Is a Website Using WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal?

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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.

Install Wappalyzer


Go to the Wappalyzer download page and install Wappalyzer for your browser. The process will be relatively automatic and quick.

Check Wappalyzer


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

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:

If you’re using Drupal, we also have multiple ways to check:

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.


  • Nick Savov

    Nick is the Director of Support at OSTraining and you can find him in almost every area of the site, from answering support requests and account questions to creating tutorials and software.

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10 years ago

A better way would be seeing the sites robots.txt file…

Maurice Lehr
Maurice Lehr
10 years ago

Great tool Nick! Regards, Maurice

10 years ago

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?

Madura Maha
Madura Maha
8 years ago

great information ..thanks for sharing

Aj Tyne
Aj Tyne
8 years ago


Tony Romo
Tony Romo
7 years ago

Excellent info shared here, Thanks for this guide.

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