Am now at the stage in my learning cycle where I’m examining websites to see how they are built. Am mainly interested WordPress, but am also interested in learning where other frameworks are being used.
To do so, I’m using the following tools:
- ScanWP – Enter a URL at this site and it will generate a report as to theme and plugins used.
- BuiltWith – Returns an analysis of the backend tools used. Doesn’t report on the actual website code framework. The site also has reports regarding usage patterns over time.
- Wappalyzer – a browser extension that reports on what software technologies and frameworks are used within a site.
My intent in using these tools is to learn what works when and where – and to be better able to recommend tool use to others.