The following plugins are the standard plugins for Maven2:
AntPlugin - Generate an Ant build file for the project
AntlrPlugin - Generate sources from an Antlr grammar.
AntrunPlugin - Generate sources from an Antlr grammar.
Archetype Plugin - Generate a skeleton project structure from an archetype.
Assembly Plugin - Build an assembly (distribution) of sources and binaries.
CheckstylePlugin - Generate a checkstyle report.
CleanPlugin - Clean up after the build.
CloverPlugin - Generate a Clover report.
CompilerPlugin - Compiles Java sources.
DeployPlugin - Deploy the built artifact to the remote repository.
EarPlugin - Generate an EAR from the current project.
EclipsePlugin - Generate an Eclipse project file for the current project.
EjbPlugin - Build an EJB (and optional client) from the current project.
IdeaPlugin - Create/update an IDEA workspace for the current project (individual modules are created as IDEA modules)
InstallPlugin - Install the built artifact into the local repository.
JarPlugin - Build a JAR from the current project.
Javadoc Plugin - Generate Javadoc for the project.
PluginPlugin - Create a Maven plugin descriptor for any Mojo's found in the source tree, to include in the JAR.
PmdPlugin - Generate a PMD report.
ProjectHelpPlugin - Get information about the working environment for the project.
ProjectInfoReportsPlugin - Generate a standard project reports.
RarPlugin - Build a RAR from the current project.
ReleasePlugin - Release the current project - updating the POM and tagging in the SCM.
ResourcesPlugin - Copy the resources to the output directory for including in the JAR.
SitePlugin - Generate a site for the current project.
SourcePlugin - Build a JAR of sources for use in IDEs and distribution to the repository.
Surefire Plugin - Run the Junit tests in an isolated classloader.
VerifierPlugin - Useful for integration tests - verifies the existence of certain conditions.
WarPlugin - Build a WAR from the current project.