Is a Website Using WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal?
The following tutorial will show you a quick way to check if a site is built with WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal.
Using the technique, you can also quickly see some of the other technologies used for the site.
Let’s get started.
Go to the Wappalyzer download page and install Wappalyzer for your browser. The process will be relatively automatic and quick.
Once installed, it’s as simple as navigating to a web page and clicking the Wappalyzer icon. For example, the above screenshot shows what Wappalyzer displays for ostraining.com.
Other Useful Ways to Check
BuiltWith is another useful way to check, which is very similar similar to Wappalyzer.
If you’re using WordPress we have other ways to check: http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/site-built-in-wordpress/.
If you’re using Drupal, we also have multiple ways to check: http://www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/5-ways-drupal/
I hope this tutorial was helpful, saves you time, and makes browsing the internet a bit more enjoyable…it is fun quickly seeing what technologies power sites. You’d be surprised that many are ones that you’re familiar with.
A better way would be seeing the sites robots.txt file…
Good suggestion, Akashlal!
However, I don’t think it’s better, since it requires me to open a new tab, type in the robots.txt after the address, then skim through the contents. That takes more time than necessary.
On the other hand, with Wappalyzer, it usually displays the CMS icon in the browser, without even having to click on it. So all I have to do is look at it and I know what CMS is being used.
I can also click on the icon and see all the other technologies being used. For example, I can check if MooTools or jQuery is being loaded. This isn’t possible by simply reading the robots.txt file. Sure, there are other manual ways to check, but they also take more time.
Great tool Nick! Regards, Maurice
If we wish to hide any indication that our site is Joomla to protect against hackers, things like Akeeba AdminTools hiding the generator meta tag aren’t really enough?
great information ..thanks for sharing
Excellent info shared here, Thanks for this guide.