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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

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. The interesting thing about WordPress themes is that in the past few years with the uprise of WordPress page builders such as Elementor, many WordPress based websites now are built with either a "blank" theme or a "minimal" theme, so in fact the entire visual concept comes from the plugin instead of the theme, and the theme is just there because you need to have one in order to base the page builder on.

Extra Functionality

Most additional functionality you see on websites is either coming directly from the theme or as an addition from a Wordpress plugin. For example, a website that aggregates hotel rooms and reservations. Such a site could very likely be built for that specific functionality and as such, the entire hotel room functionality will come directly from the theme. However, on the other hand, the site might have been built on a very simple theme and the hotel functionality might have been built with a specific plugin that can handle such functionality and has been built for that specific purpose, so in fact the plugin "injects" lots of code into the theme instead of it coming from the theme itself.

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. A WP Theme Detector will help you with that exact issue. Just detect a site that you want to have a similar one and try to use the same theme and plugins.

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?", "What Plugins are being used?", "What WordPress theme is that?" and luckily we can actually know the answer to that 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 (and it has been so for many years). 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...

FAQs
  • 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 WordPress.org 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.

  • How Much Do WordPress Plugins Cost?

    Some WordPress plugins cost nothing to install. Others will have a cost per use; for instance, image optimization plugins can sometimes change a few cents per image that is optimized for website use. Other WordPress plugins can cost a monthly fee or an upfront fee. These fees can be just a few dollars or a couple of hundred.

  • How to Create Pot File for a WordPress Plugin

    A .po or pot file is really easy to create. The first thing you need to do is to have WPML on your site. Then you can have to go to that option and then the theme and plugins localization area. Then select the plugin you want the pot file for, then at the bottom of the page you need to select scan and then close the popup dialogue and click the create PO file button. You can then save the .po file.

  • How to Insert PHP Code in WordPress Page Without Plugin

    You can easily insert PHP code into your WordPress page without a plugin via your website’s files that you can access through FTP. You will need an FTP client, like FileZilla and then access the website, find the page that you would like to add the PHP code in and open it in a text file. You can make the changes and re-upload the file.

  • What WordPress Theme is That?

    If you’ve found a WordPress website that you like the theme of but don’t know what it is then you can use the WP Scan to find out what that theme is. The WP Scan can find out what theme is being used on any WordPress website. Then you can buy or download the theme and use it on your website.

  • How to Modify a WordPress Plugin

    Some WordPress plugins allow you to make small changes to them. This is usually done through custom CSS that can be accessed in the WordPress plugin configuration. If you don’t have this option, you can modify a WordPress Plugin by using FTP to gain access to the files and changing the files in a text editor and reuploading them to your server, via FTP.

  • How to Use a Coming Soon Plugin in WordPress

    A coming soon plugin allows you to show a page that says your website/a page is in development. You can use a coming soon plugin in WordPress by finding an appropriate one on the store, installing it and then activating it. You can then change settings for your website with ease.

  • How to Use a Live Chat Plugin in WordPress

    Live chat plugins are very easy to use on WordPress websites. All you need to do is to find the plugin that you would like to do and install it on your website. This can be done on the WordPress website or through FTP. Then activate the WordPress plugin within the store and follow configuration steps.

  • How to Add a Menu Icon in WordPress Without a Plugin

    If you want to add a menu icon in WordPress, but don’t want to download a plugin to do it, then you will need to learn how to code this in. Some themes have a custom CSS area that allows you to do this, other themes will require you to download theme files and then make the changes in a text editor.

  • How to Add a WordPress Plugin Manually

    If you want to add a WordPress plugin manually to your website you need to upload the file for the plugin to the plugins folder on your website through FTP. Some hosts allow access to an online FTP or you can use FileZilla as an FTP client. You can find the Plugins folder in the WP-Content folder on your website.

  • How to Change a Plugin's Language WordPress

    If you want to change the language on your WordPress website, then you need to have a translation app. The language within WordPress is pulled from your actual site. You can speak to translation experts or find a language plugin to help you change the language of a WordPress plugin if you want.

  • How to Create a Table in WordPress Without Plugin

    To create a table in WordPress, without downloading and using a plugin, you will need to use HTML. You can find instructions about creating tables in HTML in instructional articles across the internet. To insert the code, be sure that you’re on the text option of the post/page editor and not the visual.

  • How to Disable a WordPress Plugin From the Database

    If you want to disable a WordPress plugin from your website, all you need to do is to log into your WordPress website admin area. Then you need to select the plugins area that is in the left-hand menu and search for the plugin that you want to disable. Under its name are several options, including deactivate.

  • What Plugins are Being Used?

    If you’ve found a website and want to know what plugins are being used, you can put the URL into our Scan WP detector. This will tell you what plugins and the theme that the website is using. This can help reduce the research time it will take for you and allow you to use that plugin if you want to replicate those features.

  • How to Disable WordPress Plugins

    You can disable WordPress plugins within your WordPress admin menu. Just select the WordPress plugins you want to disable and select deactivate. Alternatively, you can log into your website’s FTP area and then rename the WordPress plugins folder as plugins_old and then rename it afterwards back to plugins.

  • How to Find Plugin Conflicts in WordPress

    Log into your WordPress files using FTP and then deactivate all the plugins at once by changing the plugin folder name to plugin_old. Then change the folder name back to the original name. Go to your WordPress admin and reactivate your plugins one at a time until the conflict resurfaces. When it does, you’ve found the plugin that is conflicting with your website.

  • How to Insert a Plugin in a WordPress Page

    Plugins are automatically installed on your WordPress website, across all pages. This is whether they are used or not. If you want to use a specific feature of a plugin on a page, you can add that by following the plugins’ instructions. This could be adding a shortcode or selecting an option in the customization options.

  • How to Install an SEO Plugin in WordPress

    Install an SEO plugin for your WordPress website by going to your WordPress admin page, click on the plugin option in the left-hand menu and then click ‘add new’. Find the plugin within the directory of plugins or you can upload the zip file using the upload feature in the plugin area. You can also install an SEO plugin via FTP.

  • How to Use the Woocommerce Plugin in WordPress

    WooCommerce is one of the easiest plugins to use within WordPress. All you need to do is to install the plugin onto your website by going into your WordPress admin, find 'plugins' and then' add new'. Find WooCommerce in the directory using the search feature and then click on install and then activate. You can then follow the instructions to setup WooCommerce for your store.

  • Is Scan WP Free?

    Scan WP is free for all users to use. So when you find a WordPress website that you like the look of and want to learn more about their construction and what plugins or themes they’re using, you can use Scan WP. There are no limitations on use either, you can scan as many websites as you want to.

  • What is an Amp Plugin in WordPress?

    An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) Plugin is a plugin that speeds up your WordPress website for mobile users by making pages more mobile-friendly. The faster their loading time, the less bounce rate you will get on your website and the more you will earn in revenue from your mobile traffic, which could be 50% of your total traffic.

  • Where are Plugins on the WordPress Dashboard?

    You can find the list of your current plugins, management of plugins and the installing of new plugins in the left-hand menu of the WordPress admin page. This area is visible on almost all pages of your WordPress admin environment. It is about halfway down the list of menu items, but this can change as some plugins insert their settings above it.

  • Are all WordPress Plugins Free?

    No, not all WordPress plugins are free for your website. Some plugins are free to install but usage will cost based on how much you need to use them. Others are paid on a subscription basis while others will take an upfront payment but are then free after this to use. You need to select the right plugin for you.

  • What is a WordPress Theme Detector?

    Scan WP is a WordPress theme detector. It enables you to take a WordPress website and then discover what theme and plugins that site is using. This can tell you how the website owner is able to deliver certain functionality to their website and this can help you build your own website or find improvements to your plugins.

  • Can you have too Many Plugins on WordPress?

    Technically yes you can have too many plugins on your WordPress website. Too many plugins can cause significant problems on your site including security gaps, conflicts between apps, slow loading times, performance issues and high costs. The rule of thumb is to have less than 20 plugins installed on your WordPress website at any time.

  • How Many Plugins are too Many for WordPress?

    Ideally, you should never have any more than 20 plugins that are installed on your WordPress website at the same time. This is installed and not activated. Even if the plugin is deactivated, it will still be loaded whenever someone visits your website, so while not doing anything, it is slowing your site down.

  • How many Plugins can WordPress Handle?

    The record number of plugins that a WordPress website has had is over 600. However, the more plugins that your website has, the worse the performance of the website and the potential security threats. As a rule of thumb, you should have no more than 20 plugins and the fewer the better for your website.

  • How Many Plugins Should I use in WordPress?

    You should only use the plugins that you need. The more plugins that you have the slower your website will be, the more in danger your website is to hacking and the higher the costs. The rule of thumb is that you have no more than 20 plugins on your website and ideally it should be much lower.

  • How to Add a Carousel in WordPress Without a Plugin

    You can add a carousel in WordPress without a plugin. However, to do this you will need to add a lot of code to several areas of your website. This will include creating a new file and some coding to your functions.php file. If you’re not confident with coding, then you might want to consider using a plugin.

  • How to Create a WordPress Plugin Settings Page

    You can create a WordPress plugin settings page on your website with ease. There are several options, which includes creating code within your website. Another option is to use a code generator that can help you create a settings page for a WordPress plugin. These are simple to use and can be free.

  • How to Deactivate a WordPress Plugin From Cpanel

    If you need to deactivate a WordPress plugin but don’t have access to your WordPress admin, you can use Cpanel from your host. All you need to do is to delete the folder within the Cpanel or you can change the name of the plugin. This will automatically deactivate the plugin for you. Renaming the file back to the original name will keep the plugin deactivated.

  • How to Uninstall a Plugin in WordPress

    You can uninstall a plugin on your WordPress website with ease. Log into your WordPress website’s admin area and then go to the Plugin area from the menu on the left. Find the plugin in the list of plugins and then you can deactivate the plugin (if active) and then click on the uninstall option.

  • How to Install a WordPress Theme

    Installing a WordPress theme is really easy. All you need to do is to log into your WordPress website’s admin area and then find the themes are on the website in the appearance option. Then you need to click on the ‘add new’ that is at the top of the screen. Then you can search and install the app as well as upload a theme’s zip file.

  • What is a WordPress Plugin Detector?

    Scan WP is a detecting tool that allows you to take any WordPress website and tell you what plugins are being used by that website. The tool is free to use and works with all WordPress websites. The tool can also detect the use of themes and can identify those for you.

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