I thought I would start off the Resource section with a quick nod to some of the developers who provied free plugins for wordpress. I start every new wordpress install with these plugins.
WP Post Thumbnail – One of my favorites. You have to see in action to appreciate it. It allows you to upload, crop and name up to three thumbnails for each post and then use those thumbnails when you display posts in different situations. I use it for the big featured image on my home page, & the smaller images when I list recent posts. By Stanley Yeoh.