How To Find Out The Name Of The Plugin Used By A Website
There are numerous WordPress plugins out there in the WordPress market and each day a new or existing plugin is launched . I always to use different and good quality plugins and especially when a very popular website is using it. But for this you must know that which plugin a website is using, for this purpose you may use different methods to know about the plugins those popular websites are using but there is no method to get the full list of the plugins a website is using until you have FTP log in for that particular blog or the blog plugin folder is publicly accessible. Here I will provide you 3 tricks to find name of WordPress plugin used on a WordPress Website.
Here is the brief info about ways to detect the plugins a website is using :-
I.) Using WPThemeDetector –
This online tool can help you know about some of the plugins a WordPress website is using but as I mentioned earlier that there is no way to get the list of all plugins used by a blog, so this will also give you list of some of the plugins not of all of them. Let me make you clear that sometimes it may also some of the plugins which are not used by that particular website, but the chances for this error are less.
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II.) Using Google Search –
This may be termed as a quick hack and this hack might not work for popular websites as they may have blocked the access of WP- content folder and may have imposed essential security settings. But for those blogs who haven’t blocked the access to WP-content folder this trick may work and the plugins on their websites can be easily detected.
You just have to search with the query –
site:http://www.xxxxxx.com/wp-content/plugins ( Here replace xxxxxx.com with the domain name you want to explore for )
If you see the list of plugins for your blog then go to Google Webmaster Tools and remove the directory WP-content/plugins/ from search engine. Do not forget to replace xxxxx.com with the domain name.
This might not work for all cases but yet a useful trick you must know.
III.) Check The Source Code –
This is one of the effective method which works most of the time and especially when the owner is using premium theme. IN the source code you may search for something like */added by plugin name/* or you may also look for wp-content/plugins/ to see the list of the plugins.
This way you can have a look at most of the plugins used by a particular WordPress website.
So this was all about the methods to find out the plugins used by a website. I hope one of the trick helped you out in finding the names of the plugins for the WordPress blog you wanted to look for.
In case you are aware of any other method then do not forget to share with us via comments.