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Which platform & theme is a website using?

If you've wondered what website platform a website is using, this is for you! I'm actually asked this question pretty often. And I have a super easy trick to find out the answer fast!

Even better, if it's a Shopify website you can find out the theme being used as well.

Watch my video below for a demo:

Transcript of the video:

Have you ever wondered what website platform a website is using? Well it's actually pretty easy to find out and if it's a shopify website you can find the shopify theme too! I'll show you how in this video.

Hi, I'm Shelley, owner of Launch Party, an e-commerce design studio and creator of Shop School -- an online course designed to teach you how to go from zero to launch with your own Shopify store.

Let's talk about how to sleuth on websites. This is the method that I've been using for over 10 years as a web designer so that I can get a peek behind the hood on my favorite websites. There are many ways to do this this is just my way.

When you go to a website right click find view page source and it will open up a whole long page of code that thankfully you don't have to read. You're just going to use your control find or your control f or command f button to search. If you think the site might be a Shopify site then search 'Shopify' and if it comes up, then it is.

Other ones to search are Showit, Squarespace, WP for Wordpress or any other platform you think a site might be built on. It usually only takes a couple seconds and then you know.

It can be helpful to know what website platform a website is using so that you know the potential for that platform maybe you see a really cool feature and you want to know if it's possible with the website platform you're thinking about using or are already using.

If you're still wondering what website platform to use for your product based business I have a video for that!

Now, if it's a Shopify site and you want to take it a step further you can actually find out what Shopify theme a store is running on. Again there's a lot of ways to do this but this is my way that I've been using.

I go to, enter in the url for the site in question and if the theme hasn't been renamed or it's not a custom theme, then I can find out what theme the store is actually using. And again that can just be really helpful so that you can see a theme in action and maybe decide if you want to use it for yourself.