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How To Tell if a site is in Joomla?

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  1. Screenager

    Screenager Newbie

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    Is there a way to tell if a website is made in joomla?
     
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    yes, enter like this, http:xxxx.com/administrator/
     
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    Or in the code.

    example from one joomla site.
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    <meta name="Generator" content="Joomla! - Copyright (C) 2005 - 2007 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved." /> 
    From another
    Code:
      <meta name="generator" content="Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management" /> 
    So just add "Joomla" search in the code.
     
  4. bakxos

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    there are many ways and the most common is what Bigbuddy said. There are some extensions that can hide the admin panel so you have to write the actual password to have access to it so it becomes like yourdomain.com/administrator&password

    So in this case you wont be able to see it.

    You can go to the page source and search for joomla. You will see :

    Code:
     <meta name="generator" content="Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management" /> 
     
  5. m_zec

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    The easiest way to determine if a site is using Joomla! or not is to view the source code of the page.

    By default, all Joomla! 1.5.x sites will have the following in the head of their site:

    <meta name="generator" content="Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management" />

    And, Joomla! 1.0.x sites will have the following:

    <meta name="Generator" content="Joomla! - Copyright (C) 2005 - 2007 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved." />

    But this is not full proof becouse lots of people remove it.

    The second easiest way to determine if a site is using Joomla! or not is to type "/administrator" in the address bar after the URL.

    If site in joomla you will se joomla logo.

    And finally, if all else fails, you can always do the following for both Joomla! 1.0.x and Joomla! 1.5.x. Take the website's homepage and add "?tp=1" on to the end of the it.

    See this example:
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    http://www.joomla.org/?tp=1
    Cheers!
     
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    I agree with bakxos. It can be hide. But only expert designers will be using that plugin. But in common most of them leave. Try your luck or follow other members instructions.
     
  7. Screenager

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    Thanks a lot you guys.

    Very useful replies
     
  8. Shifty

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    if all above fails, check the page source of the main page and look for "components/com_whatever", "modules/mod_whatever" in the head part where the stylesheets are called
     
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    You can try builtwith.com . It's not 100% accurate but gives accurate results mostly and You can know much more than a site's CMS.
     
  10. madoctopus

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    [Joomla]
    you could probably request a "index.php?option=com_content" , if you get 404 its not a joomla site, everything else will probably be a joomla site.
    or get the file /components/com_content/metadata.xml
    one not to forget is also /index.php?tp=1 (and search for ".mod-preview-info" in source)

    [Drupal]
    In <script> or JS files: "Drupal:settings"
    In source code, favicon and styles path "sites/all/files"
    URL http://domain.com/user - registration form with help text footprint