Sometimes I get asked by clients to build a site just like another site. Little would you know about what the other site is, what it is made up of and what technology is behind it.
When it comes to WordPress plugins and themes, it is a little difficult to find out, if the owners have preferred to hide it.
A good practice to find what theme a website is using is to go to the source code and check what the theme name is.
Right-click on any page > View Source > Search for “themes/” > Google whatever name shows up.
This is probably the easiest way out. But sometimes developers (who don’t want to reveal their tech and theme) renames files or deploys tricks like this to hide critical information.
That’s when you need a plugin or another tool.
Both are amazing tools, where if you just put in the site’s domain name, it’ll auto-detect what WordPress theme and plugins are used.
Pretty neat way to reverse engineer websites, isn’t it?
What tools do you use to sniff out technology behind a website?