This category will soon list all the features that used to be plugins in b2evolution but are now integrated into b2evolution's core.
Category: "No plugin needed"
The Texturize Plugin will perform many text replacements according with their formar, standard and double quotes with typographic quotes were appropriate (?? to ""), for example.
No longer necessary because the functionality has been integrated into b2evolution's core
This plugin provides a widget which displays a simple login box. The widget is only shown to users which are logged out. A few settings controlling the appearance of the widget can be changed on the settings page of the plugin.
The Generic ping plugin can be used to add a generic RPC ping service to your blog.
The Wacko is a simple renderer plugin that provides Wacko style formatting. This allows to easily create different markup/formatting, even on blogs that do not allow HTML.
You do not need this plugin with b2evo 2.0.x which has embedded support for categories.
Check Blog settings > Category List Widget