20 thoughts on “Is it WordPress?

  1. Just be forewarned that it’s not 100% accurate. At least one of the sites in my Multisite network is marked as “not WordPress” …

  2. Heh. Have you tried to submit a non-WordPress site to the WordPress showcase? Or even better, a site running an *old* version of WordPress? 😀

    I wrote a very simplistic detection library for this purpose a year or so ago. It just checks the more obvious stuff, without going into a great amount of detail.

  3. I think I’ll stick to my tried and true method of adding /wp-login.php to the end of the URL. (works in 99% of cases)

    • Yeah, or look at the source path of any image, plugin, theme, css file, etc. Maybe I am missing the point of this tool?

      • You’re not missing the point 🙂 But please note that not everyone knows how to click “view-source” and look for WP-specific stuff. For those people entering the URL and clicking one button is easier.

        • Agreed! Sorry, I was just making sure I wasn’t missing something obvious. It might be cool then for those who don’t know about searching the source code if you also mentioned what theme the site was using? I have people ask me that about specific sites all the time.

        • Oh well, of course WordPress stripped the “javascript:”. Here’s the code:


          Just put that in a bookmarklet and, voila! Instant wordpress check.

  4. Hi all! We know the results are not perfect – we’re working on ironing out the bugs 🙂 And while I agree that adding /wp-admin/ to the URL is a valid simple method, we do have a couple more checks up our sleeve.

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