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About WP-CollectiveAccess

WP-CollectiveAccess is a wordpress plugin to display collections informations & media from museum or digital archives
inside WordPress, using web services.

WP-CollectiveAccess is a project lead by idéesculture, a small french company, involved in CollectiveAccess development
through french translation & a dedicated module for Musées de France museums, tiny devs… We provide CollectiveAccess
services to museum, tourism offices in France & french-speaking countries.
This project was funded by Pro-Memoria, an italian company providing CollectiveAccess services.

About CollectiveAccess

CollectiveAccess is an opensource web-based suite of applications providing a framework for management, description, and discovery
of complex digital and physical collections.
CollectiveAccess is a registered trademark by Whirl-i-Gig in the USA. It has been brought by a collaboration between and
partner institutions in North America and Europe with projects in 5 continents.


  • Detail view

  • Search View

  • Browse View


  1. Unzip inside the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Adapt configuration through Settings > CollectiveAccess


How to test WP-CollectiveAccess with a default & empty wordpress installation ?

WP-CollectiveAccess has been tested with WordPress 3.9, using default theme (aka Twenty Fourteen).

To test this plugin inside a fast-to-deploy setup :

  1. Install WP-CollectiveAccess plugin and activate it
  2. Install wordpress-importer plugin and activate it
  3. (optional) Read this blog post
    about the sample wordpress data we’ll deploy
  4. Download the zip of the XML & the WIE files we will import
  5. Go to Tools -> Import -> WordPress
  6. Select the file that has the “XML” extension.
  7. Install Widget Importer & Exporter plugin and activate
    it. It is used to import widgets data similar to original demo.
  8. Go to Tools -> Widget Importer & Exporter
  9. Click on “Select file” or similar button there.
  10. Select the file that has the “wie” extension (
  11. Go to Appearance -> Menu section.
  12. In “Select a menu to edit”, choose “Testing menu” and click Select
  13. Bottom of the page, tick “Top primary menu” and click Save menu
Where can I have more information ?

Please take a look at in the same directory. Don’t hesitate to contact me (gautiermichelin) at


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Contributors & Developers

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  • [x] Improved linked object : display, with nice thumbnail & a subview


  • [x] Customization : page title (for search, browse & detail view) ;
  • [x] Customization : override the default view by a custom view for a single request (post or get $view with a string, for exemple allow to display with an intro the content of a set) ;
  • [x] Customization : through templates via admin settings ;
  • [x] Customization : create customized views inside views/local
  • [x] Customization : page header image through CSS
  • [x] Records displayed : objects, entities, places, events, collections
  • [x] Internationalization & translations : english (default), french (fr_FR), italian (it_IT)
  • [x] TilePic viewer
  • [x] Hierarchy viewer


  • development phase for 0.5, planned for end of july


  • expanding views to each part of the plugin


  • supporting views & subviews for easier customisation (take a look at /views & /views/local)


  • first working version