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 74,000 unique museum websites, ~24% 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 76,98438.262%
#2Slider Revolution2,86415.691%
#3WPBakery Page Builder2,04711.215%
#4WooCommerce1,88410.322%
#5The Events Calendar1,5798.651%
#6Sitepress Multilingual CMS1,3157.204%
#7Jetpack1,2997.117%
#8Cookie Notice1,1506.3%
#9Google Analytics For WordPress1,0855.944%
#10Layerslider8304.547%
#11Cookie Law Info6463.539%
#12Instagram Feed6303.451%
#13Elementor Page Builder6223.408%
#14TablePress6173.38%
#15Google Analytics Dashboard For WP5673.106%
#16Page Builder by SiteOrigin5493.008%
#17WP Pagenavi5483.002%
#18MetaSlider4902.684%
#19Easy Fancybox4842.652%
#20Responsive Lightbox4772.613%
#21Photo Gallery4722.586%
#22MailChimp for WordPress4642.542%
#23Events Manager4292.35%
#24All In One Event Calendar4222.312%
#25Page Links To3842.104%
#26Add To Any3842.104%
#27Nextgen Gallery3692.022%
#28SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle3331.824%
#29Gravity Forms3311.813%
#30Simple Lightbox3291.802%
#31Custom Facebook Feed3081.687%
#32Max Mega Menu2831.55%
#33Fusion Builder2791.529%
#34Ultimate Vc Addons2761.512%
#35WPML Translation Management2721.49%
#36WP Google Maps2691.474%
#37Fusion Core2621.435%
#38Youtube Embed Plus2621.435%
#39Elementor Pro2531.386%
#40Newsletter2511.375%
#41Masterslider2481.359%
#42Simple Calendar2391.309%
#43Foobox Image Lightbox2351.287%
#44WPML CMS Nav2281.249%
#45Wysija Newsletters2251.233%
#46UK Cookie Consent2241.227%
#47Google Language Translator2081.14%
#48EventOn2051.123%
#49Gtranslate2021.107%
#50Duracelltomi Google Tag Manager1971.079%
#51WP Rocket1931.057%
#52Essential Grid Gallery Plugin1861.019%
#53Formidable Forms1831.003%
#54Give – Donation Plugin and Fundraising Platform1810.992%
#55Smart Slider 31800.986%
#56Events Calendar Pro1730.948%
#57Ultimate Social Media Icons1730.948%
#58Google Analyticator1680.92%
#59Autoptimize1660.909%
#60Column Shortcodes1630.893%
#61Monarch Social Media Sharing1600.877%
#62Shortcodes Ultimate1590.871%
#63WP Lightbox 21590.871%
#64MapPress Maps for WordPress1550.849%
#65WordPress Download Manager1550.849%
#66WP Accessibility1510.827%
#67Addthis1500.822%
#68Bb Plugin1500.822%
#69UberMenu1480.811%
#70Content Views Query And Display Post Page1480.811%
#71Gutenberg1420.778%
#72Contact Form 7 Datepicker1410.772%
#73Captcha1410.772%
#74Menu Icons1380.756%
#75EU Cookie Law1370.751%
#76Download Monitor1330.729%
#77Woo Gutenberg Products Block1330.729%
#78WooCommerce Multilingual1320.723%
#79MailChimp For WooCommerce1280.701%
#80Simple Share Buttons Adder1280.701%
#81Cf7 Conditional Fields1280.701%
#82Simple Social Icons1280.701%
#83My Calendar1270.696%
#84Lightbox Plus1270.696%
#85WP Smushit1270.696%
#86WP jQuery Lightbox1220.668%
#87Count Per Day1150.63%
#88WP Polls1140.625%
#89JS Composer Salient1110.608%
#90Event Tickets1110.608%
#91Fancybox For WordPress1100.603%
#92jQuery Collapse O Matic1090.597%
#93Custom Facebook Feed Pro1070.586%
#94Popup Builder1060.581%
#95Page List1050.575%
#96WooCommerce Gateway Paypal Express Checkout1040.57%
#97Akismet1040.57%
#98Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails1020.559%
#99WP GDPR Compliance1020.559%
#100Constant Contact Forms1010.553%
Number of Museum Websites Powered by WordPress18,253
Last updatedAugust 7th, 2020

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