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Using Omeka

Omeka is a web publishing platform to create digital exhibits

Things to Think About Before You Start Creating

Before building a website in, you should first plan out your content. Identify your exhibit theme, identify items for inclusion, map out a plan for presentation, create potential layouts and outline ideas on paper before you start building online.

For advice on thinking about digital projects and planning them before building a website, you might want to browse through Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and, Presenting the Past on the Web, by Dan Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig.

Need some inspiration? Look at a list of websites built in

Your Dashboard

Omeka’s administrative panel, or Dashboard, is where you go to manage all of the functions and information in an Omeka website, such as adding items to an archive, creating collections, modifying item types, building an exhibit, and managing its plugins and themes. 

Website Dashboard

The Dashboard is located at located at ‘/admin’ relative to your website’s URL (

To login, go to This username and password is the same as your login for

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