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Is there a quick way to determine which commerce platform is used?

  • Hi All,

    Just curious if there is a quick method to identify if online stores are using Magento or WordPress Woo Commerce? I.e. Can you inspect code and find it there? I am developing a store for a client and cannot determine which platform is more suitable as their store is pretty large with a ton of different vendors.

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


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    Can you ask your magento question in a magento forum?
    By default you can tell whether the site is using WooCommerce because it references the plugin folder name “woocommerce” (or similarly named) in its source code

    Hi Andrew,

    Sorry, I was questioning if this was the proper category, I didn’t see a forum for magento. Is there a general area in the code where this is easily identifiable? Like “head” or “body”, etc.

    Also, provided WOO plug in is not present, is it a safe bet its going to be magento or is it more systematic in if it is magento, it will likewise have a magento type of plug in folder? Thanks

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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    I don’t think we can answer this anymore, these are support forums for WordPress (the core application), WordPress themes and WordPress plugins. We can’t answer whether a site uses Magento.

    Ok because you’ve reiterated that this is an inaccurate place to prompt “magento” related questions, I know the word “magento” is raised numerously via these forums, thus if I wanted to gain some information about it, namely to learn more information regarding WOO commerce, where would I direct these?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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    Thanks for the link. I suspect if I write the word “woo” on their site, they’ll link me back here? Because Magento is naturally a topic of conversation because of its similarities to Woocommerce and because I am prepared to use Woo as an alternative can you please provide an appropriate forum category on wordpress.org where I will not offend members nor moderators with misplaced inquiries?

    Or is that just not possible? I’m trying to save you time in the future.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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    Clarify your question that you want to post please.

    Because I have installed and intend to use Woo Commerce Plug-in, I would like to know if there is an efficient method of identifying random online stores platform: If they are using Woo or Magento / other. Reason being I would like to anaylize random samples side-by-side as opposed to reading “objective” reviews about respective programs.

    As succinct as I can be.

    Press Ctrl U
    -Get code
    -Which one are they using
    -close code



    very awesome

    That’s pretty much all that you’re going to be able to do. If you want to go “high-tech” you can always try ot go to http://www.site.com/admin but there’s no guarantee that the amdin URL will be there. Most decent sites will try and hide this to keep people like you (and the majority of hackers) from snooping around in their file system to find the admin login page.

    Oh, and don’t forget that Woocommerce and Magento are not the only ones out there. You’d also need to figure out how to look for Prestashop, Tomato Cart, Opencart, etc…

    In short, what you’re asking for is not easy, and not quick. If you want to know what software a site uses, most of the time the easiest, fastest and most reliable way is to contact the site and ask them directly.

    You can also use some browser extensions like Wappalyzer. It is able to correctly identify if an website is using WooCommerce, Magento or other platforms.

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