Selecting right WordPress theme for your blog is a daunting task, as with so many options, you will find it difficult to pick the best one. When you search for WordPress theme suggestions on Google search, you will be amazed by the number of recommendations , and your hunt for that “Perfect WordPress theme” will never end.
There are times when you land on a WordPress blog, and you simply fall in love with the theme used by the blog, and you are like “Wow! This is the theme which perfectly shows my blog personality” and now the hard task is to find the name of that WordPress theme. Here I’m sharing various options which will help you to find the WordPress theme being used by any blog, and you can quickly download it, and install it on your blog.
Various ways to find Which WordPress theme is that?
One thing which you should know before using this trick is, sometime you will notice a great looking theme, but it’s not the same theme you will be getting when you buy the theme. For example, here at ShoutMeLoud I’m using Thesis WordPress theme, and the design is custom developed, so even you if you buy the Thesis theme, you will not get the same look and feel of ShoutMeLoud. Similarly there are many bloggers like me, who are using popular theme framework like Thesis, Genesis and using child themes to design their blog. The percentage of such blogs are very less, so you don’t have to worry much. Once you figure out which WordPress theme framework or company a blog is using, it will at least make rest of your work easy. Now, lets look at some of the easiest and trickiest solution to find the WordPress theme name of a blog.
Using 3rd Party tool:
This is the easiest method for any non-technical blogger to find the company behind a WordPress theme. There are few online services where all you need to do is add the URL of WordPress blog, and this online services will reveal the theme name. For example, I added ShoutMeLoud.com and it shows what theme SML is using. Along with revealing themes, these websites also reveal few of the WordPress plugins used by a WordPress site.
Checking Theme source file:
This is another quickest way to find the details about WordPress theme used by a blog. All you need to do is, check the source code, open the theme .css file and you will be able to find the name of WordPress theme.. This trick works with majority of WordPress themes out there, but sometime blog owner removes the credit information and change the theme name which makes it hard for you to identify the theme.
Use blog contact form:
If none of the above two tricks helped you to identify the WordPress theme, you can always drop an Email to blog owner, and ask him in professional way about the theme he is using. In most of the cases, bloggers like me would like to answer such quick questions.
If you are lucky enough, you will find the answer to your question. In case if you are still not able to find the name of WordPress theme used by that particular blog, you still have a chance if that blog happens to be a popular blog. For example, if you looking for a WordPress theme like Mashable.com, use Google search with term “WordPress theme similar to Mashable” or “Mashable WordPress theme”. Replace Mashable with the name of that popular blog. You may not get the same theme, but you will still be able to find the look-alike and well-coded WordPress theme.
If you know of any other method, feel free to share with me and others via comment. If you find this article informative, do check out our WordPress archive for more such WordPress tips and tutorials.