November 26, 2015

How to find which CMS is running on any website

Let us first try to know which CMS is being used just by viewing HTML source code. If you are a web designer or programmer you can right click on any website from browser and identify HEAD tags to understand attributes from Browser. The browser can be like Internet Explorer, Fire Fox and Safari. The top blogging CMS tools such as Blogspot, Drupal, Joomla and WordPress can be easily identified from META tags under HEAD tags.

The Joomla version 3 can be identified as:

<meta name="generator" content="Joomla! - Open Source Content Management" />


If you suspect the blog is using blogspot.com or blogger.com definitely can be identified as:

<meta content='blogger' name='generator' />


Drupal META element typically should be like:

<meta name="generator" content="Drupal 7 (http://drupal.org)" />
 
Wordpress HEAD element <META> seen as:

<meta name="generator" content="WordPress 4.3-beta3-33300" />


Most of the programmers are geek in just removing HEAD tags so as to not to disclose which CMS is being used. They are well-versed in hiding it from spectators. Now, anyone can identify which CMS or Ecommerce cart/ tools is being used for a particular site.

If are not able to identify from META tags then you need to use online tools to find which CMS. The tools will also analyse the related technologies are used in particular site. Many web tools are providing as free service. You have ti just to enter website's URL in appropriate place. The URL should be in absolute format (For example: www.examplewebsite.com not like /indexpage.html or /category). It also gives additional results such as which Plugins, Traffic Analytic Tools and Hosting providers.


Not all online CMS detectors will tell you which CMS is being used. We have identified the best CMS detector from online. The BuiltWith.com works fine and most of findings worked really well. Just type URL of a website then press lookup. Now, you can see which Web Server, SSL cetificates, Name server providers, Email services, Hosting providers, Analytics and Tracking, JavaScript and jQuery libraries, Mapping, Documentation information such as metatags and CSS informations will be displayed without putting any efforts. This is going to help you to analyse any competitors' website online.

Some times you may not able to get which CMS or ecommerce cart informations.Why because? the site should have been built with own ecommerce frameworks which means that the entire cart is developed by the team of programmers within the corporate.