I remember there used to be a browser plugin which identified (almost) every stack used on a published webpage. Unfortunately I don’t have it any more. Can somebody tell me what it was and if it is still around?
I guess this is no longer in development, but I might be wrong.
You could use either Safari or Chrome developer tools. In the HEAD section of the HTML document, all stacks with their version are already available as meta tags thanks to @isaiah.
What happened to Wesley, the developer of WeaverDetect?
Nobody really knows. He went MIA a few years ago and then returned for a short time. Then went MIA again and hasn’t returned since. The WeaverAddons Facebook and Twitter accounts haven’t seen an update since about 2013. Shame really, because he had some decent addons and WeaverDetect was really useful.
WeaverDetect doesn’t appear to work too well currently. There are a lot of addons it ‘misses’ in page and it doesn’t display the correct prices or addon details. If it’s database was updated, then it probably could work better. But I don’t think anyone has access to the source code.
Hi Will had just look at WeaverDetect from Wesley. Due that it’s haven’t been updated anymore wonder if there’s something similar available on the market to detect Stacks?
I don’t think so. But reading the source code actually gives you all info, I suppose. A plugin/extension would just have been a little easier.
That is what I had been thinking of - thank you! Unfortunately it doesn’t work too well as you already noted.
As long as you don’t have stacks Meta tag unchecked:
@TINO I don’t know of anything similar to WeaverDetect on the market to detect stacks. If you are using Stacks 3 then the plugin can output some meta data into the page that lists the names and version numbers of stacks being used. But as @teefers says, it is possible to turn this off (some people choose to do this, to get valid HTML code and reduce the amount of code in pages) so it’s not always safe to rely on.
@therealmf From the outset, WeaverDetect was never 100% reliable. It often confused addons that had similar names and it might take a while before its database would update with the names, details and prices of new addons. I can’t think of a method of detection that would be any better than WeaverDetect.
I still think your best option is to check the page source code to see what addons have been used to build a page. Failing that, ask the designer what addons they were using.