Maintenance Mode - 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.
Under Construction - allows you to add a more designed HTML landing page.
Style sheet: font, logo, colour scheme
Images at 72 dpi, resized for page
Creating a tiny 16px square for Favicon ( WP Favicon )
Custom Login Logo Lite – Nice way of customising your backend gateway
Subbing process, section editors, assigning and checking copy
Edit Flow: Really useful for organising the editorial workflow process
Assignment Desk : News pitch and story tools for local news blogs.
User Role Editor - Assign roles for different users - particularly useful to get more of an editorial process shape and also good for allowing writers ability to upload pictures etc.
After The Deadline - subbing check
Page order - sections
My Category Order, My Page Order, Custom Taxonomy Sort.
Post Mash - Drag and drop Ajax post re-ordering widget - needs some fiddling with the template.
Ultimate Category Excluder - Really simple tool for taking certain posts out of main editorial flow.
Blog in Blog - perfect solution if you want to have several blog post lists - say a page with just entertainment stories. Good HTML and CSS options.
Social integration: Comment and Interaction
Disqus Comment System – Very pleased with Disqus. Looked great right out of the box.
Socialize – Nice call to action at the end of each post. I’ve tried most of them. Do check it works with the theme as it has knocked some my sites over
TF Social Share - Simple buttons quite flexible can add to different areas- not flash
Sharaholic/ sexy bookmarks - flash with pop up buttons also have extra like and + buttons
Easy Facebook Like Button - The simplest way to add Facebook Like Buttons to your WordPress blog. One click setup and start getting Facebook likes for posts on your blog.
Facebook Fan Box - via FB site widgets themselves
FB Foundations - FB functionality
Simple Facebook Connect –Posts new articles to our Facebook fan page and and useful for Facebook integration
Tips - get FB id: (http://blog.swixhq.com/how-to-find-your-facebook-fanpage-id/)
WP to Twitter
TwitCategory - Announces new posts (from a selected category) on twitter.
Twitter display widget: One from Jetpack and others flashy scrolly or just from feed
Twitpic (you can geolocate here too)
Flickr + Group
YouTube + Channel
Vimeo + Channel
AudioBoo – follow people again customise dig and update page
Cover it Live / Live Blogging
Audio Player – Configurable MP3 player
AudioBoo WP - AudioBoo plugin. See also: AudioBoo website.
Soundcloud: easily embeddable from shortcode not flash
Podcasting by TSG
Podpress: That one I'm currently using in Funtch - good at prepping the podcasts with all the metadata it needs for iTunes.
SmartYouTube - simple to use resize mechanism "Smart Youtube is a Wordpress Youtube Plugin that allows you to easily insert Youtube videos/playlists in your post, comments and in RSS feed.
Viper's Video Quicktags - Visual editor customisation from every video sharing site - particularly good at standardising the video pages
WP YouTube Lite - defaults to HTML 5 not Flash so quicker download time (can be used with Smart YouTube but with different short codes)
Easy Tube - Plugin to easily place YouTube objects in Wordpress Content - again more visual editor friendly
WPTouch Pro –None is perfect, but WPTouch is the best. Our site looks great on an iPad without switching themes, and thankfully WPTouch leaves it “unTouched” for ‘Pads. ** simple conversion but easy solution - BCU
WordPress Mobile Edition - Show your mobile visitors a site presentation designed just for them. Rich experience for iPhone, Android, etc. and clean simple formatting for less capable mobile browsers.
All in One SEO Pack - Out-of-the-box SEO for your Wordpress blog.
SEO Friendly Images – Adds metas where we would have never taken the time to.
SEO Ultimate – Very happy with this SEO solution. The plugin gets updated very frequently, which can be a hassle. But it’s solid and works well. Best part is you can disable the modules you don’t want to use and not look at them again.
WordPress.com Stats - Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a WordPress.com API key or Jetpack
WP Google Analytics - Lets you use Google Analytics to track your WordPress site statistics