What WordPress theme is that? A very common question among the WordPress users whenever they come across any good looking website.
If you are a regular WordPress user, I’m sure, you will relate to this curiosity. I have gone through so many site’s source code to find out the theme they use.
The good news is that there are easy solution and tools to find out the theme used by any site these days, we will go through those in this article.
It is a good idea to go through some popular site in your niche when you are designing your site and find out which theme they are using and what are the elements they are highlighting in their site. It will give you some idea about the to-do list for yourself.
When I start a new website, I never use the theme as it is it but I customize it according to my need and many users prefer doing that because the default theme might not be perfect for every site. Also, the customizations make the theme look unique.
When you start a new site, it is always a great idea to do your research and find the theme used by your competitor’s site, the plugins used by theme the kind of content they are publishing regularly so that you can make your own plan accordingly.
With the rise of multipurpose WordPress themes and website builders, it has become a lot easier to customize any theme these days. You can quickly work around the design and make any theme look completely unique.
In fact, most of the multipurpose themes offer you some many different demo designs readily available to use. You can choose any of the demo designs and modify it according to your need.
Have a look at what Divi Theme has to offer. You can customize every inch of the theme according to your need and there so many other amazing themes that offer you easy customization options such as the Jupiter Theme or the Salient Theme.
Now, coming back to the topic, no matter how well you customize a theme the users will be able to find out the name of the theme you are using.
While there is the simple workaround to hide the theme name, it is not full proof most of the times.
In this article, we will see how to find the name of the theme a site is using.
Detect WordPress Theme Name
When you start your research to find out the theme of any site, you can start it from the footer of the site as many sites mention the theme they are using for their site.
if you don’t find the name of the theme anywhere on the site, you can proceed with the options.
View The Page Source Code
If you even have a basic understanding of code, you can use this method to find out what WordPress theme is used by a site.
The process is very simple and it should work perfectly on any browser. Just visit the site that you would like to find the theme for.
Step 1. Let’s take our site begindot.com as an example. Right click on the page (anywhere on the page) and select view source code.
Step 2. Now on the new page, you will see the source code of the site and the theme related code. Find the CSS style sheet of the site. Make a quick search for the style sheet, for most of the sites, the file will be style.css.
So, make a search for this file. “Ctrl+F” and type in “style.css”
Step 3. Now, as you have the link to the style.css file, left click on the link to go to the style file. As you click on that style link, you will be taken to a new page where you see all the details related to style file.
You will see the details of the theme at the top of the sheet (most of the time, if it is not highly modified and minified)
So, here you can see, we are using a modified version of the JNews theme from the ThemeForest marketplace.
The process was quick and simple.
Online Tools to Detect WordPress Theme
Now, if you are not comfortable with codes or this process doesn’t work, there are a number of amazing online services that will help you to find out the WordPress theme used by a site.
However, if your site uses a modified version of any theme then you may not get the result. As we are using a highly modified version of the JNews theme, most of the following tools will not be able to detect the theme.
Still, you will be able to find themes for many sites easily by using these tools. Let’s have a look at the tools to find what WordPress theme is used by your favorite site.
What WordPress Theme is That
As the name suggests, this is a site that helps you to find out the theme used by a site. You can use their simple search option to find out the theme used by any site.
Along with the theme name, this site can also detect the important plugins that are used by the site which is great information and can be highly useful.
WP Theme Detector
This system is quite sharp, even if we modified out theme so heavily it was able to detect the theme along with all the information related to the theme.
It could detect the theme, the theme version, where you can get the theme, the plugins we are using and other details.
IsItWP is a side project owned by Syed Balkhi of WPBeginner. You can use this site also to find out the theme used by a site. This system does a good enough job most of the times, we were able to find the theme used by some popular WordPress niche sites.
As the name suggests, this site will scan your WordPress site and show what theme is used by the site along with a number of other details such as the important plugins used by the site.
Another simple and quick solution to find the theme of any WordPress site. This site also does a great job if you wish to find the theme used by your competitor site.
You just need to mention the domain name of the site you wish to find the theme for and it will give you the result in a few seconds.
If you are a developer and wish to find the theme used by different sites on a regular basis, this Chrome extension could be a great solution for you.
We have checked this extension and it does a perfect job in finding what WordPress theme is used by a site. You can install the extension on your Chrome browser and click on the icon while you visit any site to find out the details fo the theme used by the site.
There are many sites who will modify the core files and hide the WordPress details completely, in such cases you can’t do much about it.
However, you don’t have to worry because there are so many SEO friendly WordPress themes available in the market these days, you will surely find the one you like.
We have been publishing theme collections regularly, keep visiting Begindot to find the theme of your choice.
If you know any other tool to detect WordPress theme of a site, do let us know by using the comment form below.