Sunday, 14 April 2013

How to know if the website is running on Blogger or WordPress?

| Sunday, April 14, 2013 | |

There are a number of blogging platforms. From Blogger to WordPress. While trying to decide to move from blogger to WordPress or any other blogging platform. Maximum publisher first try to have a look at active blogs running on WordPress.

But as said, there are a number of platforms available. The blog in-front you, on your screen can be running using blogger, WordPress, tumblr, Joomla.

There is a simple catch to know if the blog is running on WordPress or Blogger.

How to know if blog is running on WordPress?

Entire catch lies in source code of the blog that can be viewed by any one on the web. Maximum WordPress users use a caching plugin to fasten up their blog, so that it loads as fast as possible. But not all.

optimize load time of blog with cache plugin
Codes that show optimization using cache plugin
  1. Open the blog in your browser.
  2. Right click on the page (not on links or images or flash content).
  3. Select 'View Page Source' as in Google Chrome.
  4. The next page will show you the front-end generated codes for that specific page.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page. 
  6. A html comment will show that the site has been optimized using w3 total cache plugin or any other plugin.

How to know if the blog is running on Blogger?

Blogger has a predefined structure that cannot be changed. The first in the list is URL structure of blogger. Blogger till now, has no privileges that allow user to change URL structure. And many more like widgets, default css by blogger, etc.

detect blog running on Blogger
Default CSS bundle URL in blogger
Look for the pages like 'About', 'Contact Us', etc. the url structure for pages in blogger is www.domain.com/p/page.html. Rest of the confirmatory tests are give below.
  1. Open the blog in your browser.
  2. Right click on the page.
  3. Select 'View Page Source' as in Chrome browser.
  4. Use ctrl + f shortcut, and search for 'blogger' look for the links the point to www.blogger.com.
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