I’ve been trying out several plugins and figured a little summary of the ones I’ve found useful was in order.
- WP Plugin Manager - One-Click Install and a ton of plugin listings. This one rocks!
- WP CC - Makes managing your Creative Commons licensing easy. You do have a CC license for your content, don't you?
- Spelling Checker - Spell checks your posts before you publish using aspell
- Spam Karma - Aptly called the "Ultimate Spam Fighting Tool" by it's author, this is a must-have these days with all the various types of blog spam floating around. There's a detailed guide to the options here
- Bunny's Technorati Tags - If you use Technorati and haven't discovered their new tags, you should check it out. This plugin adds a custom "tags" field to each post and appends em to the post.
- BAStats - Stats collector, don't know if I'll use this long term, but still quite useful
- Favatars - Downloads favicon for URLs posted on comments.
- X-Valid - "Attempts to create valid XHTML from arbitrary source". In short, makes your posts and comments validate against a Doctype of your choice