How to Find Out What WordPress Theme a Site is Using

There are some folks who want to know about what WordPress theme their favorite sites are using, especially the newbies are curious to know that.

And, that's in fact not a bad idea because if you know the design and tools behind successful sites, you can very well replicate the same if you are ready to work hard.

WordPress is the most popular content management system, so the user base is huge, the same way the product base is huge. So, a new user can easily get confused which theme or plugin to use if they are not guided properly.

There are tons of amazing WordPress themes available for you to use but you need to make sure that your selected design s good enough to make your online business success.

Though there are some good quality free WordPress themes, I would recommend you to go for a premium theme because you get a quality product, premium support, and regular update. And, make sure that you buy your theme from a well-known theme store with proven track record.

Now, as you plan your WordPress site, it's a good to do some research about which WordPress themes are well known, SEO friendly, and have a proven track record.

If you are a complete newbie, it will not be easy for you to identify the theme used by your favorite WordPress sites. In this post, we will discuss a few tools and strategies to find out what WordPress theme a site is using.

Find WordPress Theme Using Source Code

This is the easiest way to find out what WordPress theme a site is using. Just follow the following method to find theme name in the source code.

  1. Go to your favorite WordPress site
  2. Just right click and view page source
  3. Now a new page will open up with all source codes
  4. Just press Ctrl+F and type the word ”wp-content/themes” in search bar
  5. You will get some results like this wp-content/themes/name-of-the-theme

For example, we are using the Magazine theme from MyThemeShop for SourceWP. If you want to find that out using the source code.

Right click on the page to view the source

Find WordPress Theme in Source Code

Just press Ctrl+F and type the word ”wp-content/themes” in search bar


Find WordPress Theme Name

Source Code

Many sites hide the theme name so that it doesn't show in the source code or they change it with their brand name. You can use the following tools to find out what WordPress theme those sites are using.

WP Theme Detector by Satori

This free online tool will help you automatically find out the active theme on a given website. By using custom snippets and deep-scanning algorithms, it can determine the correct WP theme in most cases, even if additional impediments like aggressive caching or CSS minifies are being used.

The tool’s design is inspired by the minimalist trends, providing only the most relevant theme data, such as its name, author, version, description, and of course the official homepage. In case a website uses a highly customized theme, or all theme details have been purposely hidden – or if the website is not built on WordPress at all, the Detector will indicate that as well.


Final Word

Though using a good quality theme doesn't guarantee success for your online business, if you don't work hard enough to create quality content regularly, but it does play a very important role in the process of creating a quality site.

If your site design is not user-friendly, not responsive and doesn't provide a distraction free reading experience to your users, then the even high-quality content may not be enough to attract users to your site.

Hope this article will help you to find quality WordPress themes for your new site. Do share your experience and point of view using the comment section below.

How to Find Out What WordPress Theme a Site is Using
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