There are a variety of plugins that enable additional functionality in Omeka. All the plugins available for Omeka and their descriptions can be found on this page.

  1. To install an Omeka plugin you have downloaded as a zip file, open up your cPanel Dashboard and click on the File Manager. You can find the File Manager under ‘Files’ or by typing “File Manager” in the upper-right search bar.

    Screenshot of File manager under files

  2. Go to the public_html > omeka > plugins folder by clicking on the folder icons in the file menu, or by typing “public_html/omeka/plugins” into the navigation bar at the top and clicking ‘Go’.
  3. Next, you will need to upload the plugin zip file into the plugins folder. Select the Upload option in the top menu to open up a new tab where you can upload the file. When the upload is complete, click the ‘Go back to home/yourdomain/public_html/omeka/plugins’ link at the bottom of the page to return to the File Manager. You will see that the zip file has appeared in the plugins folder.
  4. Make sure the zip file is selected (it should be highlighted in blue), then click Extract from the menu at the top of the page. A small window will open up to confirm where the file will be extracted to. If you were in the plugins folder, it should say public_html/omeka/plugins, if not, type that into the box before you hit Extract File(s).

    screenshot of extract button

  5. Another window will open that outlines the contents of the file. Just hit the Close button and the installation will be complete.

  6. The plugin should now be available in the plugins tab in your Omeka.

     screenshot plugins tab

  7. To install the plugin on your Omeka site, select “Plugins” then the green “Install” button. You may be asked to configure additional settings for the plugin

    Screenshot of the Exhibit Builder plugin installation settings