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How to Find Which WordPress Theme a Site Is Using

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Have you ever wanted to find out which WordPress theme a site is using?

Readers often ask us to help them find the name of a theme they’ve seen on someone else’s website. This allows them to use exactly the same design and layout on their own WordPress website.

In this article, we will show you how to find which WordPress theme a site is using.

Finding out which WordPress theme a website is using

Why Find Which WordPress Theme a Site Is Using?

When you are making a WordPress website, choosing a theme is one of the biggest decisions you will make.

There’s a lot to think about when selecting the perfect WordPress theme, so the decision can easily become overwhelming. If you love the layout, features, icon fonts, and design of someone else’s website, then this can be a great shortcut to finding the right theme for you.

Some websites use custom themes, which probably won’t be publicly available to other website owners like you. However, many sites use free WordPress themes or a popular premium theme.

In that case, you can easily find the theme’s name and then download or buy it yourself.

With that in mind, let’s see how to find which theme a site is using. Simply use the quick links below to jump straight to the method you want to use:

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Method 1: Use WPBeginner’s WordPress Theme Detector Tool (Easy)

The easiest way to detect the name of a WordPress theme is by using our free WordPress theme detector tool.

Simply paste or type in the website’s URL and then click the ‘Analyze Website’ button.

How to find out what WordPress theme any website is using

Our theme detector will then look through the website’s code and show the name of its WordPress theme, where available.

For example, if a website is using the popular Divi theme, then you will see something like this:

The WordPress Theme Detector in action, detecting the Divi theme

If it’s a less popular theme, then our tool may show you the theme’s name without an image or a ‘Get This Theme’ button.

If this happens, then we recommend pasting the theme’s name into a search engine like Google for more information.

Method 2: Use IsItWP to Detect the Site’s WordPress Theme (And Plugins)

Another option is to use the free IsItWP tool. IsItWP tells you the theme plus some extra information, such as the WordPress plugins that the site is using.

Just open up the IsItWP website and enter the URL of the site you want to check.

Checking a website's theme and plugins using IsItWP

IsItWP will first check whether the website is using WordPress.

If it is, then IsItWP will try to detect its WordPress theme and show you the results.

IsItWP showing details of the theme detected

It will also try to detect the site’s WordPress hosting provider and any plugins it’s using.

IsItWP will include download links to these plugins, plus any reviews so that you can choose the best WordPress plugin for you.

IsItWP's details of plugins being used by the site being examined

However, IsItWP may not be able to show information for a custom WordPress theme or a child theme.

This means you may sometimes get a result like this:

The IsItWP WordPress theme detection website

Even if this happens, IsItWP will still show the theme’s name. This means you can search for it online to see whether it’s available to download or buy.

Method 3: Manually Detect WordPress Theme Used by a Website (Advanced)

Some website owners may change their WordPress theme’s name. This makes it more difficult for hackers to learn about the website and possibly find ways to break into it.

However, it can also stop theme-detecting tools from working correctly, including WordPress Theme Detector and IsItWP.

Thankfully, if these tools can’t get the information about your favorite website, then you can look into the WordPress blog or website’s code. This should give you some clues about which theme the site is using, even if they’ve changed the name or created a child theme.

Let’s get started.

Every WordPress theme has a style.css file. This file contains a theme header that tells WordPress the theme’s name, author, version number, custom fonts, and more. It also contains the CSS styles used by the theme.

You can find this file using your browser’s Inspect tool. The steps will vary depending on the browser you’re using, but on Chrome, you can simply right-click anywhere on the website that you want to examine.

Then, select ‘View Page Source.’

View page source of a WordPress website

This will open the page’s source code in a new browser tab. Now, you just need to find a line that looks something like this:

<link rel='stylesheet' id='themename_style-css'  href='' type='text/css' media='all' />

There will normally be several style.css files included in the page source, so look for the one that has /wp-content/themes in the URL. In the example above, that’s

To open the style.css file, simply copy the URL and paste it into a new tab. This will show all the code inside the style.css file.

At the top of the file, you will see the theme header block, which contains information about the site’s theme. Typically, it will look something like this:

Theme Name:     Theme Name
Theme URI:
Author:         ThemeAuthorName
Author URI:
Description:    My Theme is a flexible WordPress theme designed for portfolio websites
Version:        1.1.47
License:        GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI:
Text Domain:    hestia
Tags: blog, custom-logo, portfolio, e-commerce, rtl-language-support, post-formats, grid-layout, one-column, two-columns, custom-background, custom-colors, custom-header, custom-menu, featured-image-header, featured-images, flexible-header, full-width-template, sticky-post, theme-options, threaded-comments, translation-ready

This block may even contain the Theme’s URL or the Theme Author’s URL, which will help you learn more about that theme.

Finding the Parent Theme

Some people create a child theme for their WordPress website. In that case, you can often find information about the parent theme, in the child’s header.

For example:

Theme Name:   My Child Theme
Description:  Just a child theme
Author:       Peter Smith
Author URL:   Write here the author's blog or website url
Template:     hestia
Version:      1.0
License:      GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI:
Text Domain:  my-child-theme

In the above example, you can see an extra ‘Template’ line in the theme header block. This template is the parent theme used by this website.

We hope this article helped you learn how to find which WordPress theme a site is using. Next, you may want to see our expert pick of the top tools for WordPress designers, or see our beginner’s guide on how to avoid common WordPress mistakes.

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  2. Kzain says

    It is a great tool i was using WP Theme Detector because it also shows what plugin that site is using but now it doesn’t work keeps loading and nothing showing up so this tool might help me if a great site is seen to me

  3. Moinuddin Waheed says

    I used to find the theme information by going through whatwpthemeisthat website which gives complete information about the theme and it’s author.
    I have also used the manual method and it also gives the complete picture.
    thanks for adding two more tools to detect wordpress theme.
    At times it seems to find theme name due to elegant and beautiful designs.
    Thanks for this useful guide.

  4. Jiří Vaněk says

    I have a child theme on my website with many tools, so the original isn’t recognized. Your tool recognized my theme. Great tool, thanks. I’ll bookmark it. Sometimes I come across great website designs, and this tool really comes in handy.

  5. Abbs rav says

    Finding the perfect WordPress theme can be overwhelming, but thanks to WPBeginner’s helpful tutorial, it’s now easier than ever to discover the theme of any website. Whether you use their theme detector tool, IsItWP, or manually inspect the site’s code, you’ll uncover the theme and even potential plugins used. WPBeginner’s informative content is a go-to resource for WordPress beginners, providing valuable insights and step-by-step instructions. Their dedication to empowering website owners is commendable. Keep up the great work, WPBeginner!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Thank you for your kind words and we’re glad you’ve found our tools and guides helpful!


  6. Gomez Carson says

    Been wanting to learn how to do this for a while whenever I see a nice website! Thanks for the easy-to-understand instructions!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If a site is not using WordPress then it would not be using a WordPress theme.


  7. Rachel says

    Been wanting to learn how to do this for a while whenever I see a nice website! Thanks for the easy-to-understand instructions!

  8. Muhammad Suleman says

    please tell me, How do I know who used my theme?

    mean I have a theme and I want to know who else is using it.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      There is not a simple method for finding that information unless your theme’s author features sites using their theme.


  9. Sonu n mahto says

    It was really a very high quality, simple to understand content. For me as a beginner blogger, it is difficult to write a content like this on any niche. Very informative blog.

  10. Muqtasid says

    Is there any other way to check? because i have used . it shows the that my site is using wordpress but it doesnot show the theme name. and have applied second method in style.css in source code. i still cant find theme name. please help me. thanks

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If it is your site, you should be able to log into your site and under Appearance>Themes you should see the active theme for your site :)


  11. neni21 says

    I want to protect my website and dont want to user to know which theme i am using for WP,please let me know if it is possible?

  12. Haris Awan says

    I searched a website name on the above link which you provided and as per the link that site isn’t using WordPress theme. So, is there any other way that I can find which theme they are using or how can I get the similar theme from WP?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If they’re not using a WordPress theme then you may want to ensure they are a WordPress site. There are multiple themes available as well as page builders for recreating a site’s design depending on how you’re wanting it to look.


  13. Ifeanyi says

    I tried all these steps… I couldn’t get the theme used in a site tho it’s a WordPress site.. can anyone help me?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If it is a custom theme there wouldn’t be an option to download the theme since there wouldn’t be the ability to download.


  14. GRAVES says

    Pls Sayed I really need to understand wordpress so I can build wonderful themes…pls help me to become a great Web developer in WordPress

    • WPBeginner Support says

      For a starting point at WordPress development you would want knowledge of HTML, CSS, and PHP then you could take a look at the WordPress codex and their developer resources for helping you set up themes and plugins for WordPress.


  15. sayed says


    Thank you for your excellent article.

    I have a doubt about the name of the author of a wordpress theme that appears.

    We must always believe the property of the theme. or to be wary of it?
    how to know if the theme is really a conception of the author? or
    just an usurpation of an existing modified theme?

    Best regards

  16. Bakhtiar Jallandhary says

    Very helpful article, I really in search of that. Finally I find here. Very thankful to wpbeginner. I will promote this site about the helpful info. Thanks

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