[wp-hackers] WP oldest file ?

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Wed Mar 11 17:47:57 GMT 2009

Another way, is to check for the GENERATOR meta tag. Most themes  
implement this (or it comes for free with wp_head) and will say  
wordpress in it. You can script this too, if you are trying to  
automate it.


On Mar 11, 2009, at 1:08 PM, Simon Wheatley wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 6:50 AM, Malaiac <malaiac at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking for an "almost sure" way to know if a website is running
>> WordPress, by pinging a file
>> What could be the oldest available file in a WP release ?
>> wp-load.php ? the forbidden wp-includes directory ?
> Tricky. Even if you do find a common file, how will you find the root
> of their WordPress install? Some people will have installed this into
> the "blog" or other arbitrary named directory off the docroot, others
> might be using a technique to store the WP files in a separate
> directory while still having their blog appear on the root location of
> their site [1].
> However, as most people have suggested, the majority scenario is
> probably the wp-admin directory off the root of the website.
> Good luck.
> S
> [1] http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
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