How to Find Your WordPress Version Number

by jim on February 24th, 2012

Back in the days of old, you could look for your WordPress version number by looking at the source HTML of any page – it was a meta tag named “generator.” Then someone realized you could look for vulnerable WordPress blogs using older versions just by searching so they took that away.

Then, the next way to find out which WordPress version you had was by looking at the footer on the admin pages… until they took that away (not sure when, or why, but now it just tells you to get the latest version).

So, if you want to find your exact version number, look in your version.php file, located in the /wp-includes/ directory. That file has a bunch of other version related information, like the DB version, but usually the WordPress version is all you need.

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