i know it gets asked, but plugins change and more are devolloped. So i thought it might be worth ask the question. The site is intended to host small news articles for my niche, it will also link to my main site , this will have greater indepth information on the topic. Also it will be used to twitter twats, about new articles and posts etc. Comments will be disabled, but each news item and short article, will have a link to my forum if people wish to comment or discuss. The idea of the site is a kind of way to drive social media traffic to my main site and forum, so topics in my niche will be posted in relevant facebook groups, and also on twitter. I see it as a way to market my main site, so what plugins for wordpress would you consider non negotiable and must have ones? By the way what i have in mind, is a very long way from spamming, i am just not great at describing it.