How To Check Website Is On Wordpress Or Blogger/ Blogspot?

When we surf internet, we probably often visit a number of websites.Whenever we go to a blog or website whose design is very good, then it also comes to our mind that how the website is made; especially what CMS - Content Management System the website is using or which template or theme is being used in this website. 

Most of the premium and SEO optimized websites uses WordPress and some of using blogger/ Blogspot. So that by searching that template, we can give awesome look to our blog too. That is why in this post we will give you how to check the Theme / Template of any WordPress or blogger/ Blogspot blog.

I have seen many such blogs on internet which are in Blogger/ Blogspot platform and you will not be able to say that blog blogger. His design is similar to WordPress .

Actually, if you have knowledge of coding then you too can easily design your blog well.

Luckily there's many method to know and find whether the website is on wordpress or blogger/ Blogspot blog and all the methods are very simple, which you can easily follow.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. 

What is Blogger/ Blogspot?

WordPress started in 2003 when Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg created a fork of b2/cafelog. The need for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system was clear even then. 

Today, WordPress is built on PHP and MySQL, and licensed under the GPLv2. It is also the platform of choice for over 40% of all sites across the web.

Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes.

Some facts points about WordPress are below:

  • More than 40% of websites are using WordPress. 
  • WordPress is not owned by any company and has no CEO. 
  • Most of the government and educational websites are on WordPress. 
  • WordPress can be downloaded for self-hosted installations from WordPress.org or it can also be used as a hosted service via WordPress.com which is for free. 
  • Around 50,000 free plugins are available on WordPress. 
  • WordPress is available on more than 60+ language.

What is Blogger/ Blogspot?

Blogger is an American blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. 

The blogs are hosted by Google and generally accessed from a subdomain of blogspot.com

What is Blogger/ Blogspot?

Blogs can also be served from a custom domain owned by the user (like www.example.com) by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Google's servers. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.

Up until May 1, 2010, Blogger also allowed users to publish blogs to their own web hosting server, via FTP. All such blogs had to be changed to either use a blogspot.com subdomain, or point their own domain to Google's servers through DNS.

Does all premium designed websites uses Wordpress?

Nowadays, the trend of creating and migrating websites from different CMS platforms to Wordpress has rapidly increased because of the flexibility and full ownership on the website. 

But we can't neglect some free CMS platforms like blogger, typepad, Joomla, tumblr and drupal. Most of the users are still on these platforms. Also, developers are working to extract premium design template and plugins from Wordpress to different platforms. Therefore, by the design we can't say whether a website is using WordPress or not.

How To Check If A Website Is On Wordpress Or Not?

There's a lot of methods to find if a website is on wordpress or any other platform. You can view the source code and search for -wp or simply enter URL of the blog website.com/wp-login.php or website.com/wp-admin.php. That seems to be really annoying methods. 

But I am here to tell you very easy methods as promised. Here it is:

Method 1: Know if a website is on Wordpress or not using ISITWP.Com

Isitwp is a free and simple website that can be used to find if a website is on wordpress or not. This site only gives a Yes or No answer. So here are the steps:

  1. First visit This Website.
  2. Next, enter the domain name in place of ENTER YOUR DOMAIN NAME which you want to check.
  3. Click on Analyze Website.
  4. Done,you can now check and know if the website you are visiting is on WordPress or not.

Method 2: Find if a website is on Wordpress or not using BuiltWith.Com

Builtwith is an alternative to IsitWp and it provides complete details of the website you want to search along with Yes or No answer. Follow the steps:

  1. Go to this website.
  2. Enter the domain name in place of ENTER A WEBSITE ADDRESS.
  3. Press Lookup.
  4. Done, you'll be get complete details of the website.

Method 3: Find if a website is on Wordpress or not using www.wpthemedetector.com

Step 1:  Go  to www.wpthemedetector.com site.

Write the URL of the blog you want to check the theme of.
Experience the magic of WPTD now ! Click on the key button.

Step 2: Now you can see here that the blog theme has been written. I use the Genesis theme, so Genesis is written.

Method 4: Using Site's Source Code

Step 1: Open the blog whose theme you want to check in the browser.

Step 2: Now press CTRL + U key for Source Code .

Note: If you want,you can also check the blog page source by going to northcutt 's website.

Step 3: Now search for wp-content / themes / by pressing CTRL + F button .

Step 4: Now whatever is written after wp-content / themes / will be the name of the theme.

Source: wikipedia, colorib, ostraining

I hope that you have understood the information given on how to identify if a website is on wordpress or Blogger/ Blogspot in this post. If you do not understand, then do comment. If you want me to share WordPress Tricks, let me know. If you like this post, then share it. Happy blogging ✌

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