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Pelagios Widgets for WordPress


The Pelagios widgets are widgets that you can embed on a web page to display relationships between places and items in ancient history collections.

There are two widgets, one to display information about places you mention on your site, the other allows people to search for information related to places.

The information displayed originates from museums, research institutes, universities and projects that are part of Pelagios, and includes details about these items and maps showing associated locations.

About Pelagios Widgets

The Pelagios Widgets were developed by the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University as part of the Pelagios 2 project funded by JISC.

Find out more about Pelagios on the Pelagios website.


Pelagios Widgets © 2012, the Institute of Educational Technology. All rights reserved.


Both widgets are currently in beta.


Pelagios Partners include: Google Ancient Places (Open University, Southampton), LUCERO (The Open University), Pleiades (ISAW, NYU), Perseus Digital Library (Tufts), Arachne (Cologne), SPQR (Kings College, London), Digital Memory Engineering (Austrian Institute of Technology), Open Context (UC Berkeley), CLAROS (Oxford), PtolemyMachine (Holy Cross), Ure Museum (Reading), FastiOnline (AIAC), Nomisma (ANS), Regnum Francorum Online, The British Museum, Inscriptions of Israel Palestine (Brown), (ISAW, NYU), Ports Antiques, Oracc (U. Penn.), Meketre (Vienna), OCRE (ANS, ISAW).


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Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 3.9 or greater

Automatic installation

Log in to your WordPress admin panel, navigate to the Plugins menu and use the search form to search for this plugin. Click Install and WordPress will automatically complete the installation.

Manual installation

  1. Download the plugin to your computer and unzip it
  2. Use an FTP program, or your hosting control panel, to upload the unzipped plugin folder to the plugin directory of your WordPress installation.
  3. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and activate the plugin from the Plugins menu.


Where can I find documentation?

Find out more about the Pelagios Widgets project on Github.

Where can I report bugs or request new features?

Bugs related to the Pelagios Widgets can be reported on GitHub.

Bugs related to the WordPress plugin can be reported on the WordPress support forums or on GitHub.

Idem for feature requests.

Can I contribute?

Checkout and contribute to the Pelagios Widgets source code on GitHub.

Checkout and contribute to the plugin source code on GitHub.

Contributors & Developers

“Pelagios Widgets for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


0.2.1 – 20/08/2015

  • PHP5 style constructor

0.2.0 – 09/05/2015

  • code cleanup
  • pelagios JS update
  • TinyMCE 4.0
  • requires WP 3.9+

0.1.1 – 06/08/2012

  • Initial release 0.1.1