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A guide describing Omeka and the basic functions of the software

Omeka Classic, Omeka S, and

There are three versions of Omeka:

  • Omeka Classic (for individual projects and educators)
    • Web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits.
  • Omeka S. (For institutions managing a shareable resource pool across multiple sites.)
    • A next-generation web publishing platform for institutions interested in connecting digital cultural heritage collections with other resources online.
  • (A hosted version of Omeka. Learn about their pricing plans.)

Plugins/browser extensions:


The Commenting plugin allows site viewers to leave comments on items and collections in an Omeka Classic site. The plugin also permits administrators to moderate those comments. It is also possible to add commenting to pages generated by plugins such as Exhibit Builder and Simple Pages.

PDF Embed

Embeds PDF documents into item and file pages.

PDF Text

Extracts text from PDF files so they can be browsed and searched.


Create interpretive posters using Omeka items.

Project Guide

Allows administrators to configure a link to a custom project guide. The link displays at the admin item view level and on the admin dashboard.

Simple Pages

Allows administrators to create simple web pages for their public site.

User Profiles

Adds configurable user profiles to Omeka.

YouTube Import

Adds the ability to import Youtube videos into Omeka as items while preserving as much metadata as possible.

Zotero Import

Imports libraries and collections from Zotero user and group accounts.

Working with Plugins - Omeka Classic User Manual