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!