What WordPress theme does that web use?

It is one of the most read questions in the WordPress forums, the one that provokes curiosity when we see a web that we like and we ask What WordPress theme uses that web? .

And, although it is not always easy to guess the subject that a web uses because in many occasions references to it are changed, if we have some tricks to try to guess when there is no reference to the theme used on the web, something quite common.

1. See source code

The first method to guess the subject that I usually use is see the source code of the web in question. From the right click of any modern browser we have access to see the code of the web that we are visualizing, and a simple search by the string "wp-content / themes /" will "blow" the name of the folder of the active theme in the first reference to it, which is usually in the header of the code, in the call to the stylesheet …

2. Inspect style sheet header element

A similar method is access the modern web browser inspection utility or Firebug if you use Firefox, through which you can click on the sheet of styles and, directly, see all the information of the header of the same where, unless it has been modified, you will have the name, description and even the web URL of the author of the topic.


Perhaps based on this method, there is the web service called " What WordPress theme is that? ". You put the url in the search box and it shows you precisely this header information of the stylesheet that all WordPress themes use.

Of course, none of these methods The above is useless if the administrator or web designer changed the theme folder name and the header information of the stylesheet.

4. Classes CSS distintivas

If this were the case there is something that you can try. For example, using method 3 described above, looks for an exclusive CSS class of the subject other than the typical " post " or " content ", but one with strange names, the taste of many designers.

Once identified one that is not " current " you just have to " google "for that class and, with a bit of luck, identify some support query in forums where, whether the subject's name is cited, or even the author's support page.

And, well, this is what I usually do, if you have some other method it will be appreciated if you share it

Note: for the captures I used the web of my very best amiga Ana Aldea

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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If what you want is not to solve a specific need better than do not waste your time, the way to learn to create plugins is to be based on a specific idea, to have an objective. Now, you can also generate something useless, if only to practice. However, the best thing is that you consider creating something that has some use.

If you want some ideas to create a plugin in DevLounge they created a list of how to generate ideas to write WordPress Plugins . My advice is to start with existing plugins and find some way to improve them.

Use good tools

Do not even consider starting to create a plugin without having the basic tools to have a basic programming environment. These are some of the recommended tools:

  • Desktop tools – You must provide the best tools such as code editors, application for screenshots, FTP client, etc.
  • Firefox – This browser is one of the best, and if you do not have it installed already it's about time.
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  • WordPress – Of course, you need a clean installation of WordPress to do the tests on your computer.

It gathers quality information

There is a lot and good information, not only in Ayu gives WordPress, where you can gather information that will come in handy to make your first plugin. Yes, you have to be able to understand written English, it is essential. Here are a few fundamental links:

Create a specific testing environment

Once you have the information and basic tools you have to create an environment in which to start testing. There are two ways to do it. The best is to mount the lab on your computer, using Apache and MySQL.

  1. The first is to create an installation on your computer, for this you have three options:
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The interaction with the database is fundamental for almost all plugins, so it is important that you understand the basics of how to connect to the WordPress database and access your data. In the Codex there is a fantastic article that explains precisely this process of interacting with databases .

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Although there are plugins that do not need extras to have style for themselves, a little bit of pepper never hurts. A good place to start using elements of Javascript and CSS in your plugin is this great article.

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