This is a simple plugin collection to turn WordPress into CMS. Includes a number of basic plugins that cover most CMS requirements. A good, essential beginning.
2. Pods CMS
The CMS “pod” concept that has spawned a number of related and third-party plugins. The related plugins range from superb to mediocre, but there are several that do the same task. Searching for “pod” at a WordPress search engine will bring up the family of plugins.
3. Post Page Associator
Post-Page-Associator has quickly become very popular. It enables the blogger to make posts to pages. It allows you to create a menu by selecting posts by category, tag, author or just individually.
4. ChoiceCuts Image Juggler
This plugin makes all image-handling a model of simplicity. Stripping, resizing, and creating thumbnails are handled. Lightboxes may be added for better image presentation. .
Allows you to embed dynamic content, such as images, videos, news, and other blogs to your posts.
6. Page Excerpt Plugin
This plugin enables you to add an optional page summary to each page which may be used in your themes or plugins. .
Note: Page Excerpt Plugin requires PHP5
7. SB Child List
Plugin transforms WordPress into a basic CMS. Creates a page tree to be used as a menu.
9. WordPress Reusables
This plugin is mainly for developers but could also be used by individual site-builders. It was created for the more efficient management of content. It allows one content change to reflect wherever that reusable is being used. It creates a front-end approach to content templates.
10. CMS Press
This plugin permit’s the developer to create and manage custom content as well as menu trees. It allows the user to create custom “post types.”
Okay, this one is a stretch, but it looks like such fun we had to add it. It’s an open source arcade WP plugin that allows the site builder to turn any WordPress site into an arcade site. It features flash game uploads (which are available for free all through the net), categories, high-scores, and more.
12. List Contributors
This one is fairly straight-forward. It ists contributing authors and their posts. If a site has multiple authors, this allows visitors to go directly to that author rather than wading through categories and hoping to get lucky. It also supports biographies and photographs.
13. Post Mash Filtered
Based on an earlier WordPress plugin called postMash, postMash Filtered changes the admin panel to allow the blogger to filter posts by disparate. It gives the site builder greater display control. It also presents a more traditionally menu-like appearance with links like “next post” and “previous post.”
14. Navigation Menu with Menu Manager
Another menu manager that lets the site builder have full control over the blog menu structure.
All of these plugins can be downloaded via the WordPress plugin search engine. This will allow the site builder to use WordPress as a full CMS with all the advantages an open source CMS would have.