How to Find the Coding of Your WordPress Website

I’m sure many of you have heard about WordPress and how much it’s been used to power websites across the world. Probably even most of you have a WordPress website that you use regularly. If you’re reading this, I assume that’s true. Fewer than 5% of websites are managed with static HTML websites (that is, those that are not built on WordPress). It’s safe to assume that most of you reading this are familiar with WordPress and what it is capable of. If you’re looking for a new challenge, or you’re curious as to how your website’s coding works, then this article is for you! In this article, we’re going to run down some proven methods that you can use to figure out the coding of your WordPress website.

Use An Online Code Search Tool

One of the best ways to figure out the coding of your website is to use an online code search tool. Simply key in the address of your website to see all of the codes at once. This way, you can easily find the specific piece of code that you need to look into. When using an online code search tool, you have to be careful not to look into the source code of other websites. These code search tools allow you to search for codes that are specific to your own site. If you’re not sure where to look, go through your entire source code of the website and see if there are any suspicious looking pieces of code that you don’t recognize. If you find something, that’s probably a WordPress security hole and you should fix it as soon as possible.

Search For Defects

Another way to investigate the coding of your website is to use a defect search tool. These tools search for errors in the source code of your site. Some WordPress security flaws will cause errors to show up in your site’s source code. If you find any errors, that means there’s probably a problem with the code. Sometimes these errors can be tricky to find and diagnose. That’s why it’s best to use a defect search tool to help you find them. Once you find an error, you can use your favorite search tool to easily find the pieces of code that are causing the error. If you find something that looks suspicious, it probably is. But don’t worry, you can fix these errors. Just make sure you know how to fix them. Sometimes they’re easy to fix, and sometimes they require professional help.

Look At The Meta Tags And Headers

It’s always a good idea to look at the meta tags and the page headers of your website. Meta tags are those little things that appear at the top of a webpage that tell the search engines what the page is about. Most people don’t pay attention to these tags and sometimes don’t even know what they are. However, knowing what the meta tags and the page headers are can help you easily find the coding of your website. If you know where to look, you can usually find the meta tags and the page headers right away. Simply go to the top of the page and look for those two pieces of text.

Page headers are those small sections of text that appear on every page of your website. They’re often referred to as the “headers” because they’re at the top of each page. These headers can contain a lot of information about your site. One of the best things about these headers is that they’re usually extremely easy to find. That’s because the information they contain usually appears on every page. If you ever need to look into the coding of your website, these headers are where you should start. Simply look for the first header on every page of your site and you’ll be able to figure out what’s going on. If it looks like a piece of code, but you don’t know what it is, look for the next header. That’s usually where you’ll find the explanation.

Wrap Each PHP File In A Header

When looking at the coding of your website, you’ll usually find several PHP files that are included at the top of every page. These PHP files are what makes your website work. When including these files at the top of every page, you have to remember to put a special header around each one of them. When putting a header around each PHP file, make sure to include the full path to the file. This way, the search engines can easily find each piece of code. If you forget to include the path to a PHP file, it won’t show up in your site’s code when searched with an online tool. This can cause you to miss out on important bits of code if you’re not paying close attention. This is why it’s important to always include the full path to each file when including them at the top of a page. Doing this can help you easily find all the pieces of code that are included at the top of every page. This is also why it’s best to put headers around each PHP file, rather than using functions that might hide the code from you. Using functions can make it more difficult to find specific code because they might not be declared at the top of the page. This kind of thing can happen when using a plugin and not using the plugin’s own template files. Putting a header around each PHP file will also help with debugging. If you need to find a specific piece of code, you can look for the nearest header and see what’s inside. Then you can either continue from there or open the file and see what’s going on.

Use A Diff Tool

A difference tool can be extremely useful when looking at the coding of your website. These tools compare two files and show you the changes that were made from one version of the code to another. Some of these tools are really advanced and can highlight differences between entire programs. But for the sake of this article, we’ll just need to use a basic diff tool. A basic diff tool is all you need to know to easily find the differences between two versions of code. Simply open up your favorite text editor and open the files that you want to compare. Then hit CTRL+U to bring up the “Find & Replace” window. Now you can type in the search text and hit enter. A new file will open up with all of the occurrences of the search text. Now you can either hit enter to replace all instances of the search text with new text, or you can click the “Replace With” button to select a specific line of code that you want to replace. Once you’ve made your selection, simply hit CTRL+K and the text you’ve selected will be replaced with the text you typed in. Hit CTRL+Z to undo your changes and close out of the “Find & Replace” window. One thing to keep in mind is that sometimes, not all of the instances of the search text will be replaced. Sometimes, only a few of the instances are replaced or added. Simply reload the file you’re editing and you’ll see that a few of the instances still exist. In that case, you need to either reload the file again or scroll back up to the top and start from there. This is why it’s best to use a difference tool rather than trying to use the “Find” function in your search tool. The “Find” function may not be able to find all instances of the search text if there are some instances that were added or removed by a plugin or an upgrade. A difference tool can easily highlight these instances so that you can find and replace them with new text if needed.

Check The Database

One of the most important things to do when looking at the coding of your website is to check your database. Databases are where all of your site’s information is stored. If you’ve ever had to update your site with new content, then you’ll know that the database is where all of that information goes. One of the best ways to check the database is to use a tool like WPDB ( Simply type in your database username and password and you’ll be able to see all of the tables that are associated with your site. From there, you can simply click on the “Schema” tab to see all of the fields that exist within each table. Looking at the database through this tool is almost like looking at your site’s code through a rose-colored lens. All of the tables and fields will appear in a bright pink, making it easy for you to spot what you’re looking for. Even better, you can use the tool to create backups of your database regularly so that you never have to worry about losing any of that vital information.