In this post, we shall discuss on how to detect What theme and Plugin a WordPress website is using Have you ever seen an eye popping WordPress theme and you felt like using the same on your website? Without much ado on this post you will learn about the various method to detect What theme and Plugin a WordPress website is using
To detect a theme a website uses, there are some prerequisite you need to know before that.
Firstly you have to check if the website uses WordPress manually or whether it’s built on another CMS.
You can detect what theme Using a Third Party Websites through the following methods. First of all I will be listing out some websites where you can check out the search query.
WordPress Theme Search for detecting What theme and Plugin a WordPress website is using
WordPress Theme Search allows the user to enter the URL of any website that employs a WordPress theme and it presents the details of the same.
The information not only identifies the theme but also the attempts to identify the author of the theme. If it finds, that a website uses a customized theme, it also reports that. especially if you intend to purchase one based on what you’ve seen on different websites. The theme details the websites reports will let you know if the theme is free for download or whether it requires a purchase. It as well list out various Plugin the same websites uses.
Scan WP is an innovative WordPress theme detector, meaning that it can detect almost any plugin being used on a WordPress site along with the theme being used. All you need to do is enter a URL of a site built with WordPress and they would handle the rest. On this website, you will get all the information you can possibly need about the site. Including:
WordPress Theme Name
The Theme Price
%Percentage of Theme Usage
Link to Buy the Theme
ALL the Plugins Used
Each Plugin Price
Percentage of Plugin Usage
Link to Download the Plugin
WP Theme Detector
This is yet another website that helps you find the themes that different WordPress sites employ. Wp theme detector comes with a great deal of information and helps you find the theme Plugin and theme’s author.
It also seems to keep data on sites tracked for long time. For example, when I entered WPFaqhub.com to try out the application, among the results it says “Theme has changed at least once since this site was first tracked by WPTD on 2020-10-20”. So it provides information about the changes that have taken place on a website, provided the website in question has been checked in the past by WPTD.
WordPress Theme Search
I tried WordPress Theme Search and attempted to find details about WPFaqhub.com and the result displayed was rather limited. – “WordPress detected, but the specific theme details could not be determined. It is probably using a customized theme.” Although this is accurate, WPTD provides more information including the author name. The results can vary with both applications for different websites, but it seems the case that WPTD might have the edge.
If you are using a third party website to identify WordPress themes, try WPTD first and then WordPress Theme Search.
Using Browser Extensions
After websites, browser extensions are the next easiest alternative to find out WordPress themes and templates of the websites you visit. Of course, they come with the added benefit of not having to visit another website to view theme details.
For Chrome, you can try WordPress Theme Detective an browser extension created purely for the purpose of identifying a WordPress website’s theme and to provide a link to the theme’s author.
I must say the extension seems to function well on websites with well known themes, but if you were to visit a website with a customized theme, it is unlikely that the extension will provide any hint to help you find the theme’s publisher or author. see how to find out what CMS the user is using here
Can I hide my theme and Plugin details to the public?
Yes of course you can do that, read More about that here
How do I download a theme from a website?
You can actually do that by going through this post to find out how you can see the theme authors, Theme name and website plugins attached to the websites to avoid downloading virus
Is it illegal to copy a website layout?
No if you find a theme or plugin that you love and would like to use, you can find the authors and buy yours but note! avoid duplicate copyrighted elements such as images, text, or source code. It is illegal to use someone’s logo or trademarked material. A custom website gives you ownership of your unique design, and another site cannot legally copy it. Else it’s a theme that is made public.
I hope this post would help you find more ways to see what theme and Plugin a WordPress website is using
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