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.

We have several WordPress Themes for Museums with Google Fonts integrated directly into them. The selected fonts are automatically downloaded and are served locally, which is better for performance and complies with GDPR regulations.


The Most Used WordPress Plugins on Museum Websites
# Plugin Name Total Websites % of Total
#1 Contact Form 7 7,117 35.175%
#2 Slider Revolution 2,795 13.814%
#3 WooCommerce 2,204 10.893%
#4 WPBakery Page Builder 2,010 9.934%
#5 Sitepress Multilingual CMS 1,406 6.949%
#6 Jetpack 1,389 6.865%
#7 Google Analytics For WordPress 1,128 5.575%
#8 Cookie Notice 1,031 5.096%
#9 The Events Calendar 1,012 5.002%
#10 Elementor Page Builder 873 4.315%
#11 Cookie Law Info 858 4.241%
#12 Instagram Feed 784 3.875%
#13 Layerslider 748 3.697%
#14 TablePress 645 3.188%
#15 Google Analytics Dashboard For WP 575 2.842%
#16 Nextgen Gallery 565 2.792%
#17 Page Builder by SiteOrigin 530 2.619%
#18 WP Pagenavi 524 2.59%
#19 MetaSlider 486 2.402%
#20 Easy Fancybox 470 2.323%
#21 Elementor Pro 454 2.244%
#22 Responsive Lightbox 443 2.189%
#23 MailChimp for WordPress 440 2.175%
#24 Photo Gallery 440 2.175%
#25 Events Calendar Pro 421 2.081%
#26 Page Links To 416 2.056%
#27 Gravity Forms 413 2.041%
#28 Events Manager 391 1.932%
#29 Add To Any 383 1.893%
#30 Max Mega Menu 353 1.745%
#31 WP Rocket 348 1.72%
#32 Simple Lightbox 334 1.651%
#33 Fusion Builder 332 1.641%
#34 All In One Event Calendar 328 1.621%
#35 SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle 313 1.547%
#36 Fusion Core 312 1.542%
#37 Custom Facebook Feed 301 1.488%
#38 Youtube Embed Plus 279 1.379%
#39 Gtranslate 274 1.354%
#40 Newsletter 271 1.339%
#41 Ultimate Vc Addons 270 1.334%
#42 Smart Slider 3 268 1.325%
#43 Foobox Image Lightbox 251 1.241%
#44 Complianz GDPR 232 1.147%
#45 Masterslider 228 1.127%
#46 WP Smushit 222 1.097%
#47 Google Language Translator 220 1.087%
#48 Duracelltomi Google Tag Manager 219 1.082%
#49 Formidable Forms 219 1.082%
#50 Bb Plugin 218 1.077%
#51 EventOn 208 1.028%
#52 WP Google Maps 207 1.023%
#53 Borlabs Cookie 202 0.998%
#54 Autoptimize 201 0.993%
#55 WPML CMS Nav 201 0.993%
#56 Simple Calendar 199 0.984%
#57 Modern Events Calendar Lite 198 0.979%
#58 Give – Donation Plugin and Fundraising Platform 192 0.949%
#59 Wysija Newsletters 182 0.9%
#60 MailChimp For WooCommerce 179 0.885%
#61 GDPR Cookie Compliance 175 0.865%
#62 Monarch Social Media Sharing 168 0.83%
#63 Pojo Accessibility 167 0.825%
#64 WP Accessibility 165 0.815%
#65 Shortcodes Ultimate 164 0.811%
#66 Essential Grid Gallery Plugin 162 0.801%
#67 WooCommerce Multilingual 160 0.791%
#68 Ultimate Social Media Icons 158 0.781%
#69 WordPress Download Manager 158 0.781%
#70 Content Views Query And Display Post Page 157 0.776%
#71 Cf7 Conditional Fields 150 0.741%
#72 Column Shortcodes 142 0.702%
#73 Menu Icons 136 0.672%
#74 Simple Social Icons 134 0.662%
#75 WP Lightbox 2 133 0.657%
#76 JS Composer Salient 133 0.657%
#77 Gutenberg 132 0.652%
#78 Google Analyticator 132 0.652%
#79 Addthis 129 0.638%
#80 Wpfront Scroll Top 128 0.633%
#81 WP Featherlight 127 0.628%
#82 Instagram Feed Pro 127 0.628%
#83 MapPress Maps for WordPress 127 0.628%
#84 UberMenu 126 0.623%
#85 Constant Contact Forms 125 0.618%
#86 Event Tickets 122 0.603%
#87 Widget Options 117 0.578%
#88 Enable jQuery Migrate Helper 115 0.568%
#89 Custom Facebook Feed Pro 115 0.568%
#90 Social Icons Widget By WPzoom 115 0.568%
#91 Contact Form 7 Datepicker 114 0.563%
#92 Simple Share Buttons Adder 113 0.558%
#93 WooCommerce Gateway Paypal Express Checkout 112 0.554%
#94 Gp Premium 111 0.549%
#95 Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails 111 0.549%
#96 Captcha 110 0.544%
#97 My Calendar 110 0.544%
#98 EU Cookie Law 110 0.544%
#99 Cleantalk Spam Protect 108 0.534%
#100 jQuery Collapse O Matic 107 0.529%
Number of Museum Websites Powered by WordPress 20,233
Last updated April 7th, 2022