On the Sitening Blog today, there's a list of "essential plugins" for the TextPattern CMS system - an open source CMS that's framework makes it easy for designers/developers to work together and quickly make sites with dynamic content.
Although Textpattern's default installation provides a lot of useful features, it doesn't try to be everything for everybody. Instead, it has an intelligent PHP based plugin system that allows programmers to write their own add-on code to enhance its functionality.
The list consists of:
- SimplePie RSS Parser
Each of the above has a description, the features is has and options it allows the user to customize.