For anyone interested, these are the plugins I currently use. I’m experimenting with one not listed but it has to prove itself before it gets any credits.
- Spam Karma 2 (absolutely incredible, occasionally some trackback spam gets through but this just makes it all manageable)
- Audio Player (slick way to include audio on the site)
- Live (for the stat addicted, it shows the ip of someone on your blog while they are there, whether or not they are on the site or rss, if they are leaveing a comment etc) (Note: stat addiction can be cured. Don’t judge the success of your blog on "stats")
- Flickr Photo Gallery (adds a tab on the upload box that allows you to easily paste several size pictures from your Flickr account)
- Subscribe to comments (gives your readers the ability to request an email when someone replies to a particular comment thread)
- Time Zone (automates daylight savings time adjustments so that the times on your posts are always correct) (wonder if it will break in 2007)