How to detect which plugins a web uses • WordPress Help

We have already seen how to detect which theme a web uses even a trick to detect plugins but are there more ways to know what plugins a site created with WordPress uses? Well it can be, and with more precision than you imagine. We will see several ways to achieve it.

Know what plugins a web uses by automatic detectors

As with the themes, there are utilities from which you can detect which plugins a web uses, among other things. In fact there are some of these services that also detect the subject. The main ones are these:

  • WordPress Plugin Checker : Specific utility to detect WordPress plugins, a bit slow in its process and not very accurate to say, but as an experiment it's not bad.
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  • What WordPress theme is that? : Something more spartan than the previous one but also very effective detecting the theme and the active plugins. Equally highly recommended.
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  • Build with : Broad spectrum tool, which detects all the technologies used in a web, in what is very effective, although not so much detecting plugins, that identifies through widgets and scripts. It is not the best to detect plugins but save it in your favorites for its multiple utilities.
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Know what plugins a web uses checking the source code

A more manual process, but also very effective – if you know how plugins are integrated in WordPress – is to check the source code of the web you are viewing, since most of them insert code in various parts of the resulting HTML.

All current browsers offer utilities to view the source code of a web, and in all you can right click on a page and choose the option to see the code of it.

And some also offer a web inspector that, In addition to showing the source code, they also offer tools to visualize, identify and modify elements such as scripts, resources or even CSS for testing.

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<p> Using one of these two methods you can identify strings of text or code, including directory routes that give you clues about what plugins the web you are visiting uses. </p>
<p> A common sneak is to search within of the source code of the path of the folder where the plugins <span style= / wp-content / plugins / are installed, since many of them use their own stylesheet and are quickly detected in the generated HTML code.

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Detect plugins by CSS

Of course this second method requires more knowledge on the part of the "researcher" but you also learn more and deep down, is not that also?

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