View and download website source code

About View Page Source

Here is info about what page source is and how to use this tool

What is source code

The source code is the programming behind any webpage, or software. In case of websites, this code can be viewed by anyone using various tools, even your web browser itself. However, this is a little difficult on Android and iOS phones.

For troubleshooting most problems with a website, it is essential to look at its source code. You can also see any website's source code for educational purposes, and see how it works. However, we advise not to copy the code for your own website, unless explicitly allowed, as that may infringe on the developer's or website owner's copyright.

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Using view-source to read a website's HTML code

In most cases, you can see any website's source code by clicking on your browser's location bar, and entering view-source:, followed by the full URL of the page (e.g. view-source: However, this is not always possible, especially on mobile devices.

What this site does

The tool on this website solves this problem, and allows you to view the formatted version of the source code of any website. Simply copy the site's URL and paste it above. Then click "View source". An added benefit is that you can even read pages that may be blocked in your country, or by your ISP. We request you to use this tool for legitimate purposes only.

Importance of source code for SEO

The page source is also very useful when you are doing search engine optimization, or SEO. A search engine only sees the website's source code. Even if your web page looks perfectly fine to you, it may not match the standards required by a search engine crawler. Make it a habit to look through the code, especially the important header tags, such as title, and description.

Read more about this on our guide on how to optimize SEO with source code.

Additional Resources

Useful tools and guides about source code

Improving SEO through your source code

Improving SEO through your source code

A guide to the link between your website's source code and search engine optimization, and how best to present your code for SEO

How to view HTML page source in different browsers

How to view HTML page source in different browsers

Find out how to see the HTML code of a web page in the most popular browsers on the Internet, without having to install any app or plugin

How to read HTML source code for development & SEO

How to read HTML source code for development & SEO

What is HTML and what can you do with the source of a website. Use this guide as an introduction to the world of web development

How to hide the source code of a website

How to hide the source code of a website

How source code works and what you can do to hide and protect the code of your website from anyone trying to steal your work

Visitor Testimonials

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Gary Lomas

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