Always show current version number in admin footer. (7 posts)

  1. marcusds
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress really needs to start showing also the current version number of WordPress in the admin panel footer rather than just the latest available version.
    Here is just one of a hundred scenarios: I'm working on a client's WordPress blog, I want to upgrade it but I don't know the version so I don't know how much work it will take to insure the upgrade is smooth. Instead I have to check the source of files to find it.

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just click the WordPress logo -> About WordPress in the admin bar.

    Not quite as easy as the solution you would like, but for now, easier than digging into any files

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And have you tried looking in the Right Now pane of the Dashboard?

  4. Michael
    Part-Time Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    something to start with (to be added into functions.php of your theme, or could be turned into a plugin) (not widely tested):

    //show current wp verson in dashboard footer//
    function show_wp_version_footer( $text ) {
    $cur = get_preferred_from_update_core();
    if( $cur->current != get_bloginfo('version') ) $text = 'Current Version ' . get_bloginfo('version') . ' - ' . $text;
    return $text;
  5. marcusds
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi, there is. Haha. That helps thanks. I still think it should be in the footer where it advertises the new version though.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would imagine that the decision to use the footer to push the new version was quite deliberate.

  7. marcusds
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do both.

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