Wappalyzer is a web browser extension and online service that allows users to identify the technologies used on websites they visit. It provides information about the software frameworks, content management systems (CMS), programming languages, analytics tools, and other technologies employed by a website.

Here are some key features of Wappalyzer:

  • Technology Identification: Wappalyzer scans websites and analyzes various aspects to identify the technologies being utilized. It can detect CMS platforms like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla, as well as frameworks like React, Angular, or Laravel.
  • Browser Extension: Wappalyzer is primarily available as a browser extension, supporting popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. Once installed, the extension runs in the background and displays an icon or dropdown menu that reveals the technologies in use when visiting a website.
  • Detailed Reports: Wappalyzer provides detailed reports on the technologies found on a website. This includes information such as version numbers, JavaScript libraries, advertising networks, web servers, and more. The reports help users gain insights into the underlying infrastructure and tools employed by a website.
  • Online Service: In addition to the browser extension, Wappalyzer offers an online service where users can enter a website URL manually to get technology information. This service is helpful for situations where the browser extension is not installed or available.
  • Open Source: Wappalyzer is an open-source project, and its codebase is publicly available. This transparency allows for community contributions, improvements, and the development of custom integrations.

Wappalyzer is widely used by web developers, security professionals, marketers, and researchers to gather information about the technologies implemented on websites. It helps users understand the technological landscape of a site, which can be valuable for tasks such as competitor analysis, vulnerability assessments, or optimizing web development processes.

Please note that Wappalyzer relies on various detection techniques, including pattern matching, script analysis, and HTTP headers. While it is generally accurate, it may occasionally provide false positives or miss certain technologies due to factors like dynamic content loading or customized implementations.

Install & Use

1. Visit https://www.wappalyzer.com/apps/ to download the the extension according to the Browser

2. After selecting the browser type, in my case FireFox, I get redirected to (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wappalyzer/)

3. Install the plug in, and visit the website you want to scan

4. Run the plug in, by clicking the icon the browser

5. The plug in will show us the technologies used, also, some versions