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  • 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.

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  • 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

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



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    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;

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

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

    Do both.

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