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Revers Engineering a site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Carpetlint, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Carpetlint

    Carpetlint Newbie

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    Revers Engineering a site! a web site to see what word-pres theme / Plugins
    any tips
     
  2. kireol

    kireol Junior Member

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    if you have to ask, you probably can't do it.


    but,for what it's worth...


    view source. it will tell you nearly everything you want to know
     
  3. nathanooo2

    nathanooo2 Registered Member

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    If you are too smart then why are you not explaining.There is not so much things to explain.
     
  4. Carpetlint

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    I have View souce, Im old school, and been out of the game for awhile, and starting to get back into the pool, I know the site is word press, should i just run Site: Index:
    but Im hoping to Find if its a theme around the net..
    its tide into Flikr, kind like satellite1p5 but bettter
     
  5. datastream

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    Lolwut
     
  6. MauDaFita

    MauDaFita Registered Member

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    In the source have a look at the path to any theme image. Maybe the theme name will be somewhere in that path.
     
  7. Carpetlint

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    sorry for the English!
    I have not done anything SEO/Web/programing in over 10years
     
  8. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    For my basic research I use the "web developer" addon for firefox.

    It gives you several "view" utilities include the simple "view source" but also "view generated source" and "view frame source."

    It provides another set of utilities for viewing information about images, outlines, and can break the page down in a variety of ways.

    Most of all, in this age of css, it lets you view (and download) the stylesheets from the site without which a lot of other information is almost worthless.

    I also find the firefox addon web2pdf helpful as well. It puts an icon on your toolbar. Hit it and it creates a pdf file from whatever page you are on. I use it mainly as a more sophisticated form of "screen shot" that captures the entire page and not merely that which shows up on your monitor. It's great for later offline research when you are looking over your downloads of a site's source and stylesheets and need to see how they all fit together.
     
  9. judson

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    Totally agree. There are a lot of little things you can do to find out what is actually driving the site, and most of them are nuggets you pick up through experience. The right answer for your situation depends on the specifics so a general answer is almost bound to be wrong.

    Like kireol said, view source.

    Figure out what 'engine' the site is running. You can try and view the source. If you know the individual plugin footprints, you can search for these in the source. You can also check out http://target-site.com/robots.txt ... the contents of this often say a lot about what the site is running on.

    Another trick is to try and break the site ... mmm, break might be the wrong word. You can try and force the site to give you an error. A lot debugging is left on in PHP and can tell you volumes about what a site is running on. Another option too, is to try and guess URLs for plugins you know and see what the site returns.

    in short, there's loads of things you can try first, and what you do next depends on the output from that initial effort.
     
  10. judson

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    Oh yeah, if is you are certain it is a WP site, visit
    http://target-site.com/wp-content/plugins/

    You might get lucky.
     
  11. Carpetlint

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    Thanx for the Info, and Help...
    I will soon post the site, im looking at
     
  12. Carpetlint

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    Here is the site
    http://www.flickrista.com
     
  13. stoned raider

    stoned raider Registered Member

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    according to site-owner -> one of his comments