Have you ever…
- wanted one source for the most popular WordPress themes?
- wanted a way to look at websites actively using the most popular WordPress themes?
- thought it would be more useful if popularity was based on the number of unique domains actively using a given theme, as opposed to just the sheer number of downloads or sales?
- thought it would be cool if this one source included all WordPress themes, as opposed to just a subset of them?
I have, so I built WPSNIFFER precisely to meet this need.
What is WPSNIFFER?
WPSNIFFER is a Google Chrome extension that detects WordPress themes and displays usage statistics on its website at wpsniffer.com.
Where does WPSNIFFER get its data?
Every time a user of the WPSNIFFER Chrome extension detects a WordPress theme this data is anonymously stored in a central database. Currently WPSNIFFER has 10,944 active users providing it with WordPress theme usage data.
How can I help make WPSNIFFER better?
You can help make WPSNIFFER’s data more comprehensive by installing and using the WPSNIFFER Chrome Extension. The more unique WordPress websites you “sniff” the better.
WPSNIFFER Chrome Extension
What are the future plans for WPSNIFFER?
WordPress themes are just the beginning. The plan is to add detection for WordPress plugins and WordPress web hosts in the future.
If you have any ideas for WPSNIFFER features/improvements, please leave a comment below or send me an email.
Detects the WordPress theme for the website currently being viewed.
WordPress Plugin Sniffer
Detects the WordPress plugins being used on the website currently being viewed.
Detects the technologies being used on the website currently being viewed.
Offers an insane array of spectacular tools for web developers.
The best way to identify specific colors on a website.
Makes it easy to share content.
Allows you to store links for future review without cluttering up your bookmarks. You can also automate social posting of your Pocketed content with The Social Media Content Sharing Automation Framework.
Makes it easy to connect with people you exchange emails with on social media channels.
Provides quick access to Alexa statistics for the website currently being viewed.
Provides quick access to SimilarWeb statistics for the website currently being viewed.
Shows the Google PageRank of the specific URL currently being viewed and additional stats if you open it up.
Makes it really easy to identify fonts being used on any website.
Allows you to easily scrape & export content that is consistently formatted.
Provides useful link data and some on-page SEO analysis features for the website currently being viewed.
A powerful tool for clipping, notating, capturing, annotating and storing content for future consumption.
Provides an incredibly easy way to share content on all your favorite social channels.
Allows you to easily create & manage your shortened URLs.
Provides a concise, behind-the-scenes look at all the meta information scattered throughout the code of the website currently being viewed.
I simply enhanced the professionalism of my extension’s small tile promotional image and added similar large tile and marquee promotional images.
The extension I’m referring to here is called Theme Sniffer. It simply detects any given theme or template being used on web sites built in Drupal, Joomla or WordPress. The original version was first published in the Chrome Web Store on May 22, 2012. I built it because I personally wanted such an extension and it did not yet exist.
The Original Chrome Web Store Promotional Image
The New Chrome Web Store Promotional Images
Note that those increases stand regardless of the viral blog post that shot up the numbers drastically on November 3rd and 4th and they are regardless, still that significant! If we removed that fluke event’s data from the 2012-11-01 through 2012-11-08 average the increase would be even more spectacular!
In fact, if we assumed something more average such as 700 impressions and 25 installations on November 3rd and 4th, the increase would amount to a whopping growth of 1,539% in impressions and 192% in installations!
Don’t be lazy! Make the extra effort to design professional, consistent, promotional images in all sizes for your Chrome Extension, because the payoff can be HUGE!