Most Popular WordPress Plugins for Museums

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 74,000 unique museum websites, ~27% 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 76,87334.153%
#2Slider Revolution2,72813.556%
#3WooCommerce2,02010.038%
#4WPBakery Page Builder1,9989.928%
#5The Events Calendar1,6358.125%
#6Jetpack1,3506.708%
#7Sitepress Multilingual CMS1,3126.52%
#8Google Analytics For WordPress1,1585.754%
#9Layerslider7693.821%
#10Cookie Notice7203.578%
#11Cookie Law Info7133.543%
#12Instagram Feed6833.394%
#13Elementor Page Builder6683.319%
#14TablePress6323.141%
#15Google Analytics Dashboard For WP6022.991%
#16Page Builder by SiteOrigin5262.614%
#17WP Pagenavi5222.594%
#18Nextgen Gallery5012.49%
#19Easy Fancybox4802.385%
#20MetaSlider4742.355%
#21Photo Gallery4612.291%
#22MailChimp for WordPress4532.251%
#23Responsive Lightbox4452.211%
#24Events Manager4092.032%
#25Page Links To3981.978%
#26All In One Event Calendar3661.819%
#27Add To Any3631.804%
#28Gravity Forms3561.769%
#29Simple Lightbox3211.595%
#30SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle3151.565%
#31Fusion Builder3101.54%
#32Max Mega Menu3041.511%
#33Elementor Pro3031.506%
#34Custom Facebook Feed2951.466%
#35Fusion Core2931.456%
#36Youtube Embed Plus2671.327%
#37Ultimate Vc Addons2651.317%
#38WP Rocket2461.222%
#39Foobox Image Lightbox2441.212%
#40Newsletter2431.208%
#41Masterslider2391.188%
#42Gtranslate2241.113%
#43WP Google Maps2181.083%
#44Duracelltomi Google Tag Manager2171.078%
#45Google Language Translator2151.068%
#46Simple Calendar2101.044%
#47Smart Slider 32081.034%
#48WPML CMS Nav2081.034%
#49EventOn1980.984%
#50UK Cookie Consent1960.974%
#51Wysija Newsletters1950.969%
#52Formidable Forms1890.939%
#53Autoptimize1820.904%
#54Give – Donation Plugin and Fundraising Platform1800.894%
#55Bb Plugin1780.885%
#56WP Smushit1730.86%
#57Events Calendar Pro1660.825%
#58Shortcodes Ultimate1640.815%
#59Essential Grid Gallery Plugin1600.795%
#60MailChimp For WooCommerce1580.785%
#61Monarch Social Media Sharing1580.785%
#62WP Accessibility1510.75%
#63Ultimate Social Media Icons1510.75%
#64WooCommerce Multilingual1490.74%
#65Google Analyticator1490.74%
#66Content Views Query And Display Post Page1470.73%
#67WordPress Download Manager1460.726%
#68Borlabs Cookie1460.726%
#69Column Shortcodes1420.706%
#70UberMenu1400.696%
#71MapPress Maps for WordPress1400.696%
#72WP Lightbox 21390.691%
#73Addthis1370.681%
#74Cf7 Conditional Fields1360.676%
#75Simple Social Icons1350.671%
#76Contact Form 7 Datepicker1330.661%
#77Captcha1310.651%
#78Gutenberg1300.646%
#79Modern Events Calendar Lite1290.641%
#80Download Monitor1290.641%
#81Menu Icons1290.641%
#82Enable jQuery Migrate Helper1250.621%
#83Event Tickets1240.616%
#84My Calendar1200.596%
#85GDPR Cookie Compliance1190.591%
#86EU Cookie Law1190.591%
#87Simple Share Buttons Adder1170.581%
#88WooCommerce Gateway Paypal Express Checkout1160.576%
#89Woo Gutenberg Products Block1150.571%
#90Constant Contact Forms1130.562%
#91Popup Builder1130.562%
#92JS Composer Salient1130.562%
#93WP Featherlight1100.547%
#94WP jQuery Lightbox1100.547%
#95Wpfront Scroll Top1100.547%
#96Custom Facebook Feed Pro1070.532%
#97jQuery Collapse O Matic1060.527%
#98Instagram Feed Pro1050.522%
#99WP Polls1040.517%
#100Page List1030.512%
Number of Museum Websites Powered by WordPress20,124
Last updatedApril 1st, 2021

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