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[resolved] simple, yet... WP version #s - where? also, category ID #s? (5 posts)

  1. ajraccounts
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi - first, i don't know if this is the right place for my questions, but, the title of this forum does seem to be the closest to what i'm trying to do. (just hacks. easy hacks. not plugins.)

    1) easier first: once you have wordpress installed, how do you determine what version you're running? i thought it would be at the bottom of the dashboard, or just somewhere, anywhere, in the dashboard. perhaps i'm terrible at looking for stuff - i couldn't find it. anyone know?

    i just answered for myself that we must be running 2.8.5 since our version was installed just a couple of weeks ago. still, i would like to know where this information is kept, for future forgetfulness.

    2) category IDs. again, this should be simple, right? i'm building a custom template. i'm gonna make custom category pages. on the "category templates" page in the codex, it says that only with WP 2.9 will the loop look for the filename category-slug.php and that until then i need to use category-id#.php. some other pages, i don't remember which ones now, said that i can conveniently find which number's been assigned to each category in my dashboard under categories. but i DON'T SEE any numbers. i have looked through every panel and i don't see it. where do i get these numbers? i thought maybe the slug HAD been implemented, but nope. anyway, can someone share with me the whereabouts of the elusive category number? thanks!

    a.

  2. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    once you have wordpress installed, how do you determine what version you're running?

    Dashboard, first dashboard widget, very bottom... "You are using...". Also the very bottom right of the dashboard page, and all other pages in the backend, at least when logged as admin. In readme.html if you uploaded it. Often, but not always you can view-source on a rendered page and find the version in a meta="generator" tag near the top. And if you haven't updated you get a blatant, obnoxious message right at the top of every admin screen-- not that I'm criticizing. Its also in the database in wp_options in a serialize object under _transient_update_core.

    but i DON'T SEE any numbers

    Hover over the 'Edit' link and read the URL, or just click the 'Edit' link and read the URL.

  3. ajraccounts
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thank you for such a quick response! :-) re:

    1) clearly i AM blind! knew it. sigh. altho let me say that in the bottom right of my dashboard page, i get the link for updating to the new version, w/ only the new version number. the blatant, obnoxious message across the top of my screen - same. (perhaps this is a hint to wordpress that they should add in the version # that we're running so they can further embarrass us with our slowpokeness? ;-))

    2) so of course immediately after posting this question, i managed to find the answer (of hovering over the link - how intuitive!). however i just tried what you suggested about clicking on the 'Edit' link, and the page that appears lists name, slug, parent, and description - no URL w/ the ID number. i checked quick-edit, didn't see it there either. i must be REALLY blind - can you be more specific?

    thanks!

  4. ajraccounts
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    oh and by "a hint to wordpress" clearly i meant "a hint to the wordpress community, which of course includes myself." :-)

  5. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i just tried what you suggested about clicking on the 'Edit' link.... i must be REALLY blind - can you be more specific?

    Re-read my post: "...or just click the 'Edit' link and read the URL." You know... the url up above the browser window... usually starts with "http://..."

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