How To Detect the Software or Platform Used In A Site



When you get into a wonderful site with a beautiful design and lots of features it natural that you start wondering about the Platform/Software on which its built, sometimes you get so curious that you would like to build a site like that or you would like to know about the CMS, Scripts and the things used in building it.Most of them try to ask others or try to survey or contact the site admin(normally the top sites wouldn’t like to reveal about the systems they use) but now its much easy, there’s a plugin which finds it for you.

Compatible Browsers-

  1. Google Chrome
  2. Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome- Chrome Sniffer –Detect web applications and javascript libraries run on browsing website.

Chrome-Sniffer-Detect-What-platform-websites-useChrome sniffer is a lightweight plugin with an amazing capability of detecting almost every application used to build a’s a quick analysis of Le Geeks 🙂

Download Chrome sniffer

Applications Used To Build Le Geeks

Surprising isn’t it? well, even i never knew that i used so many applications! Its actually the cache plugin, the share widget which use, The API’s, The Framework and lots more! This simple plugin helps you to analyze your site too! I never know how analyzing your site might help, but still you might be able to figure out what apps does other sites use. What about the Firefox? according to a recent survey help by Le Geeks i found that most of the bloggers had been using Firefox, here’s one for Firefox.

Mozilla Firefox-Wappalyzer- Find what technologies websites use


Well, this plugin is exactly similar to Chrome sniffer. Only the name and the browsers differ,you can get its screenshots at the firefox website,link give below.

Download Wappalyzer


Its now easy for you to detect which platform is used by a website and also you can get know the apps used in enhancing it. It displays the following things- Platform, API’s, Cache software, CDN, Analytic scripts ,Sharing widgets and much more, stay tuned for many more web tricks.

Hari Charan
Hari Charan is the founder and CEO Le Geeks. He's a geek who fell in love with the world of Blogging, SEO and marketing at an early age of 12.


  1. Benny Mathur says:

    Nice Hari you are writing new and interesting articles every day keep it up brother

    And yes every bloggers like to know what kind of software made their blog to make them more compatible as well as more SEO’ed .

    Thanks for sharing

    1. Hari Charan says:

      Welcome Benny, I’m glad that you find it productive. and yes you are right, if we can know the scripts used by top blogs, we can implement them to!

  2. awesome post hari i was using wp themedetector to verify its wp or blogger

    1. Hari Charan says:

      Thanks Supreeth, i nevr jnew about themedetector, Thanks for sharing about it too.

    2. @Supreeth Bharadwaj it for only for theme checking

  3. Hari Nice Article But If You Want to Check Then You Can Use

    1. Hari Charan says:

      Nice share,but browser extensions save time and mak eit easy!

  4. pe says:

    use and get more detailed information without installing any plugin .

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