Magento is quickly becoming one of the largest opensource platforms used in e-commerce web design, and shows no signs of slowing down soon. Taking a quick look at the Magento Showcase reveals companies such as Ford, TOMS, Fred Perry and Harvy Nichols all adopting this platform.
So you may be wondering how you can spot a Magento store yourself? The following article provides ways in which you can identify a Magento store
1. Admin Path Url
By default the Magento admin url is http://www.yourwebstore.com/admin if you visit this url in your browser the magento login page will appear, and maybe even a Magento logo if you are lucky!.
2. Cart Page Url
A Magento store can also be identified by its cart page url which will be something like this
or if url re-writing is disabled in the admin, it may look like this
3. The Page Source
If you inspect the source view of a page there are a few key indicators that a site is running Magento for example you will notice the src attribute for some elements will either reference
<a title="View Bag" href="http://www.toms.com/checkout/cart/"> <img src="http://images.toms.com/skin/frontend/enterprise/TOMSBase/images/shoppingbag.png" alt="View Bag" /> </a>
4. Website Scanners
Websites such as underthesite will tell you what technologies a website is using, and does a pretty good job too.
So there you have it, if you need any help with your next e-commerce website don’t be shy to ask for help.