How to Find CMS, Platform or Technology used by a Website

Web tools to detect CMS platform and technologies used in a website

We come across lots of sites a day and sometimes wonder what CMS (Content Management System) a site is using and we also want to know the scripts and technologies behind that website. There are lots of CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc,. Here are 6 best web tools to find out technologies used by a website.

These tools scan the source code, analyzes the framework and finally shows the results. The result include the CMS used by a website, scripts installed and other details useful for a developer or designer.

 

1. CMS Detector

Online Webtools has got a very nice CMS detector application which can be used just to find out the Content Management System used by a website or Framework used by a site.

CMS Detector

2. Builtwith (Most Popular and Effective)

Builtwith is a very powerful tool to determine a site framework. Builtwith goes deep and throws you the more in-depth detail of a website including Server information, Content Management System, Framework, Advertising used, Analytics and tracking, Javascript libraries, Audio/Video media, Widgets used, Content Delivery Network, Aggregation Functionality, Document Information and Encoding type.

Builtwith

 

3. W3Techs (Popular and Highly Effective)

W3Techs gives the complete detail of a website. The details include Website background, Content Management System, Server side programming languages, Client side programming languages, Javascript library, Mark-up language, Character Encoding, Image file formats, Site elements, SSL Certificate authorities, Social Widgets, Web server, Traffic Analysis tools, Advertising network, Domain, Language and Technology Score. The tool gives ultimate in-depth data of a website which is extremely useful for a programmer. This tools is also available as Browser Extensions for Chrome and Firefox.

w3techs

4. Guess Scritch

This tool analyzes websites and attempts to detect the plaform, language, tools, widgets, trackers and javascript/css frameworks and other technologies used for any website. This is a great tool to determine the CMS of a website.
Guess Scritch

Guess Scritch

5. WhatCMS

WhaCMS just displays the Content Management System used in a website and doesn’t analyze any other information. If you only need to lookup a website platform in which it is built, then this toll is of great help.

WhatCMS

6. CMSEYE

This tool seems to be down/unavailable

This tool just shows up the CMS of a website.

CMS Eye

 

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Abilash A

I am a Web and Graphic designer, specializing in designing and hosting websites, blogs and forums. I love technology and blogging is my passion. I also specialize in blogger to WordPress migration. Currently I work Full-Time as a Quality Control and Testing Engineer.