How to find theme used by a blog?

Hello Readers,

Today, we will be looking few options to find theme used by a blog?

May it be WordPress blog OR a blog created using Blogger, every blog has got a default theme.  Selecting the right theme for your blog is a bit difficult task, as with so many options, you will find it difficult to pick the best one. 

How to find theme used by a blog?

There are instances when you accidentally land on a blog, and you simply fall in love with the theme used by the blog, and you want to apply the same theme to your blog as well. Now to find the name of that theme is a challenge.

With the help of this post, I’m sharing various options which will help you to find theme used by a blog, and you can download and install it on your blog.

Note: In this post, we would be covering two major blogging platforms – WordPress and Blogger.

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For Blogger

  • First, load the site on a new tab of your browser.
  • After loading the site, right-click anywhere on the site.
  • Select “view source” option from the context menu OR press CTRL+U keys.
  • Now, you can see the source code of the of the site.
  • Press Crtl+F to find the terms – “Blogger Template” or “Blogger Template Style“.
  • You will find the name of the template and that’s the theme or template you were looking for.

For WordPress

I can suggest you 2 ways for finding a theme being used for WordPress blog.

  1. View Page SourceThis is same as you did for Blogger. Just you need to search for “theme” or “wp-content” instead of “Blogger Template” or “Blogger Template Style”.
  2. Third party tools or websites.For this post, we would be using WPThemeDetector website.
  • Load the site and copy the URL of the site.
  • Log on to WPTD on your browser.
  • Paste the copied site URL in the given field.
  • Click on “Experience the magic of WPTD” to perform theme detection.
  • You will find the theme name, website link for the theme and few other details related to the site.

WordPress Theme Detector

Points to Remember:

  1. With these above-mentioned options, you can detect any template or theme of the blog/website.
  2. Although Blogger doesn’t have official theme detector, the above-provided technique works well.
  3. WordPress have WPTD to detect the theme of a particular site. 
  4. If you find terms like “wp-content” and “wp-includes” and some other terms with prefix wp in source-code, then the blog is on WordPress.
  5. If you don’t find them in source-code, then the blog is on  Blogger platform.

What do you think?

Dear Reader,
If you know of any other method, feel free to share with me via comments. If you found this post or article useful then please share along with your friends and help them to learn.

If you found this post or article useful then please share along with your friends and help them to learn.

Happy Blogging!