There are three main components to an WordPress powered website. There is WordPress itself, the core of the website and its functionality. Then there is the theme, which controls the styling of your content, and is responsible for the first impression that a user makes on the site. The third component are the plugins that add extra functionality.
Below is a list of plugins that add functionality to the Elemental Fiction website.
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.
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.
Individually manage your post thumbnails
Implements a small number of tweaks to content that I find useful.
Using a shortcode this plugin makes it easy to credit the authors of plugins used on your site.