How to use whoiswp.com and find out what WordPress theme a site is using

WordPress is popular. Everyone has heard of it, and the fact that more than 27% of all blogs are powered by WordPress speaks for itself. That means that there are millions of users, and as many themes and plugins which people download on a daily basis. There are new ones published on the Internet every day, and it gets hard to find the best theme for your site.

If you have ever browsed through WordPress sites, you know that it is hard to know which theme a site is using. Tech-savvy users will find their way around and get the necessary info, but most of WordPress users won’t have a clue how to find out which theme a site is using.

Luckily, with whoiswp.com, you won’t have to struggle when searching for the information. The service will let you find out all the valuable information just after completing several steps.

How to use whoiswp.com

  1. Find a site that you like
  2. Copy its URL
  3. Go to whoiswp.com
  4. Paste the URL in the search box
  5. Click the Search button

The hardest step is to find a website that you like. Of course, before you can get the information about the theme and plugins it’s using, you will have to make sure that a site is powered by WordPress. But don’t worry; even if you are not sure, whoiswp.com will tell when the site isn’t run by WP. If you don’t already have a site in mind, we suggest that you take a look at some famous brands which have their website on WordPress.

Just after a few seconds after you hit the Search button, whoiswp.com will work its magic and trace the information about WordPress themes and plugins which are being used by that site.

Theme info

The results will be displayed just under the search box. Here’s what to expect from the results:

  • Theme name – the official name of a theme used by detected site
  • Theme website – URL which will lead you directly to the detected theme
  • Description – a short description of the theme
  • Version – since most of the themes are regularly updated, it’s important to know the version of a theme
  • Author – name of the author
  • Author URL – homepage or a site of the author
  • License – license under which the theme was released
  • Theme screenshot – a snapshot which shows you what the theme looks like

Plugins info

The great thing about whoiswp.com is that it won’t stop getting the information after this. Now that you know the details about theme a site is using, it is time to scrutinize the plugins which have been installed on that particular website. Just keep on scrolling until you find the data about plugins.

All the detected plugins will have their name, image, description and a link to its official website. This is a great way of finding things you like about the site, which aren’t part of the detected theme.

In case a site is using a custom theme, whoiswp.com will nicely inform you about that. Also, if you mistakenly entered the URL for a non-WordPress site, the service will immediately recognize it and let you know that the site isn’t powered by WordPress. It’s a really nice feature since you won’t have to worry about errors or even have to worry about sites you’re testing. Just copy the URL, hit the Search button and let the service do its job.

Test

To see how good whoiswp.com really is, let’s check the site we are familiar with – our own site. The first step is already done, and we’re ready to navigate to whoiswp.com. After a quick load, we’re ready to write the URL to WP Loop.

whoiswp

After writing the URL, all it takes is to hit the big red Search button which will make things happen. It took us about six seconds until we were presented with the results:

Theme name: Amadeus
Theme Website: http://flyfreemedia.com/themes/amadeus
Description: Amadeus is a responsive blog theme that features a modern and clean design. Features include
Version: 1.03
Author: FlyFreeMedia
Author Website: http://flyfreemedia.com
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later

Since you will get the link back to a theme’s homepage, you will be able to immediately navigate to the site and see even more details about Amadeus, the theme we used as a starting point for WP Loop. If you wanted to have a site that looks exactly like WP Loop, we will have to disappoint you. Although whoiswp recognized the theme, we customized it in details, and it will be practically impossible to replicate it.

Unfortunately, a full description of the theme wasn’t displayed, and we’re hoping that the developers will fix this problem soon enough.

All the other info was posted correctly. Now that we have examined the theme used by WP Loop, it is time to scroll the mouse wheel down to get to the plugins list.

Whoiswp.com recognized only two plugins of 17 that we are currently using. You can see the results in the following picture where Yoast SEO and WP-Optimize were listed. This short list of plugins looks really nice; you get an image of the plugin, its name, description and a direct link where you can learn more about it and download/purchase the listed plugins.

whoiswp plugins

Conclusion

If you are looking for a quick way of snooping on WordPress themes, whoiswp.com will be a great assistant to you. It will show you the most relevant information about the theme a site is using, and you will be able to get to a theme’s official site quickly. By doing so, you’ll be able to download that particular theme (if it’s free) or purchase that amazing one you found on someone’s WordPress website.

Although the service will list the plugins used on the tested site, unfortunately, it is not capable of recognizing all the plugins. Since whoiswp.com is still very fresh, we don’t see this as a big problem because the developers are currently working on updates which will make the site even better.

Open whoiswp.com, keep on pasting URLs and see how easy it can be to find a WordPress theme.

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