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How to Find What Plugins and Theme a WordPress Website is Using

When browsing a WordPress website, it can be really helpful to discover what plugins and theme are being used. Knowing this information can give you insights into the functionality and design of the website, helping you make informed decisions for your own projects. Luckily, there are several ways to find out what plugins and theme a WordPress website is using without needing access to the backend of the site. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to find what plugins and theme a WordPress website is using.

Use Online Tools

Online tools specifically designed for detecting WordPress plugins and themes offer a quick and easy way to find this information.

  1. Some websites you can use are WPThemeDetector, WhatWPThemeIsThat, and ScanWP.
  2. Enter the URL of the WordPress website.
  3. The tool will provide a list of the active theme or plugins.
How to Find the Plugins and Themes Used on a WordPress Website

Check the Page Source Code

Viewing the page source code allows you to manually inspect the website and identify the active plugins and theme.

  1. Right-click on the website> Select “View Page Source” or press Ctrl+U (Windows) or Cmd+U (Mac).
  2. Search for Plugins and Themes:
    • Press Ctrl+F (Windows) or Cmd+F (Mac) to open the search bar.
    • Search for wp-content/plugins/ to find the active plugins.
    • Search for wp-content/themes/ to find the active theme.

Browser Extensions

Browser extensions automate the process of how to find what plugins and theme a WordPress website is using.

  1. One tool you can use is Wappalyzer:
  2. Open the WordPress website you want to analyse.
  3. Click on the Wappalyzer icon in your browser toolbar to see the plugins and theme.

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