This is my essential plugins list
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.
Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP. Fully customizable.
Extends and enhances the block editor (Gutenberg) and the classic editor (TinyMCE).
Copy posts of any type with a click!
Backup and restoration made easy. Complete backups; manual or scheduled (backup to Dropbox, S3, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others).
The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 30 million downloads.