Here is a list of WordPress Add-ons that we have found useful. This list will be frequently updated.
Akismet – Akismet helps keep spam away from your Blog comments. It does a great job and is well worth the 5 – 10 minutes it takes to configure.
Contact Form 7 / Gravity Forms - Both are popular plugins to add contact forms to your WordPress. Contact Form 7 is free, while Gravity Forms costs moola (maybe a bit much for that matter). Gravity Forms however is very simplistic to use, whereas Contact Form 7 may be confusing for the non websavy.
Fast Secure Contact Form – Alternative to the above mentioned contact forms.
Exclude Pages from Navigation – Sometimes you may want to have a page that is published yet not included in the Navigation menu. This adds that functionality.
WordPress Importer – Import posts, pages and more from another WordPress site.
WordPress.com Stats – Display visitor stats on your Dashboard
Admin Management Xtended - good tool to change page order and more Admin functions.
Twenty Ten – The default WordPress Theme is simply the best and most plugin developers test their product using the Twenty Ten theme so it is the most trouble free theme available. We recommend everyone start with the Twenty Ten theme.