Setting up a new WordPress website is not the most complicated task. There are plenty of cool themes and plugins that can improve your website in various ways. If you are just getting started, you may want to give these plugins a look:
Gabfire Widget Pack: adds a bunch of useful widgets to your website, including recent tweets, search, social icons, image sliders, and related posts.
Theme Junkie Custom CSS: adds a custom CSS manager to your site, allowing you to override theme or plugin styles more conveniently.
JetPack Extra Widgets: enables additional widgets for JetPack-powered sites, allowing you to display top posts in your sidebar.
WP Widget Cache: caches the output of your blog widgets, reducing the SQL queries to your database and speeding up your site in the process.
Advanced Random Posts Widget: displays random posts in your sidebar. You can choose to display thumbnails and customize the widget in various ways.
Social Media Feather: a lightweight, good looking plugin that adds social share & follow buttons to your website. It has a fully customizable design.
What are your favorite WordPress plugins for new sites? Please share them here.