Building Websites with Wordpress
Most people these days don't just come up with a concept for a website and the entire design on themselves. Even professional designers and developers get their ideas from other sites they see on a daily basis. Most people who build Wordpress websites these days are not professional developers nor are they professional designers, they are just ordinary Joes like you and me.
The Era of Wordpress themes and Plugins
Not only do most people copy each other's ideas, but most Wordpress websites these days are not custom made, they are Wordpress themes that anyone could download either for free or for pretty cheap.
Most additional functionality you see on websites is either coming directly from the theme or as an addition from a Wordpress plugin.
WP Theme Detector is the New Designer
I remember the days when people tried to build websites and had no idea how to do it. Simple sites filled with text and images were an impossible task for most. Some of these people ended up signing up to some low quality website builder which gave them a horrible looking site. Thankfully those days are over now that we have a WPthemeDetector.
What Theme is this? What Plugin is that?
Nowadays we all look at a website built with Wordpress and assuming we like it, we ask ourselves "What Wordpress Theme is That?" and luckily we can actually know that answer at a click of a button. Knowing what WP theme is being used on a given site and what Wordpress plugins are being used on that site are pretty much all you need to know in order to build a site like that yourself.
Using a Wordpress theme Detector
Taking that in mind, most Wordpress sites out there can be duplicated pretty easily. All you need to do is know which template is being used on a site you like, which plugins are being used for extra functionality and design and you can build the exact same site. If only there was a tool for that...Wait... There is!!!
Just use our Scan WP theme detector and figure all that out and much more! Now go build yourself a killer site!
What Wordpress Theme is that? How we do it
We get asked how we do what we do, all the time. There are literally thousands of posts online with titles like "What Wordpress theme is that?" or "Is that site Wordpress" or "How to detect what Wordpress theme that site used". It's a very much alive subject that many people in the Wordpress industry are interested in. Well here it is:
There are a few ways we can detect Wordpress themes and plugins. We have a head start since we have thousands of themes and thousands of plugins in our database which not anyone could do. We won't reveal every single method we use in our algorithm, however we will explain the most common method.
Within a Wordpress website, there is a known structure so knowing what to look for in advance can save you a lot of time. Just look at the code of a given Wordpress website, look for something like this:
/wp-content/themes/themename/style.css?ver=123 and go to that file. Within the file there is a special Wordpress structure that states the theme name, parent theme name, tags and more. Depending on the theme, there could be much more information and there could be less. As we said before, since we have lots of the themes in our database, if we detect a theme name that we recognize, we could give you much more information than the
css file reveals. For that reason - even if you could detect that theme name on your own with out the help of a Wordpress theme detector - you will still get much more information with the detector than on your own.