Confluence plugins: which ones would you recommend?

what would be a "must-have" for most Wiki instances?

Please add 1 plugin per answer, so it can be up/down-voted to gauge usefulness/popularity

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You shouldn't miss the SQL Plugin!

I am a big fan of Command Line Interface :

Wonderful utility, but I don't think it is a plugin, per se, even though it is listed, correct?

Content Formatting Plugin -

Lets you do more advanced HTML layout without the XSS risks you have with the {html} macro.

CSUM - or

(Using it assumes that delegation of space-level group management to space admins is appropriate. It really depends on the environment, but I'd say many consider it to be a "must-have", because otherwise in many environments their Confluence administrators can get overwhelmed with requests to manage groups.)

Ability to run command-line from Confluence - use the Script Plugin!

This is no longer available.

PAC already ranks plugins by popularity for each product:


so? does it have an option to add personal recommendations? why down vote? don't like a question - move on to the next one

I didn't down vote your question. I think the popularity ranking by downloads FROM the community show their value to Confluence admins.

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I agree with @Justin Downing - is a better place for plugin reviews. Some Q & A sites specifically state that open-ended questions that can result in flamewars or that can never be definitively answered aren't allowed. I think the spirit intended here is a good one, but I'm curious whether others think we should allow open-ended discussions like this.

This is copied from my comment on the similar question about jira plugins


I down voted because I feel this form of question does not add to the site. For a good reference, see Moreover, as Justin has shown this information is for the most part available already.

Questions like this encourage karma-trawling, and don't really answer any specific question - it's really a poll.

Plugin authors and Atlassian partners need karma, badly... ;) I agree that people should use existing resources to place reviews, and in addition, I think it is great to submit "wonderful plugin" type comments on the wiki pages of the plugins. That always makes me feel better. However, reviews tend to be a place to bitch about things.

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