I’ve installed and activated the plugins listed below. Thanks to Daniel Bachhuber for the idea to list all these on a dedicated page. Also, thanks to Andrew Nacin for pointing me to the WP-PluginsUsed plugin.
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.
Google Analyticator 6.4.8
» Video User Manuals Pty Ltd (url)
Jetpack by WordPress.com 3.1.1
» Automattic (url)
Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.
Login LockDown v1.6.1
» Michael VanDeMar (url)
Adds some extra security to WordPress by restricting the rate at which failed logins can be re-attempted from a given IP range. Distributed through Bad Neighborhood.
» Aram Zucker-Scharff, Boone B Gorges, Jeremy Boggs (url)
The PressForward Plugin is a tool by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media for aggregating and curating web-based content within the WordPress dashboard.
Search Meter 2.9.1
» Bennett McElwee (url)
Keeps track of what your visitors are searching for. After you have activated this plugin, you can check the Search Meter section in the Dashboard to see what your visitors are searching for on your blog.
WordPress Related Posts 3.5.1
» Zemanta Ltd. (url)
Quickly increase your readers’ engagement with your posts by adding Related Posts in the footer of your content. Click on Related Posts tab to configure your settings.