I have been building websites with open source content management systems (CMS) since 2003. For the last three years, I have been using WordPress exclusively for this purpose. Moreover, I have converted several of my older sites to WP with simple plugins. As a former user of ArtMan, Mambo, Joomla, DruPal, and tester of many other CMS, I found that the communities supporting these CMS were subject to great change. Features were abandoned.
Here I share some plugins that make life easier for the casual blogger and website builder.
Ninja Page Categories and Tags 1.3.2. -because pages do not automatically allow categorization
WordPress Importer – import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
Are You A Human – The Are You a Human PlayThru plugin replaces obnoxious CAPTCHAs with fun, simple games. Fight spam with fun
Akismet – protect your blog from comment and trackback spam
UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore – Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.
1-click Retweet/Share/Like – Adds Facebook Like, Facebook Share, Twitter, Google +1, LinkedIn Share, Facebook Recommendations. Allows automatic publishing of content to 20+ Social Networks in one easy step with free API key.