How many times have you been to a great looking site and thought to yourself… “I would love to have a wordpress theme just like this one?”
If you are a blogger, WordPress freak or designer, probably all the time!
However, the last thing you want to do is contact the site owner and tell them how great their site looks and then ask them who designed their site or if it was made from another premium theme, right?
So now you have a few different options.
- First, scroll to the bottom of the page and see if there is a designed by link
- Second, view the source code and scroll around til you see the WordPress theme name
- If all else fails, you can visit http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/ and let them do the work for you!
Here’s an example of how this would work.
What WordPress Theme is That?
You’re browsing around the internet and happen to find yourself on a great looking site. Let’s use SlickAmericans.com for example — they have a nice site that might look like a good theme for any other entertainment-based sites out there.
Now that you’ve found a site that you would like to try and find the theme of, you can see if there is a design link in the footer (which there wasn’t), you can look through the source code and try to find the matching them… or you can simply visit http://whatwpthemeisthat.com. If that site isn’t working for any reason, you can also try http://theseotools.net/wp-theme-detector.
Once you are there, you can put in the URL of any site that you want to try and find the WordPress theme on.
WhatWordpressThemeIsThat will run a quick search and show you a result like the one below.
The report shows the URL of the site you requested data on, the WordPress theme name, it’s description, author and the site where you can download it from.
Once we head over to http://solopine.com and look through their themes, we can then find the “Hickory” theme sitting right in their theme gallery.
Unfortunately, this method may not work with all WordPress themes and sites, as some designs might be custom. For example, we can look at a site like OptinMonster (which has a custom theme), then plug it into the WWTIT search form. What WordPress Theme is That will spit then out a report that looks like the following: (with the mention of “A custom WordPress theme for…”)
When this happens to be the case, if you really wanted to know who the designer of the WordPress theme was, you can simply contact the “Author” and “Author Homepage” information to see if they would like to design a custom theme for your site.
In either case, whether a WordPress theme is free, premium or custom made, “What WordPress Theme is That” is a useful tool for finding the information you need!