What CMS Detector

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What is a CMS?

A Content Management System, or CMS, is a piece of software designed to help users create and edit a website. It's important to note, however, CMS do much more than help manage the text and image content displayed on webpages. They have evolved to help design the look of websites, track user sessions, handle searches, collect visitor comments, host forums and much much more.

Content Management Systems have been detected on over half of all websites with an even higher percentage detected on the most popular domains. If you ever wonder which CMS is behind a website you're looking at, just plug the url into the form above and we'll do our best to detect it for you.
How We Detect Content Management Systems

WhatCMS.org looks at a variety of factors to determine which CMS a website is using. First, we fetch the webpage for the url in question then begin looking for indicators in the html markup and headers. Indicators range from the very obvious <meta name="generator" ...> tag or x-powered-by header to less obvious directory structures, asset files, JavaScript code and more.

We've developed algorithms for detecting all of the major CMS', but if you feel like we're missing one or if our algorithm is working well, let us know and we'll do our best to improve.

Keep in mind a website may use multiple CMS'. Wordpress may be used as the primary CMS, while using vBulletin on a subdomain (forum.example.com) or subdirectory (example.com/forum). For this reason, you can enter any url in the form above to see what CMS is being used on a specific page.

 
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