I like the way you can alter and customize WordPress by using plugins.
Next to the list below I used the ‘Smart Image Resizer’ script from Shifting Pixel to make thumbnails from different gallery images.
The list below shows which plugins I’m currently using on this site.
There are 30 plugins used.
1-click Retweet/Share/Like 4.9.1 by LinksAlpha
Adds Facebook Like, Facebook Share, Twitter, Google +1, LinkedIn Share, Facebook Recommendations. Automatic publishing of content to 30+ Social Networks.
AStickyPostOrderER 0.3.1 by AndreSC
AStickyPostOrderER lets you customize the order in which posts are displayed per category, per tag, or over-all, in WordPress 2.3+ blog. Useful when using WordPress as a Content Management System. Now with the ability to override itself.
Broken Link Checker 1.6.2 by Janis Elsts
Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.
Clean Options 1.3.2 by Mittineague
finds orphaned options and allows for their removal from the wp_options table
CodeColorer 0.9.9 by Dmytro Shteflyuk
This plugin allows you to insert code snippets to your posts with nice syntax highlighting powered by GeSHi library. After enabling this plugin visit the options page to configure code style.
Contact Form 7 3.2.1 by Takayuki Miyoshi
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Contact Form 7 reCAPTCHA extension 0.0.12 by Andre Pietsch, Advicio (R) ServDesk GmbH
Provides WP-reCAPTCHA possibilities to the Contact Form 7 plugin. Requires both.
Disqus Comment System 2.73 by Disqus
The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus. Head over to the Comments admin page to set up your DISQUS Comment System.
FeedBurner FeedSmith 2.3.1 by FeedBurner
Originally authored by Steve Smith, this plugin detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.
Google XML Sitemaps 3.2.8 by Arne Brachhold
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.
HeadSpace2 3.6.41 by John Godley
Meta-data manager on steroids, allowing complete control over all SEO needs such as keywords/tags, titles, description, stylesheets, and many many other goodies.
Hyper Cache Extended 1.0.4 by Martin Lazarov
Hyper Cache Extended is a cache system for WordPress to improve it’s perfomances and save resources. Before update read the version changes. To manually upgrade remeber the sequence: deactivate, update, activate.
IE6 No More 0.3.0 by Jerico Veloso
Encourages IE6 users to upgrade to a more modern browser by displaying a box at the top of the page informing them that they are using an outdated browser.
Kimili Flash Embed 2.3 by Michael Bester
Provides a full Wordpress interface for SWFObject – the best way to embed Flash on your site.
Maintenance Mode 5.4 by Michael Wöhrer
Adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance. Logged in administrators get full access to the blog including the front-end. Navigate to Settings → Maintenance Mode to get started.
NextGEN Gallery 1.9.3 by Alex Rabe
A NextGENeration Photo Gallery for WordPress
Posts of Current Category 0.4 by Anup Raj
Lists (Show/Display title) Posts of Current Category and Order Posts by author,content,date,ID, .. etc Sort ASC/DESC. Go to Appearance>Widgets and Drag “Posts of Current Category” widget to your Sidebar.
qTranslate 2.5.29 by Qian Qin
Adds userfriendly multilingual content support into Wordpress. For Problems visit the Support Forum.
Show Active Category (while browsing a post) 0.2 by Dirk Jaster
When browsing a single page, this plugin adds the CSS class “active_category” to all categories the active post belongs to.
Smart 404 0.5 by Michael Tyson
Rescue your viewers from site errors! When content cannot be found, Smart 404 will use the current URL to attempt to find matching content, and redirect to it automatically. Smart 404 also supplies template tags which provide a list of suggestions, for use on a 404.php template page if matching content can’t be immediately discovered.
Use Google Libraries 1.5 by Jason Penney
Viper's Video Quicktags 6.4.3 by Viper007Bond
Easily embed videos from various video websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, and Vimeo into your posts.
WP-PluginsUsed (kasper mod) 1.50 by Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (mod by Kasper)
Display WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page.
WP-reCAPTCHA 3.1.6 by Jorge Peña
Integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam solutions with wordpress
WP CSS 2.0.5 by Halmat Ferello
Automatically GZIP your CSS files and puts all @imports into one file. Also add CSS files to specific posts/pages.
WP Database Optimizer 188.8.131.52 by Matthew Price
Ever wished that you could take some measure to speed up your Wordpress site? Have you created and deleted a lot of posts as well as experimented with plugins? All these deleted entries leave overhead on the database that should be routinely cleared out. This plugin allows you to have your Wordpress tables to be optimized on a schedule. It uses the Wordpress Database Class to do the work, and you can set the number of days in between optimizations.
WP JS 2.0.6 by Halmat Ferello
WP No Category Base 1.1.1 by iDope
Removes ‘/category’ from your category permalinks.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin 3.5.3 by mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
Returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm for display on your blog and RSS feeds. Now with custom post type support!
Yoast Breadcrumbs 0.8.5 by Joost de Valk
Outputs a fully customizable breadcrumb path.