Wappalyzer Reveals What Software a Blog or Website is Using
By on December 5th, 2009

If you are curious to know what software a blog or website is using, Wappalyzer can be useful. It is a Firefox addon that can reveal the software that is being used in the webpage.

In addition to Content management systems (e.g WordPress, Blogger, Typepad etc), Wappalyzer can also detect other web applications and JavaScript codes.

Install the addon and restart your Firefox. Now just browse to a website or a blog and you will see all the applications, software or frameworks the site is using in the Firefox status bar.

Wappalyzer-status

You can configure the add-on by right clicking the magnifyicon placed in the extreme right of your Firefox status bar. The options panel let’s you do the following two settings:

  • Retrieve the Wappalyzer information on mouse click or automatically when the page completes loading.
  • Set Wappalyzer to show the names of installed components as a tooltip or on mouse hover.

Wappalyzer-options

Want to try out Wappalyzer in other browsers? Try the experimental bookmarklet here.

Techie-Buzz Verdict

Wappalyzer is a nice little addon for Firefox without any bells and whistles. It can be used to quickly find out what software and frameworks a site is using without having to look at the source code.

Techie-Buzz rating: 3/5 (average).

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

Amit Banerjee has written and can be contacted at amit@techie-buzz.com.

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