If so, then you are in luck. Recently, I found three tools that can help you find out more information about a site.
Why Would You Want to Know What Scripts and CMS’s Are Running On a Website?
As a designer, I am always looking for new trends in design. So when I come across a site with a great design. I like to check out how the site was designed. If there is a certain feature I like and might would want to create a similar feature on one of my sites, I will inspect the code to see what scripts, plugins, and what CMS they are using. If its a jQuery script plugin or a plugin for WordPress, I can do a search for that plugin and see if I want to add to a site.
But as a Website administrator/community manager that uses WordPress with a variety of plugins that are being added and removed as needed,. Having a way to see what scripts are running, where they are loading, and what plugins are running on certain pages is a good thing.
3 Tools to Help You Find Out What Scripts and CMS’s are Running On a Website
How to Use Firebug and other Plugin to View a Website’s Framework
Originally, I was planning to do a tutorial on how to use these tools and how I use them. Then I remembered, that I read a great tutorial on these tools about a year ago. So instead of writing up another tutorial on it, I would share with everyone that tutorial. He uses the tools as I would use them and he does an excellent job at explaining how to use these tools. The tutorial is by Omer Greenwald and you can find the tutorial over at his site, WebTechWise.
Although I mostly Google Chrome for my web browsing, I prefer Firefox for developement and troubleshooting website errors. I have used all three tools and still use all of them, I believe the Firefox tools work better. You can find Firebug for Chrome, but its not a total replacement for the Firefox version and Chrome Sniffer works great, I just prefer Wappalyzer over Chrome Sniffer
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