Here are the plugins I shared at tonight's Meetup:
Backup Buddy (premium - get discount coupons at retailmenot.com)
Easy backup, migration; rewrites URLs throughout site to match new destination. Schedule auto-backups. Search & replace within database.
Formidable (free & premium)
Form builder. Saves entries to database. Mailchimp & PayPal integration, etc. Free lifetime updates even with pro version, pro support renewable at 50%
Ultimate Maintenance Mode (free & premium)
Automatically makes a dimmed version of screenshot, adds customizable text message on top for "down for maintenance" or "coming soon." Meanwhile, logged-in user has access to site, while visitors to any page get maintenance page.
Simple Image Sizes (free)
Customize image sizes, create more image sizes to show in post insert-image dialog, choose to crop or not.
Use Google Libraries (free)
WordPress SEO by Yoast (free)
Gravity Forms (premium & add-ons)
Advanced Custom Fields (free & add-ons)
WP Migrate DB Pro (free & premium)
Oh, and the three I added at the end were:
Custom Post Type UI (free)
Edited by Alison Foxall on Mar 27, 2014 12:21 PM
Here's some plugins I use: