Play in the Sandbox

Are you interested in playing with Omeka before downloading and installing your own copy? If you are, please visit our new Sandbox. Here you may test the functionality of an Omeka installation by adding and editing items, creating collections, building exhibits, and changing settings. Unlike a copy that you download, you cannot upload files, install plugins, or change the CSS. But, we think the Sandbox still gives you a good idea of what Omeka can do.

To access the administrative panel, go to: At the login screen, enter “demo” as the username and “sandbox” as the password (do not include quotation marks).

Play all that you want, because we will reload the original database and its settings at the end of the day.

8 Responses to “Play in the Sandbox”

  1. lyn maccorkle

    looking for efficient and customizable way to create more exhibits

  2. Sheila Brennan


    All of the exhibit and public design themes are editable in your Omeka installation from your server. So, you can customize exhibits.

    We are redesigning the exhibit builder interface to make the process a little more efficient.

    Do you have any suggestions, or could you explain more fully what it is you are looking for in an exhibit builder?


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  4. Tona

    Love it, love it, love it. Can’t wait to play more. This is exactly what I was looking for.

    One Q – where can I ask further questions as I mess around? (besides sticking them here in the comments to your post).

    For example: when I upload, say, a document, is the “creator” the document’s original author, or is that me?

  5. Sheila Brennan

    Well, before you ask questions, I would suggest that you check our “How To” section: We provide some explanations of basic functions, definitions of metafields, et al.

    [Generally, “creator” is the person who authored or created the item, while the “contributor” could be you. ]

    Also, there is a forum, where you may ask questions of the Omeka community:

    It sometimes help to browse through what has already been posted because you may find the answer to your question.

    Glad you are enjoying Omeka!

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