If I go to a random blog or informational website say, having pages with information, a sidebar with an overview of the archives. I know that this website is built with a CMS. How can I get to know which CMS was used?

So I'm looking for basic, general typicals of common CMSs, so that we can get to know the working power behind any informational website or blog.

For example, a typical might be that WordPress adds such a line to the HTML:

<meta name="generator" content="WordPress 3.5.1" />
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    This is a question for IT Security site, not for Reverse Engineering. Commented Mar 24, 2013 at 16:47
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    This question is on-topic as per the discussion here
    – asheeshr
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 1:43

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Install Wappalyzer for Chrome or Firefox. If you want to know how it works, the source code is available.

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  • Thanks! I'm looking for the typicals, not for a program. So could you include the/some typicals in your answer?
    – user187
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 15:51
  • What do you mean when you say "typicals" ?
    – Mick
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 15:58
  • Technical stuff, like the one example I mentioned. So you can get that from the source code, but without some code here this is link-only... :(
    – user187
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 16:32
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    @CamilStaps Looks like this part of the source code should help. I've also never heard the word "typicals" used as you're using it. I think people will often say "indicator" or "identifier" instead.
    – amccormack
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 17:49
  • @CamilStaps - Please see amccormack's comment above. The source code containing the identifiers is 2,600 lines long. You will need to click the link to find the information that you are looking for.
    – Mick
    Commented May 15, 2013 at 13:03

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