You know that for sure! On one or the other visit to a certain page, the design has blown you away so much that you would like to use it for yourself. Actually nothing easier than that! Because in a few simple steps you can quickly find out which WordPress theme a blog uses. And we are now devoting ourselves to this together!
1. Find out if WordPress is even used
For the trained eye, it is relatively easy to recognize, or at least roughly estimate, whether WordPress is being used. However, if you are unsure about this, the best thing to do is to use a tool. A popular one is isitwp.com. You copy the URL of the blog in question here, click on the analysis button and off you go.
There is a 50:50 chance of finding out which design is used. While there is a database on the isitwp.com site, it only includes a portion of all those available on the market. No wonder, because the selection is really wide!
Danger: isitwp.com is not always reliable! If you enter the same URL several times, it can even happen that it suddenly states that it is not WordPress. This has already happened to me with my own pages when I entered them for the test. It can also happen that the blog operator has changed the directory name. Then the page does not recognize whether WP is used at all or not.
In the best-case scenario, this tool saves you at least some work. However, you can also carry out the following steps on WordPress without a prior check.
2. Check the source code manually
Don’t worry, you don’t need to have a great deal of programming knowledge and no, of course you can’t destroy the site with it. And yes, this is completely legal and allowed.
It is best to use Firefox or another browser that allows you to access the source code. To do this, right-click in Firefox and then select “Inspect element (Q)” from the drop-down menu that appears.
Now you search for the keyword “stylesheet” because the aim is to find a line that is structured something like this:
<link type="text/css" media="all" href="https://www.blog.de/zielpfad/style.css" rel="stylesheet">
Copy the link contained here into your address line. Now you search for a keyword again, but this time it’s “theme”.
Typically, the design is uploaded to a folder that retains its original name. This is located in the themes folder. In other words, you should now have found a target address similar to https://www.blog.de/wp-content/themes/THEMENNAME.
Alternative: Use a tool for this as well
Of course, there are also one or two tools that you can use for this process. The question is always how successful you will be. It’s definitely worth a try if you don’t want to torment yourself through lines of code.
The same applies here as with the aforementioned isitwp.com. It can work; but it doesn’t have to!
3. Search the theme on Google
Now all you have to do is find the theme you found out and use it for yourself. At this point, you usually don’t even know where you’re getting it from, who the developer is, and if it’s going to cost you anything at all. However, it is usually sufficient to enter the theme name in Google’s search bar.
Are you now going to a collection page that presents 50+ or even more great designs? Don’t despair! You can either find the manufacturer page and thus the actual homepage of the theme in a slightly lower search position, or you can simply use the key combination Ctrl + F and enter the theme name again. Problem solved!
I wish you every success in your search for the perfect, best WordPress theme and, of course, have fun designing your blog with it afterwards!