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How To Check My Version? (6 posts)

  1. hgrebe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have 3 WordPress blogs and have lost track of which version WordPress I am running on them. Where do I check verify which version I am currently running? TIA.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    uh, at the bottom of any admin panel?

    uh, in the source of your pages?

  3. hgrebe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes...thanks. I noticed the bottom of may pages says 2.5, but I honestly cannot recall upgrading that recently, so I don't trust it. But maybe the install went so smoothly, I forgot about doing it! :-)

  4. StrangeAttractor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you seriously don't remember upgrading to 2.5, you'd better make sure you weren't hacked. There's an widespread exploit that has the symptom of changing your version number to 2.5.

    See, for example, this thread:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/168964?replies=31

  5. Hedley
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That first response didn't seem like a very helpful answer, just snooty.

    WordPress *used to* say the current version on the bottom of the dashboard page, but no longer appears to do so. Now it just says what version you *don't* have.

    And saying "look in the source" is rather vague. If one starts looking through php files, one is bound to be disappointed. A specific file to look in might be readme.html, which is often found in the home directory after installation (or will be in your install archive), and should list the installed version.

  6. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    uh, at the bottom of any admin panel?

    uh, in the source of your pages?

    Both statements are short, sweet, and accurate. I just copied this from the dashboard of one of my own sites:

    "You are using the xxxx theme with 8 widgets. Change Theme This is WordPress version 2.6. Update to 2.6.1"

    I can't remember WordPress ever not indicating what version I was using somewhere in the backend.

    And saying "look in the source" is rather vague. If one starts looking through php files, one is bound to be disappointed

    I agree. But.. when Whooami refers to the "source", she is indicating that one should visit their own web site and once there, select "view" > "page source" or "source" from the browsers menu bar. This is a feature in every browser that I can think of at the moment. It will then open a new window and show you the underlying code that the browser translates into a graphical image for you. In this case, on a wordpress web site, you will usually find the following very close to the top of the page;

    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 2.6" />

    You can find out what version anyone's site is in just a few seconds (providing it has not been obfuscated intentionally). That is what is meant, in this case, by viewing the source code. Anyone administering three blogs with a basic knowledge probably wouldn't take offense to that answer. It's sort of like having your teenage kid slap his forehead, roll his eyes at you and say, "well, duh", at the painfully obvious. ( ...maybe that's just me!)

    Peace! :-)

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