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 76,61539.566%
#2Slider Revolution2,65515.88%
#3WPBakery Page Builder1,82510.916%
#4Jetpack1,68010.048%
#5WooCommerce1,6179.672%
#6Sitepress Multilingual CMS1,3377.997%
#7Layerslider8725.216%
#8Google Analytics For WordPress8675.186%
#9Cookie Notice8545.108%
#10WP Pagenavi6273.75%
#11The Events Calendar6053.619%
#12Page Builder by SiteOrigin5693.403%
#13Nextgen Gallery5383.218%
#14MetaSlider5273.152%
#15TablePress5253.14%
#16Photo Gallery5173.092%
#17Responsive Lightbox4782.859%
#18All In One Event Calendar4772.853%
#19Easy Fancybox4682.799%
#20Events Manager4252.542%
#21Instagram Feed4182.5%
#22MailChimp for WordPress3982.381%
#23Cookie Law Info3882.321%
#24Custom Facebook Feed3532.111%
#25Page Links To3482.081%
#26Add To Any3402.034%
#27Wysija Newsletters3352.004%
#28SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle3221.926%
#29Simple Lightbox3131.872%
#30WPML CMS Nav2631.573%
#31Masterslider2551.525%
#32Events Calendar Pro2431.453%
#33Gravity Forms2401.435%
#34Google Analyticator2361.412%
#35Simple Calendar2261.352%
#36Youtube Embed Plus2221.328%
#37UK Cookie Consent2221.328%
#38WP Statistics2191.31%
#39Ultimate Vc Addons2141.28%
#40Newsletter2071.238%
#41Captcha2001.196%
#42WP Lightbox 21971.178%
#43WP Google Maps1961.172%
#44Lightbox Plus1901.136%
#45EventOn1861.113%
#46Foobox Image Lightbox1821.089%
#47Google Language Translator1811.083%
#48MapPress Maps for WordPress1811.083%
#49Column Shortcodes1791.071%
#50Max Mega Menu1781.065%
#51Essential Grid Gallery Plugin1781.065%
#52UberMenu1731.035%
#53Monarch Social Media Sharing1650.987%
#54Fusion Builder1600.957%
#55Contact Form 7 Datepicker1550.927%
#56Shortcodes Ultimate1540.921%
#57EU Cookie Law1530.915%
#58Addthis1520.909%
#59Google Captcha1500.897%
#60Elementor Page Builder1490.891%
#61WP jQuery Lightbox1440.861%
#62Simple Share Buttons Adder1430.855%
#63Akismet1390.831%
#64Give – Donation Plugin and Fundraising Platform1390.831%
#65Fusion Core1360.813%
#66Formidable Forms1340.801%
#67My Calendar1340.801%
#68Fancybox For WordPress1340.801%
#69Meteor Slides1310.784%
#70WordPress Download Manager1270.76%
#71Contact Form Plugin1250.748%
#72jQuery Colorbox1230.736%
#73WP Polls1230.736%
#74Gtranslate1200.718%
#75Social Media Widget1200.718%
#76Count Per Day1180.706%
#77WooCommerce Multilingual1170.7%
#78Simple Social Icons1170.7%
#79Content Views Query And Display Post Page1160.694%
#80MailChimp List Subscribe Form1160.694%
#81Menu Icons1130.676%
#82WP Spamshield1120.67%
#83Ultimate Social Media Icons1100.658%
#84jQuery Collapse O Matic1090.652%
#85Duracelltomi Google Tag Manager1090.652%
#86Page List1040.622%
#87Advanced Access Manager1030.616%
#88WP Accessibility1020.61%
#89Simple Twitter Tweets990.592%
#90Si Captcha For WordPress990.592%
#91Download Monitor970.58%
#92Slideshow jQuery Image Gallery940.562%
#93JS Composer Theme910.544%
#94Easy Columns910.544%
#95Easing Slider910.544%
#96Google Analytics Dashboard For WP890.532%
#97Form Maker890.532%
#98Easy Table890.532%
#99Gallery Plugin890.532%
#100Theme My Login870.52%
Number of Museum Websites Powered by WordPress16,719
Last updatedAugust 15th, 2018

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