All In One SEO Pack - Lets you add custom tags and meta info to your pages very easily to make it more easily found by search engines.
Duplicator - Lets you copy your site and database so you can move your entire site from one location to another. Handy if you've been building in a private test folder before moving it onto your main domain. This plugin can also create a snapshot of your site at any time for backup purposes.
MailChimp by MailChimp and Crowd Favorite - Lets you add a widget with a customizable MailChimp sign up form into your site's Sidebar.
NextGen Gallery by Photocrati - A wonderful gallery management tool that lets you create taggable images with sleek layouts. The pro version nets you extra layouts and social sharing links bundled in.
You can also integrate the Social Gallery plugin with NextGen to create a Facebook-esque lightbox and viewing experience with even more social sharing links. Buying the pro version of NextGen lets you use the plugin on all sites you own and is more mobile phone friendly than the free layouts.
The Events Calendar - Great for adding your upcoming appearances into a calendar on your Sidebar.
WooCommerce - I'm still testing this one, but I've seen a lot of other artists using this one to create an onsite store instead of hosting one offsite. You have fine control over images for your products and can even sell digital items. Will probably post a more in-depth review of WooCommerce as a shop setup after I've had time to play with it more.
ThemesAll of the themes mentioned here are mobile phone friendly.
Make - What I'm currently using on my latest site. Make comes with a free version you can use as-is. I love the integrated social icons bar (I was hard coding them all before into a Sidebar widget) and it's very sleek looking. The packaged Builder templates for creating Pages on your site allows you to do Pages with columns, image sliders, galleries, etc. very easily without requiring a lot of coding knowledge. It is e-commerce ready with WooCommerce integration in mind.
The Pro version lets you get rid of the template tag on the bottom as well as opens up extra Page layouts and pre-made templates where you can toggle Sidebars on and off and auto-populate Pages based on their intended use for quick Page building. You also get access to more type kits that let you change the font style of your whole website at once.
The free and pro versions both have a ton of customizable Widget areas such as multiple Footers and Menu locations. Buying the Pro version also lets me use this theme on all of the sites I own.
Virtue - Has a free and pro version. The free version lets you create grids using Portfolio items. I almost went with this one for my site, but I found the Portfolio setup a little confusing. If you can manage it though, it seems like a pretty versatile theme. Just like Make, you get tons of customizable Widget areas, such as multiple Footers and Menu locations. It is also e-commerce ready with WooCommerce integration in mind.
Wave - I never got to test this one out on my own, but the demo site looks good and it's also e-commerce ready. I'm including it here as an option because it was reviewed highly, is a decent price, and might be an option others might want to try.
So what are some of your favorite plugins and themes? Share in comments!