Following is a list of plug-ins that I have installed and activated on my blog, for those that might be curious.
Updated February 13, 2018.
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. By Automattic
|All in One SEO Pack||2.4.5||Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. By Michael Torbert.|
|Anti-spam||4.4||No spam in comments. No captcha.
By webvitaly | Plugin at WordPress
Puts back the original smilies from earlier versions of WordPress. Also disables all additional scripts for emoji support | By Otto
|Custom Tweaks for Jetpack by BarryCarlyon||3.3||
Extends WordPress.com’s JetPack to include Additional Features (Allows placement of social sharing buttons.)
|Disable Google Fonts||1.3|
|Featured Image From URL||1.7.3||
Allows to use an external image as Featured Image of your post, page or Custom Post Type, such as WooCommerce Product (supports Product Gallery also). | By Marcel Jacques Machado
|Jetpack by WordPress.com||5.8||
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. By Automattic
I am using the following modules: WordPress.COM Stats, WP.me Shortlinks, Sharing, and Subscriptions.
|PHP Code Widget||2.3|
|TinyMCE Advanced||4.6.7||Enables advanced features and plugins in TinyMCE. By Andrew Ozz.|
|WordPress phpinfo()||16.3||This simple plugin adds an option to an administrator’s Tools menu which displays standard phpinfo() feedback details to the user. | By Chris Flannagan|
|1.6.2||WP Crontrol lets you view and control what’s happening in the WP-Cron system. | By John Blackbourn & Edward Dale|