Shadow: Recommended Plugins
Add social sharing links on blog posts. This plugin is hosted on a public GitHub repository, not the WordPress.org repository. Recommended because it is an excellent lightweight plugin.
Custom Header Extended
Allows per-post custom header images to be set from the post/page edit screen. To use, edit any post or page and then upload an image in the Custom Header meta box.
Genesis eNews Extended
A simple plugin that creates a email newsletter sign up form that can be placed in any widget area. See the plugin homepage for details on how to configure with your email marketing service of choice.
Ninja Forms is a popular, free contact form plugin. This plugin is optional and any WordPress form plugin will work such as Gravity Forms or Contact Form 7.
Widget Importer & Exporter
Widget Importer & Exporter makes it easy to import the theme demo widget content. Upon acitvation it will create a new settings page under Tools > Widget Importer. Simply upload the widgets.wie file included with the theme.
This plugin adds simple lightbox functionality to any WordPress[gallery] shortcode. No settings or configuration required, just simply create a gallery on any post or page and link the images to ‘Media File’ and the lightbox will be automatically applied.
Imports the theme demo content such as posts, pages, comments and more.