Which WordPress theme was used?

You want to know which WordPress theme was used for a blog or website? Then this trick could help, but unfortunately it doesn’t always work.

  1. Visit the website whose theme you want to find out.
  2. Right-click on an empty area and then select “View Page Source” (often the entry is simply called “View Source”):

    View browser source

  3. Then search the source code (via Edit > Find) for “/themes” (without the quotes).
  4. The part behind the /themes/ usually reveals the name of the theme:

    WordPress theme path in source codeWordPress theme path in source code

  5. In our case, it’s the Hempstead theme, which we can find with a little googling at ThemeForest.

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When does the trick not work?

When…

  • this site is not a WordPress site.
  • the site is not a self-hosted WordPress site.
  • the WordPress installation (e.g. via a plugin like HideMyWP) was obfuscated.

Child Themes

Of course, it can also be the case that a child theme is used. Developers use this option to modify a theme. Here you can try the following:

  1. Find the path to the theme (as described above).
  2. Copy the path to the theme, append style.css at the end and open the url in the browser. For example: http://dieseite.de/wp-content/themes/Divi-Schema/style.css.
  3. If there is no error message, you will see a text file that might look something like this. It contains all the information you need:

Child theme CSS file source codeThe highlighted line shows the name of the main theme