I think it’s fair to say I love WordPress. If you are looking to host your own blog, get thee to and download the latest version. It’s free, and it’s fabulous.

One of my favorite aspects of WordPress is the ability to extend its functionality through plugins. This blog currently relies on a large number of amazing plugins written by a large variety of authors (and some modified by yours truly). I’d like to take the opportunity to tell you what they are, and how to get them for yourself, if you are so inclined.

(The descriptions of each plugin are written in the respective authors’ own words)

Ad-minister 0.6  Ad-minister 0.6
» Henrik Melin, Kal Ström (url)
A management system for temporary static content (such as ads) on your WordPress website. Manage->Ad-minister to administer.

Admin Commenters Comments Count 1.6  Admin Commenters Comments Count 1.6
» Scott Reilly (url)
Displays a count of each commenter’s total number of comments (linked to those comments) next to their name on any admin page.

Akismet 3.1.5  Akismet 3.1.5
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet plan to get an API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

Around this date in the past, Polka Dot Cottage edition 0.8  Around this date in the past, Polka Dot Cottage edition 0.8
» Lisa Clarke (url)
Widget that shows entries/posts around this date in the past (if they exist)

Better Click To Tweet 4.5.2  Better Click To Tweet 4.5.2
» Ben Meredith (url)
The only Click To Tweet plugin to add translation support. The only Click To Tweet plugin to take into account your Twitter username’s length in truncating long tweets, or to correctly take into account non-Roman characters. Simply put, as Click To Tweet plugins go, this one is, well, BETTER.

Child Pages Shortcode 1.9.3  Child Pages Shortcode 1.9.3
» Takayuki Miyauchi (url)
You can use shortcode for display child pages from the page.

Duplicate Post 2.6  Duplicate Post 2.6
» Enrico Battocchi (url)
Clone posts and pages.

Easy WP SMTP 1.2.0  Easy WP SMTP 1.2.0
» wpecommerce (url)
Send email via SMTP from your WordPress Blog

Enhanced Text Widget 1.4.5  Enhanced Text Widget 1.4.5
» Boston Dell-Vandenberg (url)
An enhanced version of the default text widget where you may have Text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, Shortcodes, and/or PHP as content with linkable widget title.

eStore Accurate Google Analytics eCommerce Tracking 1.2  eStore Accurate Google Analytics eCommerce Tracking 1.2
» Epic Plugins (url)
The WP eStore Google Analytics eCommerce tracking add on ensures that you do not miss the recording of a transaction in Google Analytics if a customer does not return to your site after payment. Using this and client side tracking will result in double logging transactions.

eStore MailPoet Newsletter Addon 1.1  eStore MailPoet Newsletter Addon 1.1
» Tips and Tricks HQ (url)
eStore MailPoet Newsletter Addon allows you to add your customers to MailPoet list

Extra Shortcodes for WP eStore v2.5  Extra Shortcodes for WP eStore v2.5
» Ruhul Amin (url)
Adds some extra shortcodes that can be used with the WP eStore plugin.

Featured Image on Edit.php 1.1  Featured Image on Edit.php 1.1
» Fumito MIZUNO (url)
When You Visit Edit.php, Featured Image will be shown.

Google Analyticator  Google Analyticator
» SumoMe (url)
Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google’s Analytics. After enabling this plugin you need to authenticate with Google, then select your domain and you’re set.

Jetpack by 3.8.0  Jetpack by 3.8.0
» Automattic (url)
Bring the power of the cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a account to use the powerful features normally only available to users.

MailPoet Newsletters 2.6.19  MailPoet Newsletters 2.6.19
» MailPoet (url)
Create and send newsletters or automated emails. Capture subscribers with a widget. Import and manage your lists. MailPoet is a sweet plugin maintained and supported with love by a team of a dozen.

Open external links in a new window 1.3.1  Open external links in a new window 1.3.1
» Kristian Risager Larsen (url)
Opens all external links in a new window. XHTML Strict compliant and search engine optimized (SEO).

PHP Everywhere 1.2.3  PHP Everywhere 1.2.3
» Alexander Fuchs (url)
This Plugin enables PHP code in widgets, pages and posts

RSS Image Resize 2.0.0  RSS Image Resize 2.0.0
» Morgan Kay (url)
Resize images in RSS feeds so they will fit in HTML emails.

Show Top Commentators 1.06  Show Top Commentators 1.06
» Nate Sanden (url)
Encourage more feedback and discussion from readers, by rewarding them every time they post a comment! Readers with the most comments are displayed on your WordPress blog, with their names (linked to their website if they provided one).

Simple Image Sizes 3.0.9  Simple Image Sizes 3.0.9
» Rahe (url)
Add options in media setting page for images sizes

WP-PluginsUsed 1.50  WP-PluginsUsed 1.50
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Display WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page.

WP eStore v4.3.4  WP eStore v4.3.4
» Ruhul Amin (url)
Simple Shopping Cart Plugin to sell digital (ebook, mp3, photos) and non digital products from your wordpress blog through PayPal. The digital goods are automatically delivered to the buyer after purchase using encrypted and time limited download links.