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Wordpress Plugins Detection!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by J0kerz, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Hey,

    Is there any tool out there to check if a site have a specific plugins installed?

    Like lets say I want to check if Site1.com have the "Get Recents comments" plugins installed.

    Thanks!
     
  2. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I hope not......:D

    On the majority of my blogs I have plugs that are that blackhat that just a spark of daylight would ruin them....
     
  3. conas

    conas Registered Member

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    yes you can, If the owner of the blog is numb (and almost everyone is) you can write on your browser http://nameofthevictimsite.tld/wp-content/plugins/default-folder-name-of-plugin

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    http://nameofthevictimsite.tld/wp-content/plugins/plugin-file-name.extension

    If page exists, you know is installed (or at the server)
     
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  4. BlackFedora

    BlackFedora Newbie

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    As Conas says, you can do that. Also, some people don't have a block on having their plugins directory indexed.

    As such you can google search for the default directories of these plugins.

    The reason I mention this is that people should block these directories from being indexed by blocking them in their robots.txt.

    Regards

    BF
     
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  5. biznets

    biznets Junior Member

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    can you post an example friend?
     
  6. ProjectV

    ProjectV Newbie

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    You can also check the source code, atleast for themes, if you saw a great layout but wasn't sure which one the site was using...
     
  7. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The source also reveals some plugins.
    Mainly those that do something with the page/post.

    Examples: All In One SEO, Tracking plus or code.

    Plugins that work in the backend of your blog like scrapers, rewriters, cloakers, etc. have no need to show up the source code unless the programmer deliberately coded it that way.
     
  8. neol

    neol Junior Member

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    I just this idea and wanted to ask - if the owner has no robots.txt and has his .htaccess settings to 777 - so can I change site and CS it ??

    I know a way to find such sites which gets decent and targeted traffic and no one is monetising it the right way :)