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WordPress Theme Detector (Including Plugin detection)

Want to know what wordpress theme a site is using? Did you see a nice website and want to know how it was built? Just enter the site URL and our Wordpress theme detector will do the rest.

What Wordpress Theme is that?

Have you ever seen a wordpress site and said "I have to have this!"? Well, this site is exactly for you! Scan WP is an innovative Wordpress theme detector, meaning we 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 we will do the rest. We will give you all the information you can possibly need about the site. Including:

WordPress Theme Name

The Theme Price

Theme Screenshot

Theme Tags

Vendor Name

Theme version

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

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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.

Extra Functionality

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.

Who is Hosting that WordPress Website?

Scan WP can now not only detect the WordPress theme and plugins being used, we can now detect the hosting provider as well. So if you want to know who is hosting that WordPress website, now you can know. Just add a url to the search bar and we will serve you the hosting company result, just like all the other results we usually do...

  • What is WP?

    WP is short for "WordPress". WordPress is a very powerful and popular CMS (content management system) which runs more than a third of the entire internet. The possibilities of types of sites possible to build on WordPress are literally endless. Check out our blog to learn more about your options.

  • What's a Theme?

    In general - a "theme" is a design or a subject (like a theme of a party). In regards to WP (WordPress), "What's a theme" - is a question about "WordPress themes". A WordPress theme is a combination of files that help our WP website be consistent. Back in the day when all websites were built statically, you would need to duplicate a file each time you add a new post or article. WordPress introduced us to themes, which give us the ability to just add the content of a post and have the design of the post be displayed dynamically and consistently on each post or page.

  • What Theme is This?

    Each WordPress uses a theme, and on the vast majority of sites, they are detectible. Using the tool on the top of this page, you can easily detect what theme is being used by simply adding the site in question to the form and clicking "detect". Within a few seconds the question "what theme is this" will be easily answerable.

  • What is WordPress Used For?

    Back in the day when WordPress was created of March 2003, WordPress was intended to be a blogging system. Throughout the years, since WordPress became more popular and the users' needs have changed, WordPress evolved dramatically. Nowadays WordPress is used for just about any type of website you can imagine. eCommerce platform (WooCommerce), Forum, Company websites, Article indexes, Hotel reservation sites, and many more.  

  • What is a WP Template?

    A "WP template" usually refers to a "WP theme". Some CMSs have themes and some have templates. WordPress calls them themes. So technically there is no such thing as a "WP template". However, within WP themes there are page templates and post templates that help us build custom designs and differentiate between other post/page designs. 

  • Is it WP?

    Definition: "is it WP?" = Is it WordPress? - Meaning: Is the website I'm asking about, built on WordPress?

    Answering this question is pretty simple - add the URL of the site you are interested in, if the site is built on WP, you will get all the relevant information you need. If not, we will tell you that the site is not built on WordPress. Is it WP? = Possibly. Add the URL and check for yourself.

  • What are WordPress Theme Providers?

    WordPress theme providers are companies that develop WordPress themes. The most popular WordPress theme provider is themselves. They have their own theme repository that you can download free themes from. You can find many other popular WordPress theme providers on this site. Go to "popular themes" on our navigation for more information.

  • What is a Theme Checker?

    A theme checker is the WordPress context could mean one of 2 things: Either a tool that checks WordPress themes and finds bugs, or a WordPress theme detector. A theme checker essentially means a tool that checks what theme is being used, which is a theme detector.

  • What are the Most Popular WordPress Themes?

    There is a really long list of very popular WordPress themes. On our site you can find a list of the top 50 sites that were detected on Scan WP. Other tools might give you different results, and several providers have their own lists.

  • How to Find a Theme?

    There are many ways to find a theme (a WP theme of course). One way is to go to one of the popular theme providers and use their search form, and filter the results based on your needs. Another option to find a theme is to find a site that you like, detect its theme using the tool on this page, download the same theme and built an identical site.

  • How do I use a WordPress Theme?

    Not all WordPress themes were built equal. What does this mean in our context? Each WordPress theme works differently. What works for one theme won't necessarily work on another. With that said, most themes have elaborate guides on their sites explaining how to use their theme. Regardless of that, take a look at your sidebar, lots of sites have a settings section specific for the theme.

  • What WordPress Theme is the Correct One for Me?

    Not all WP themes were created equal and not all websites needs were created equal either. Here are a few steps to decide what WordPress theme is for you:

    1. Layout your needs
    2. Decide what is most important
    3. Look through WP theme vendor sites for your requirements
    4. Read blog posts about your needs and about specific themes
    5. Ask for opinions on professional forums
  • What is a WordPress Plugin?

    WordPress plugins are sort of "additions" to a WP site. While the WordPress core gives us a whole lot of functionality, and WordPress themes give us the layout, design and also some additional functionality, plugins can be used on any type of site. So if you are looking for additional SEO functionality for example, you can just install a specific plugin that was built for that purpose precisely.  


  • How to Add Plugins to WordPress

    You can add plugins to WordPress very easily. The first option is to find the plugin on the plugin depositary in the WordPress Admin and then click on the install and then activate option. The other option is to upload the zip folder of the plugin to your WordPress website through your admin page and then activate the plugin.

  • How to use Plugins in WordPress

    Plugins are very easy to use on any WordPress website. All you need to do is install and activate the plugin. Then you can use the Plugin settings and configuration to make changes to the plugin and get actions. From the plugins screen, you can also deactivate, activate, delete and update plugins with ease.

  • Must-Have WordPress Plugins

    There are lots of WordPress Plugins that you can use on your website. Many of them can help you rank better on search engines, get new mail subscribers, improve website performance etc.. However, there is no definitive list of the must-have plugins, it really does depend on what you need. But you can see some of the best plugins here.

  • How to Make a WordPress Plugin

    One of the best elements of WordPress is that you can add functionality to a website through the use of plugins. And it is really easy to create a plugin for your website. All you need to do is know some coding language. You can read more about how you can create a WordPress plugin for free, from scratch here.

  • What Theme is That?

    There are lots of themes that can be used on WordPress websites. Some of these are free and others are premium. If you find a WordPress website that is using a theme you like, you don’t want to be checking lots of themes to find the same one. However, Scan WP can detect that theme and tell you which one it is.

  • How to Upload a Plugin to WordPress

    Uploading plugins to WordPress is really easy. The easiest way is to log into your WordPress admin and then click on the plugin open and then add a new plugin and then upload files. Another way is to use your FTP to upload a new plugin to your WordPress website. This is a little harder to do but can be quicker.

  • Do WordPress Plugins Cost Money?

    There are thousands of WordPress plugins that you can use on your WordPress website. Some of these plugins are free to upload and use. Others are free to install but can cost in other ways like use. Or you could have to pay for the plugin upfront and then you can get unlimited use out of the WordPress plugin.

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