Gochyu is currently the world's best website theme detector. Gochyu is the only theme detector that can currently detect the theme used on all of the following "under one roof":
Not only can we detect themes on the above website builders, we can also detect plugins / apps used on some other website builders such as Wix. Along with some aditional information.
If the website you entered isn't in the above list of the website builders we can detect, we can still detect hundreds of different CMS'/ Website builders / frameworks to let you know how the site was built.
We are the only WordPress.com theme detector. Most WordPress theme detectors make the huge mistake of detecting .com websites as regular WordPress.org sites. We are the only detector that can tell the difference and give you a whole lot of information while doing it.Detect WordPress.com
In the broad aspect, if we break down what Gochyu can do into stages, there are 3 stages of information that we can give you:
We start out by Detecting what CMS is being used on any site you "through our way". We can detect over 400 different CMS platforms. Once we know what CMS is being used on that site, we can continue to the second part and that's the theme detection. Assuming the CMS we detected in the previous stage is in our theme detector list (scroll up a bit), we will detect all types of information about the theme.
Assuming possible, we move on to the 3rd stage and that's plugin detection. We detect all plugins that are being used on that site.
You know that feeling you get when you stumble upon a website that you just need to know what theme (and platform) it's using? That's the exact reason we built Gochyu. Up till now you would find WordPress specific theme detectors, Shopify theme detectors, etc. or just an overall CMS detector which does detect the CMS but leaves out all the interesting information.
Besides knowing what platform (or CMS) a site is using, the theme & plugin information is the most interesting part. Of course we want to know what platform is being used, but most importantly we want to know what theme is being used. We want to know what plugin is being used for that interesting feature. So now with Gochyu, not only do we detect the CMS, we find the exact theme based on the platform, the exact plugin names for the platform, the tags associated with each, the price if we know it, a link to download the theme/plugin if we have it and even more than that...
Gochyu is designed for anyone that works with websites. For example:
All of these professions have the need on a weekly basis, at least! Gochyu answers that need and saves you time and money by detecting what your competitors do, and enables you to do the same thing on your own website.
As mentioned above, there are quite a lot of CMS' (Content management systems) out there, and we can detect sites built on over 400 different types of systems. Since any given site could be built with any kind of CMS out there, it's crucial to be able to detect which CMS is being used on that site you really want to inspect.
Although Gochyu is highly focused on theme and plugin detection, we also check the CMS just so you don't get a "not found" result when in need for information about a specific website. We check several types of patterns in order to get you the result you are looking for.
A CMS is a broad word the includes very different things in it. One of those things (that shouldn't actually be in the same category as a CMS) is website builders. There is a long list of website builders available for you to be able to "build a website in 60 minutes or under". These website builders are not exactly content management systems, but DIY website "development" for non developers. One of the most common website builders is "Wix" which you probably heard of. In the list of platforms that we can detect, there are also many website builders.
We've discussed CMS' and website builders, now what is a framework? Frameworks are very different that a CMS or a website builder. Frameworks are used by developers only. A framework gives you a starting point to do tasks that are needed on every single website. Some of these could be:
This is a great question, since most CMS' & website builders are detected due to HTML structure or scripts being called from the website builder domain. So how do we do it? There are still all kinds of things we can detect with the help of server information, header information etc.
So assuming you try to detect a website's CMS that was actually built from scratch using a framework, we won't be able to detect a CMS (because none is actually being used) but we will absolutely be able to detect a framework if one is being used.
So if you are asking yourself...
(what is MY CMS? - many people have a site and don't actually know how it was built and what CMS was used to build it, if any)
If you just asked yourself one of those questions, then all you have to do is put the URL of that site in the form above and wait for the results to appear.
As we explained above, now we get to the second part of the detection and that's the theme detector. "What theme is that", is basically what many designers, SEOs, PPCs etc. ask them selves when they get to a site that they know what CMS was used to build it. Hence the fact that they go to the theme and not to the CMS ("what is that theme" rather than "what is the CMS").
First of all, what is a theme or a template? (Note that different platforms use a different word. Most platforms use the name "theme" while some actually use "template") .
To simplify things, we'll use the word "theme" but everything written applies for templates as well.
Themes are a pre-built site with most of the modules already ready for you to populate them with your content. The theme is in charge of the design, the structure, the order of elements, and most of what you see on a site. On most platforms (WordPress for example) you can switch between themes with a click of a button and the look and feel of the site could potentially be totally different after changing the theme.
It's important to understand one important detail when it comes to theme detectors. Most theme detectors that you will find online, will detect themes of one specific platform, and if they do detect themes of various platforms, usually the information you receive is very basic. i.e - only the theme name and that's it.
There is no other website theme detector like Gochyu. We scrapped the net for lots of themes for various CMS' so that once we find the theme name, we may possibly give you more information about it.
This is why we point this issue out. Each platform detection is like an entire website, which is why the vast majority of theme detectors focus on one CMS at a time.
So, once we detect the platform being used, we can now go on and use our algorithm to figure out what theme is being used on that site. Note that asking the question What theme is this site using should technically mean that you actually know what CMS is being used to run the site. Now all you need to know is what theme is being used.
Well we know what a CMS detector is, we know what a theme detector is, so what is a website detector then? Well, simply put - there is absolutely no difference. Talking about platforms and themes and plugin detection is a way of explaining what exactly is being detected. A website detector just puts all we are talking about here into 2 words. Nothing more, nothing less.
So all you actually need to do is put the URL of the site in question in the form above and search. We use various means of detection, dependent on the detected CMS to figure out the theme name, the theme URI, tags associated with the theme and much more.
Once we know all the information above, we cross check it with our database. We have information about hundreds of thousands of themes (and templates, depending on the platform) with their corresponding information. If the theme detected is from a real store / vendor on the market, we can tell you its price, who developed it and even give you a direct link to download it. All of that within one online tool.
One of the most common questions we get is...
Well here it is, assuming you know what platform is being used, just use the Gochyu theme detector and get your answer within seconds.
We got to the last part in our detection. The plugin detector. But before that...
A plugin is a combination of 2 words: "plug" + "in". It's an exact explanation, since it's very similar to plugging in a plug. Plugins can be used by any given website assuming they are intended for that platform. So WordPress plugins will not work on Shopify, but they will work on all WordPress websites.
If themes give the entire structure and look of a site, plugins sort of give the rest. Why sort of? Because plugins can do whatever you want. A plugin gives you something that the theme is lacking. It could be added functionality like a caching plugin or a contact form plugin, but it could also be for structure and design that the theme is lacking.
For example, a mega menu plugin, an additional CSS design plugin, social share plugin, we could go on and on but that's the basic explanation. Whatever your site is lacking, a plugin can add "from the side". Just plug-it-in and it will do what it's supposed to.
Now that we got that out of the way, once we detect a CMS and theme, we go on to detect plugins. When we get a list of the plugin names, just like with the theme, we cross reference each plugin with our database and search through hundreds of thousands of plugins and assuming we have it in our database, we will let you know if it's a free or premium plugin, where you can purchase it and who developed it. Even a short explanation about it.
That's pretty much it. If you made it to here, cudos. You know all there is to know about Gochyu.
Many CMSs are built using a theme/template which is basically a design pattern that is being used to build the site and make it look like it does. Instead of building such sites from scratch, it's possible to just use a theme and built a beautiful website instantly.
A theme detector (also known as a template detector) could detect what theme (and CMS) was used, so you can then use the same one and build a similar look and feel for your own website.
A template (also known as a theme) is basically a design pattern that helps non tech savvy users create beautifully designed websites without writing a line of code. Templates can also be thought of as design templates.
A theme is a general design for a Content Management System, like Shopify, WordPress, Squarespace, etc. that can be used for your website. A theme has a list of features and functions that vary between designs. Most themes can have small adjustments and customizations that can be made to them to make your website more unique.
Gochyu is a free theme and plugin detector. There are no charges that you have to worry about and you can use it as many times as you like. Therefore, you can look at numerous competitors or other websites and find out what they are using. You’ll be able to see any trends in the theme and plugin use which can help you determine what is best.
Gochyu is a great detector that can help you detect the theme and plugins for all those that are listed in the menu above (Squarespace, Shopify, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop and WordPress.com) as well as templates for Wix websites. The detector is really easy to use and free to use for everyone.
Gochyu can detect the themes and plugins from other content management systems. However, it is not across all platforms, but the detector is usually able to detect what CMS a person is using from more than 400 options. Therefore, you can get a better idea of what a brand is using. You can then see what theme/plugin they’re using.
A plugin is some software that is installed on a website that adds extra functionality to the website. This functionality is not normally included within the CMS core coding. Or the plugin may enhance a feature already included in there. Plugins can be free or premium and are often specific for certain CMS systems.
Technically you don’t need plugins to get a website to work. In fact, to add functionality you don’t always need to have plugins, you can create the functionalities yourself if you have coding skills. However, plugins help by cutting out development time and ensuring that the functions don’t conflict with the CMS’s core system.
There are numerous functionalities that a plugin can add to a CMS. For instance, there are plugins that can help you build a more unique website with page builder functionality, those that help with social media marketing, those that support email marketing and those that can help you manage your stock. A plugin can help with any aspect of the website.
Not all themes are mobile responsive as not all themes are developed by designers who work directly with the CMS core programmers. They might also not have the skills to make a website’s theme responsive. Therefore you should always look for a theme that's responsive for the user’s experience and SEO.
If you like the look of a certain website that you’ve been on before, then you can choose to find out what the current theme is and then use that on your website. A theme does not mean that you are copying the other website, because there are lots of changes that you can make, but you can benefit from the same theme features.
Knowing the plugins that another website is using you can find out how websites are offering specific functions on the website. This can help you find the same plugins and add those functions to your website. This could be something as simple as linking your website to MailChimp or social media.
There are many people who might need to have a theme detector. If you’re new to building a website, then you can use a theme detector to find what else others are using. Website developers might also benefit from using a theme detector to help them create websites for their clients when their client has shown them designs they’ve liked.
Most websites are built using WordPress. This is because WordPress is very user friendly and can be hosted on numerous different servers. There are other CMS that are very popular like Joomla which can also be hosted on different hosting platforms, but there are more developers who use WordPress. WordPress is a free CMS.
The two biggest eCommerce building platforms are Shopify and WooCommerce (with WordPress). In November 2020, WooCommerce had more than five million stores worldwide. In comparison, Shopify had 800,000 stores. Therefore, WooCommerce has significantly more people using the platform to build a store.
There are numerous types of themes that can be used on any platform. The single most important feature is the responsive theme. This is a theme that can adjust the look based on the device on what the user is on. Other popular theme styles are eCommerce and minimalist styles. You might also want to consider parallax themes.
Knowing what theme this website is using can help you figure out how a competitor of yours built his website and then you can decide if you want to do the same. Knowing how to detect a theme being used on a website is another step in the direction of being a successful digital marketer.