Let’s face it, when you have a website and you see all the other cool websites powered by WordPress, you have to wonder where it came from. Was the theme downloaded for free from the WordPress theme directory? Was it bought from a premium WordPress theme company? Or was it developed by a very talented WordPress designer and developer?
I’m sure you might wonder why would someone even want to look up this information. Well, it could be because a person really likes the site and is genuinely interested in finding out who designed the site. If the site is custom designed by an individual, and it’s really that amazing, it actually is a nice calling card if the developer had filled out their theme information within the theme. In fact, the information for the developer is typically recommended. In many cases it is done, but there are some cases where the theme is designed under a privacy or non-disclosure agreement.
Here are some ways to find out what WordPress theme is being used in a site.
How To Find Out What WordPress Theme Is Being Used In A Site?
There is a way to find out what theme a person is using on their website. In fact, there are a couple methods to doing this.
The harder way would be to view the page source of a site and view the style sheet. The style sheet is named style.css and is typically seeing between the head tags ( >header< ) and comes in a long URL path much like
In many browsers, to get to the style sheet, this is a 2- step process. You have to view the source of the page, and then click the link to the style sheet to view the theme’s information.
The problem with this method is that not everybody is well versed in HTML code.
Easy Way On How To Find Out What WordPress Theme Is Being Used In A Site
The easiest way to find out WordPress theme a site is using is WordPress Theme detector ( http://www.wpthemedetector.com/ )
All you have to do is put the URL of the site into the form field and click the button that says Detect WP Theme. It’s really easy and takes a moment to do.
What this does is find the style.css and read the theme’s info. I can detect and tell you if a theme is actually a child theme, and even lists some of the plugin’s that the site uses.
Have you ever wondered what theme a site was using? Have you tried the WordPress Theme Detector site?