Every WordPress user will eventually run into some kind of problem with their site.
Whether it’s an incompatible plugin, a setting that you want to change but nothing’s working, or simply an issue that you are trying to resolve, it’s helpful to know what version of WordPress is currently installed.
While WordPress has been consistently similar in its various versions over the years, minor changes and the removal of some options can require changes to your site.
Our guide below will show you where to find the current version of your WordPress site so that you can troubleshoot with that important information at hand.
Where to Find Your WordPress Version Number
I am using WordPress 5.4.2 in the screenshots below. The specific location of the version information can vary slightly depending on your current version, but it is always on the same menu.
You will need to be signed into your site as an administrator or have the administrator username and password to complete these steps.
Step 1: Sign into your administrative dashboard at (yourdomain.com)/wp-admin.
Step 2: Select the Dashboard tab at the left side of the window. The exact URL for the dashboard is (yourdomain.com)/wp-admin/index.php
Step 3: Scroll to the At a Glance section to find your WordPress version number.
You will also see some other useful information there, such as the number of posts and your current theme.
You may also be able to find your WordPress version number through your browser by viewing the source code and looking for the <meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress x.x.x” /> metadata.
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