering it.
TinyMCE Advanced – This plugin adds additional features to the WordPress editor to give it more functionality.
Widget Logic - A plugin used for displaying different widgets on different pages within the same sidebar.
WordPress Thread Comment - This is a simple plugin that allows nested comments so that users have the ability to comment on other comments.
WP-Page-Navi – This plugin is essential to any WordPress blog in my opinion. It creates a more user friendly way for users to cycle through posts on your website.
As I said above, this is a running list which I will be adding to constantly for my benefit and hopefully yours!