I just ran the auto-upgrade for this blog to bring it to 2.8. This is the first time I have ever used the built-in auto-upgrade. Most of my sites and clients’ sites are hosted on Dreamhost so I have always used their one-click installers which have been awesome. Then WordPress came out with the built-in upgrader which makes it even easier. Well it worked perfectly. It’s as easy as upgrading your modules.
I maintain several WordPress installations and always use most of the same plugins. I can’t ever remember which ones I need to install when I setup a new one, so this is mainly a reference for myself. I use some different ones here and there, but these are the main ones I use.
- Google Analytics for WordPress
- Lucia’s Linky Love
- Optimal Title
- Post-Plugin Library
- Similar Posts
- Subscribe To Comments
- WordPress Database Backup
- WP Super Cache
I would provide links to all these but as of WP 2.7 you can just search for them by title right from within your admin panel.