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Create an Site Create a free Omeka site with

  1. Register for a free account using your email address
  2. Decide on a subdomain name. The subdomain will be in your site URL: [subdomain] You will not be able to change your subdomain later, so choose wisely!
  3. Give your Omeka site a title. You can change your site title at any time.

Install Plugins

  1. Select "Plugins" from the top menu
  2. Click green "Install" button to install additional plugins.

Recommended Plugins:

  • Exhibit Builder
  • PDF Embed
  • Simple Pages

Appearance: Theme & Navigation


You can change the appearance of your Omeka site using options in the "Appearance" screen.



Themes determine the color scheme and layout of your Omeka site. There are several different themes available.



Navigation settings change the links that appear on your Omeka site's main menu. You can add or remove these menu items as needed.



You can change the maximum size of your images in the settings section. However, you will probably want to leave the default settings.


Configure Your Theme

Configuration options will vary a bit by which theme you choose.


  • Add a "Logo File." This image will appear at the top of all of your site pages.
  • Footer text: will be displayed at the bottom of all of your site pages
  • Item File Gallery
  • Navigation style: choose between a menu bar across the top of your pages or a sidebar

Build Your Homepage

You can add text to your site's homepage and change the items displayed on your homepage on your Theme Configuration Page.


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