Andrii ShekhirevMaking the Web a better place.

Serial entrepreneur and founder as Satori, Trip.Center, Spotless and other upstarts. Possess experience in idea development, product development, online marketing, finance.

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If you're comfortable with going through the page's source code (, you can use the following telltale signs to determine the CMS currently in use:

1. Search for the "generator" meta tag, it contains exactly the information you need.

2. Search for CMS-specific directories, such as "wp-content" for WordPress or "templates" for Joomla.

3. Apart from checking the code, you can also try visiting specific URLs, e.g. try adding "/administrator/" to the homepage URL to see if it's Joomla or "/user/" to see if it's Drupal.

Please note, however, that any of those can be changed manually by the site admins, so there's no 100% precise method, to the best of my knowledge, unless you decide to simply ask the site admins :)

You can also install a Chrome extension such as the Wappalyzer which will tell you a page's underlying CMS automatically.

If you're on a budget, I strongly recommend using WordPress, as it has the steepest learning curve and offers a much wider template and plugin choice. You can determine which theme a particular website is using e.g. here:, the tool will give you a direct link to the (parent) theme's official web page - or let you know that the theme has been modified too far to be recognizable.

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