How to Find Out What WordPress Theme a Site is Using

Ever visit a site and wonder what WordPress theme it is using? Of course you can sniff around in the source code or view the theme’s main stylesheet, but not everyone knows how to do that. What WordPress Theme is That is a site that lets you simply enter the URL and it will tell you the information you want to know. It pulls the information from the active theme’s stylesheet:

If you’re not sure if a site is even using WordPress, the quickest way to know is to grab an add-on for your browser that will tell you what CMS a site is running on. Chrome Sniffer is very useful for Chrome users to easily detect web applications and Javascript libraries that are running on the site you’re browsing. Wappalyzer is a similar add-on for Firefox. If you discover a website is using WordPress and want to find out more about its theme, just put the URL in at What WordPress Theme is That and you’ll be able to find a quick summary of the available information.

Comments (15)

  1. The Problem here is,what if the Website Publisher has Changed the nameof the theme to his Website name ?

    We can never know the original name of WordPress theme.Any Solution?

    • Technically, if it’s had it’s name changed it’s a “custom” theme, but chances are good there are details within the style.css file that will help you track down the original theme. Search the source for style.css, open that file and read the header – and also look for any includes that might indicate it’s a child theme.

  2. I saw a website recently, and figured It was a custom one off layout… I then saw the same layout on a second theme — and I am having trouble dissecting the original source of the common layout. have you seen this layout before and can you tell if there is a wordpress equivalent? than you in advance for your assistance :/

  3. hey, thanks for sharing this informative post.i tried this plugin work well for some blog themes detection but need little improvement will make this plugin ultimate.