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Omeka Pages

Created by Zach Francis and Dan Fandino
Maintained by LEADR under the direction of Alice Lynn McMichael

Last Updated: 9/30/2021


Other LEADR resources have gone over the basics of Omeka, such as how to create Items and Exhibits. A small part of those resources was dedicated to creating pages in Omeka. This guide will go into more detail on how to create and design those Pages. And because it is so important, we emphasize here that you must save your work anytime you make changes to your Exhibits or Pages. Omeka will not automatically save your work for you, and any unsaved work will be lost.

In order to begin creating and editing Pages, you will have to navigate to your Exhibit. Follow these steps:

  1. Press the Exhibits tab from your Omeka website’s dashboard.

  2. Find your Exhibit on the Browse Exhibits page and select the Edit button

  3. This will take you to your Exhibit’s Exhibit Metadata page which provides the data for your cover page. At the bottom of this page, you will find the Pages section where you will see any Pages you have created as well as the Add Page button. You can get to any Page by pressing on that Page’s title.

Adding, Deleting, and Moving Pages



  1. From the Pages section of the Exhibit Metadata Page, press the x next to the Page that you want to delete.

  2. Once you press the x button, you will have to press the Save Changes button at the top right of the page to successfully delete your page. You may mark multiple pages for deletion, then press the Save Changes button.


Editing Pages

Once you’ve begun adding pages to your exhibit, you can begin building and editing. There are three main components to making a Page: the title, content blocks, and saving.

Page Titles

Content Blocks

Content Blocks are how you will upload items to your exhibit, provide textual analysis and organize your page. There are multiple types of blocks that allow you a lot of creative freedom when developing your pages. Remember to save your progress as you work!

Block Types

There are 4 Block types you can add to your Page

Adding and Organizing Blocks
Adding Content to your Block

There are 4 types of Blocks you can embed into a page, but there are only two types of data that Blocks can use: Items and text.


When editing your pages, it is vital that you save your work. Any data or changes entered into Omeka will not save or take place unless you press one of the Save Changes buttons at the top-right corner of the page.

Page Design

Viewing your Public Page

It is a good idea to frequently visit the public website for your page by clicking the View Public Page button at the top-right of the page. This will let you see how things are coming together as you build your Exhibit.

Layout Options

You’ll notice that different Content Block types and the order in which they are put will affect the layout and flow of your webpage. Another factor which will greatly affect how your page looks are the Layout Options located at the bottom of each Content Block. These options vary with each Block type and provide a substantial amount of creative freedom for designing your pages.

Materials & Resources


After using this resource, you should have a more advanced knowledge of how to create, edit and design pages for your digital exhibit. You should know how to upload Items and provide context using text in your pages.

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