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How to Find and Hide Your WordPress Theme Name (Without Plugins)

Today, I’ll dive into a useful WordPress trick: finding out what theme a website is using and hiding it manually without relying on plugins.

This can be particularly useful for web developers and WordPress enthusiasts. Let’s get into the details.

Finding the WordPress Theme Name

Method 1: Using Browser Tools

A screenshot of a web browser displaying a portion of CSS code. Highlighted in the code is a filepath that includes "salzburg-blog-pro" suggesting it is part of a WordPress theme directory.

Open your WordPress website. For this tutorial, we’ll use ‘’ as our example site.

Right-click on the site and select ‘View Page Source.’

Alternatively if you are using Chrome you can just type: “view-source:” into your browser bar.

Now, sse the ‘Ctrl + F’ shortcut to open the search bar and type ‘themes.’

Look for a line in the code that includes the theme name. In our example, the theme name is ‘Salzburg.’

Method 2: Using WP Theme Detector

A screenshot of the WPThemeDetector website with an input field and a result below it. The result indicates that the website "" is using the "Salzburg Blog Pro (Premium)" WordPress theme, with an arrow pointing to the theme's name.

Visit ‘’

Enter your website’s URL in the search bar.

The site will display the theme name along with other relevant details.

Hiding the Theme Name

Step 1: Backup Your Site

Before making any changes, ensure you back up your website and database.

Step 2: Accessing Website Files

Install the ‘WP File Manager’ plugin (or use FTP/CPanel).

In WP File Manager, navigate to ‘wp-content/themes.’

Step 3: Duplicating and Renaming the Theme

Duplicate the active theme folder.

Rename the new folder (e.g., ‘new-theme’).

Step 4: Changing Theme Details

A screenshot of a text editor displaying the top portion of a CSS file named "style.css". The file contains theme information for "Salzburg Blog Pro (Premium)" including the version number 1.0.7, the theme URL, the author's website, and a description of the theme.

Update the ‘screenshot.png’ in the new theme folder with a custom image.

Edit the ‘style.css’ file in the new theme folder to modify theme information.

Step 5: Activating the New Theme

Go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Themes’ and activate your newly renamed theme.

Step 7: Checking the Changes

Visit your website and verify the theme name is updated.

Optionally, use ‘’ to confirm the changes.

Step 8: Updating the Theme

  • Manual updates are required for the modified theme.
  • Follow similar steps as above: export settings, update the theme, change screenshots, modify ‘style.css,’ and reapply settings.

Closing Thoughts

With these steps, you can effectively hide your WordPress theme name from detection. Remember, always back up your site before making changes and note that manual updates are necessary for future theme updates.

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