I already know that is not is the list for WordPress that you read, there are Many blogs that have proposed their list at some point. I usually read them to learn and to know the tastes of the people, but normally I do not usually agree on the " essential ", since the orientation of the site, the tastes of the administrator, in addition to other factors, they made me think of these lists as preferred instead of essential
I say this because there is almost nothing essential especially when most (if not all) of the things you can do with plugins you can also get them with a bit of direct coding, but there are some that I consider essential for several reasons:
And following these criteria this is the list of 12 plugins that I consider essential to take the WordPress biggest game:
Of course, there are special situations in which you will say that there are essential plugins: a fotolog, a videoblog, podcast, etc., but these are what I consider vital for all types of uses.