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Featured FireFox Addon: See Which Software the Site Uses with Wappalyzer

Wappalyzer is a FireFox addon that shows you which software is used on the page you’re currently at.

The add-on recognizes a lot of web applications including CMS and e-commerce systems, message boards, hosting panels, widgets, JavaScript frameworks, analytics tools and more.

After you install the addon and restart your browser, you’ll be able to see which software the site uses in the FireFox status bar (as well as which traffic analyzers they have installed):

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Depending on your style of working, Internet speed and daily tasks you can optimize the tool (the tool “Options” are available after you right-click on the icon in the status bar):

  • If you always want to know which software the site is using, set the tool to retrieve the information automatically (Otherwise, just let it show you the info once you click);
  • If you don’t think you can recognize the software by the icons, set the tool to show you the software names once you hover over or click the icons:

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Here’s an extended (but not complete) list of the web and JavaScript frameworks, CMS and Wiki systems, Analytics and traffic analyzers the tool is reported to recognize:

AWStats
BIGACE
BigDump
Blogger
Clicky
CMS Made Simple
ConversionLab
Coppermine
cPanel
Crazy Egg
CubeCart
DirectAdmin
dojo
DokuWiki
Drupal
e107
ExtJS
eZ Publish
FluxBB
Google Analytics
Google Friend Connect
Google Maps
IPB
Joomla
jQuery
Koego
Kolibri CMS
LiveJournal
Magento
MediaWiki
MiniBB
MochiKit
MODx
MooTools
Movable Type
MyBB
MyBlogLog
OneStat
osCommerce
osCSS
papaya CMS
PHP-Fusion
phpBB
phpDocumentor
phpMyAdmin
Plesk
posterous
Prestashop
Prototype
punBB
Quantcast
s9y
script.aculo.us
Site Meter
SMF
SPIP
Squarespace
StatCounter
Tumblr
TypePad
TYPO3
TYPOlight
Ubercart
Vanilla
vBulletin
viennaCMS
VisualPath
Vox
VP-ASP
W3Counter
webEdition
WebPublisher
WikkaWiki
WordPress
XMB
xtCommerce
YaBB
YUI
Zen Cart

 Featured FireFox Addon: See Which Software the Site Uses with Wappalyzer
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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