5 Easy Steps to Find Out What Theme a Website is Using

Who hasn’t heard of WordPress? If you already have or are thinking of starting your own blog or website, this might just be a perfect choice for you. You’ll have full control over your small endeavor, without even having any programming or web design knowledge whatsoever. WordPress comes with a huge directory of themes and plugins and, sometimes, it’s really hard to make the right choice for your own website. And it happens so, that you come across a theme that looks good to you, but you don’t know how to find it in the directory. If you search it according to its appearance, it might turn out to be a time-consuming process and results are not even guaranteed. Who’s to say you’ll find it in the millions of possibilities in the WordPress theme directory?


Don’t worry! We’re here to help! In the following tutorial, you will learn how to detect a website’s theme instantly and even find out what plugins it’s using. The steps you have to follow are simple, intuitive and can be summed up in just a few words, so let’s jump right into it!
The first step on the list is to have something in mind. Open the site you love on your internet browser and admire it for a second.

Now imagine your website will look just as good in a few minutes. OK, now we’re ready to proceed.Next, you should select and copy the website’s URL. This is located in the address bar, right on the upper side of the open window.


A Simple to Use WordPress Theme Detector

  • The third step is as easy as typing whoiswp.com in your browser. Actually, this IS it. This website features a powerful, clean tool that requires no installation to bring the best results with minimal effort. On the WhoisWP homepage, you will immediately see an empty search box with an attached Search button right next to it.
  • Paste the URL you previously selected in this search box and you only have one more easy step to go.

  • Hit the big red Search button, and voilà! All the data you were looking for neatly displayed on your screen.

And just like that, you can now examine all the information ranging from the theme’s name and author to all the active plugins used on the site. Substantially reducing your wasted time, this tool will also let you know if the website you entered is not powered by WordPress and gives you the option to buy the theme right then and there by simply pressing another button.

As luck would have it, modern world’s technical advancements have made it possible to have access to such instant tools online and free of charge which is a great and smart way to cut the time you spend on research. Hopefully, this tutorial has added one more ability to your repertory of simple, but immensely useful online skills. Enjoy putting it into practice right away and good luck improving your website’s design!

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Dan Malek

Dan Malek's favorite game is The Sims because he likes to always come up with the most interesting design concepts for not only rooms and homes, but also the game's characters so as to make each of their personalities stand out through their individual style. When it comes to websites "it's the same", he sais, "finding the right look ties everything together and brings all your ideas to life in an original way."