Darren Rowse of Problogger.net fame, just recently put up a list of his active plugins in a post called I’ll Show you Mine if You Show me Yours (WP Plugins)
Currently he is using only a few plugins, but they are pretty important for the types of sites he has.
In his list he includes:
- Spam Karma 2 – Reloaded
- Page Navigation 1.5
- Related Posts 1.3.3
- Subscribe To Comments 2.0.2
- WP-ContactForm 1.1
- WordPress Email Notification Plugin v2.1
If you are trying to be the next Darren Rowse, these plugins might just help you on your way, as they are doing wonders for him.