How to check the Wordpress version

Keeping the Wordpress software up to date is important to maintaining the security of your website. To know this you need to know the current version. Fortunately there are a number of easy ways to find this out:

Wordpress Administration Area

The Wordpress Administration area shows the current version at the on every page, making it easy to check:

  1. Login to the Wordpress Administration Area
  2. On any page, scroll to the bottom of the page, the version number is shown in the bottom-right:



The Softaculous app installer in cPanel tracks the version of all Wordpress installations on your website in a single location, making it quick if you have more than one:

  1. Login to cPanel
  2. Scroll down to the Softaculous Apps Installer section
  3. Click on the Wordpress icon
  4. On the next page a list of all Wordpress installations and the version of each:

Examining Files

If all else fails the Wordpress version can be determined by examining a file:

  1. Using SFTP or the cPanel File Manager, access the Wordpress files
  2. Edit the /wp-includes/version.php file
  3. Look for the $wp_version value:


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