What CMS is a Web Site Running?

What CMS is a Web Site Running?

Ever wonder what web content management technology is powering a web site?  This tool is not exhaustive, but can explore a site to identify the content system, analytical tools and social plugins that the site may be running.  It is a beta tool and we welcome feedback.

Enter a domain below and check it out.  Looking forward to comments!

Enter a site in the search box above. If you do not get expected results we would enjoy hearing about what site you searched and what results you expected.


* Please note – this experiment does not represent the views of my employer and has been setup for academic purposes.  If you try this and do not get any results or it provides incorrect results drop us a line and indicate what site you tried it on and the response that you expected.

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6 comments
George Echim
George Echim

Awesome, I did try it several times and worked perfectly, but today I wanted to try it on a friends website and it does not show up the input field :-(

yongjaechong
yongjaechong

Awesome John. I will share this on my site.

ultan
ultan

Ack, left out a /. from the http:// It is drupal!

ultan
ultan

Supercool tool, very useful. One comment I have is I tried running it on www.sacredspace.ie - results say not recognized. I believe Drupal?

John Brunswick
John Brunswick moderator

@George Echim Hey George - please try again - all should work now.  Performed some major site updates last week.  Also, have some new CMS definitions that I will add this week to the detection script here.

John Brunswick
John Brunswick moderator

 @ultan Thanks Ultan.  At some point I will get around to writing a hook to send me any URLs for misses so I can keep updating the underlying dictionary.  Appreciate the feedback :-)

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