Most Popular WordPress Plugins for Museums

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Were you tasked with creating a new website for a museum or updating an existing one, but need to add some extra flair to it? That’s what some WordPress plugins can help you with.

We monitor and analyze over 73,000 unique museum websites, ~22% of which are powered by WordPress.

Here are the Top 100 Most Used WordPress Plugins on museum websites from all around the world. We hope that this ranking of plugins will help you identify some of the most common features of museum websites.

One such example is WPML (Sitepress Multilingual CMS), a paid plugin that lets you create a multilingual WordPress website. This plugin has an unusually high ranking (#6), even if it’s a paid plugin. But it can be easily explained. Museums are usually important tourist attractions, so it makes sense to have these websites translated into multiple languages, hence the increased popularity of WPML.


The Most Used WordPress Plugins on Museum Websites
#Plugin NameTotal Websites% of Total
#1Contact Form 76,99938.399%
#2Slider Revolution2,88015.801%
#3WPBakery Page Builder2,05511.274%
#4WooCommerce1,8229.996%
#5The Events Calendar1,5148.306%
#6Sitepress Multilingual CMS1,3337.313%
#7Jetpack1,3217.247%
#8Cookie Notice1,1376.238%
#9Google Analytics For WordPress1,0545.783%
#10Layerslider8464.641%
#11TablePress6233.418%
#12Cookie Law Info6163.38%
#13Instagram Feed6113.352%
#14Elementor Page Builder5703.127%
#15WP Pagenavi5653.1%
#16Page Builder by SiteOrigin5473.001%
#17Google Analytics Dashboard For WP5292.902%
#18Easy Fancybox4922.699%
#19MetaSlider4922.699%
#20Responsive Lightbox4902.688%
#21Photo Gallery4872.672%
#22MailChimp for WordPress4702.579%
#23All In One Event Calendar4362.392%
#24Events Manager4232.321%
#25Add To Any3882.129%
#26Page Links To3862.118%
#27Nextgen Gallery3762.063%
#28Gravity Forms3321.821%
#29WP Google Maps3311.816%
#30Simple Lightbox3241.778%
#31SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle3231.772%
#32Custom Facebook Feed3141.723%
#33Full Site Editing Plugin3051.673%
#34Ultimate Vc Addons2751.509%
#35Max Mega Menu2651.454%
#36Newsletter2561.405%
#37Youtube Embed Plus2551.399%
#38Masterslider2541.394%
#39Fusion Builder2521.383%
#40WPML CMS Nav2411.322%
#41Simple Calendar2401.317%
#42Foobox Image Lightbox2371.3%
#43Wysija Newsletters2351.289%
#44Elementor Pro2301.262%
#45Fusion Core2301.262%
#46UK Cookie Consent2281.251%
#47Google Language Translator2111.158%
#48EventOn2031.114%
#49Gtranslate1901.042%
#50Duracelltomi Google Tag Manager1891.037%
#51Essential Grid Gallery Plugin1871.026%
#52Formidable Forms1800.988%
#53Give – Donation Plugin and Fundraising Platform1790.982%
#54WPML Translation Management1760.966%
#55Google Analyticator1760.966%
#56Events Calendar Pro1740.955%
#57Ultimate Social Media Icons1730.949%
#58WP Lightbox 21690.927%
#59Column Shortcodes1670.916%
#60Monarch Social Media Sharing1660.911%
#61MapPress Maps for WordPress1640.9%
#62Smart Slider 31640.9%
#63WP Rocket1620.889%
#64Shortcodes Ultimate1610.883%
#65Addthis1590.872%
#66WordPress Download Manager1560.856%
#67Autoptimize1510.828%
#68Bb Plugin1480.812%
#69UberMenu1470.806%
#70Captcha1440.79%
#71Contact Form 7 Datepicker1430.785%
#72WP Accessibility1420.779%
#73Woo Gutenberg Products Block1420.779%
#74EU Cookie Law1410.774%
#75Content Views Query And Display Post Page1390.763%
#76Gutenberg1390.763%
#77Lightbox Plus1370.752%
#78Simple Share Buttons Adder1350.741%
#79Menu Icons1340.735%
#80Download Monitor1310.719%
#81WooCommerce Multilingual1270.697%
#82Simple Social Icons1260.691%
#83WP jQuery Lightbox1240.68%
#84My Calendar1220.669%
#85Cf7 Conditional Fields1200.658%
#86WP Polls1170.642%
#87Count Per Day1160.636%
#88jQuery Collapse O Matic1140.625%
#89MailChimp For WooCommerce1130.62%
#90Akismet1090.598%
#91JS Composer Salient1080.593%
#92Fancybox For WordPress1080.593%
#93Constant Contact Forms1070.587%
#94Popup Builder1050.576%
#95WP Smushit1030.565%
#96Custom Facebook Feed Pro1030.565%
#97Page List1010.554%
#98JS Composer Theme1010.554%
#99jQuery Colorbox1000.549%
#100Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails1000.549%
Number of Museum Websites Powered by WordPress18,227
Last updatedMay 25th, 2020

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