6. WP-CodeBox. This is one I wish I’d found earlier. It allows a nice display of code for blogs that offer programming tips (like this one). I added an updated a few entries to use the code, and it’s really nice.
7. BuddyPress. This one is not for everyone, but it has a lot of features. In essence it turns your blog into a solcial networking site. The basic look is kinda ugly, so a redesign would be needed, but if you wanted to offer some of the social networking features of Facebook or MySpace to your blog, this will allow you.
8. Google XML Sitemaps. Very important for search engine optimization. It should reduce the bandwidth required by search engines to spider your site, which is always a plus.
9. Automatic Upgrade. Something that will be really handy. The documentation claims that it…
- Backs up the files and makes available a link to download it.
- Backs up the database and makes available a link to download it.
- Downloads the latest files from http://wordpress.org/latest.zip and unzips it.
- Puts the site in maintenance mode.
- De-activates all active plugins and remembers it.
- Upgrades wordpress files.
- Gives you a link that will open in a new window to upgrade installation.
- Re-activates the plugins.
10. GD-Star Ratings. Not only will this help you know which posts people like, it just looks snazzy.