Stevey.com runs off of WordPress 2.0.3 with a couple extra plugin’s thrown in to make my life easier. I also modified a bunch of the PHP to make it do some other stuff, like saving me looking up trackback URL’s and modifying alt tags. Nothing fancy. As for pluggins, I’m running Akismet, Bad Behavior, Brian’s Latest Comments, flickrRSS, Feedburner Feed Replacement, Dunstan’s Time Since, and a tweaked WordPress Database Backup (trying to keep it pretty minimal).
The most interesting one lately has been “Bad Behavior“. “Bad Behavior is a set of PHP scripts which prevents spambots from accessing your site by analyzing their actual HTTP requests and comparing them to profiles from known spambots. It goes far beyond User-Agent and Referer.”. It has cut the spam I see down to about 20 per day and it seems to be getting less and less. It might be blocking a couple good requests but — so be it.
Any other essential plugins out there?