How to find out what WordPress Theme a site is using

How to find out what WordPress Theme a site is using

When you surf the internet, you probably have visited a particularly beautiful and pleasant site.

The questions could be: who knows if this site is made with WordPress? Or also: what WordPress theme is using this site?
And to the latter questions we will try to answer 🙂

Knowing which WordPress theme a website is using can be done in various ways.

For more experienced users, simply open the site home page, view the source code, and search for the string:

.../wp-content/themes/xxxxx/style.css

Where “xxxxx” stands for the name of the theme folder.

Once the string is found, we will have the link to the theme’s “style.css” file.
Something like that “https://beautifulwebsite.com/wp-content/themes/beautifultheme/style.css“.

If we insert this link in the search bar of our browser we will be able to display some information about the WordPress theme.

Information about WordPress theme using the style.css file

As we can see from the example image, we can know the name of the theme, the website of the author of the theme, description, version, and much more.

Okay, but this method might be a little inconvenient for less experienced users. Or, in some cases, the theme’s “style.css” string may not be there.

What to do in this case? The solution is to use a WordPress Theme Detector tool.

It is an online tool that allows us to know which WordPress theme a site uses by simply inserting the link of the website we want to check.

Various online tools are available for free, including WordPress Theme Reveal.

WordPress Theme Detector online

This tool is super clean, you just have to enter the URL of the website you want to know the WordPress theme and press “Detect the theme” button.

Within a few moments the tool will tell you which WordPress theme the website uses, the link of the author of the theme, the description, etc.

The tool is multilingual, it is currently available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

If also the theme detector can’t find out which theme a website is using, it can mean two things: the author of the site wanted to hide the name of the theme deliberately, or the site you are scanning is not made with WordPress.

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