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Check What Version of WordPress You Are Running

Updated: February 2, 2016

The version number of WordPress installed on your website is listed in several places:

  • In the root directory of the WordPress installation the readme.html (i.e, lists the version number:
    WordPress Version in readme.html
  • In the admin interface of WordPress you can see what version you are running on the Dashboard in the At a Glance section: WordPress Version in Admin Area
  • In the source code of the website's pages the version number is listed in the following line (if it hasn't been removed):
    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 4.2.2">

You can also check what versions of WordPress are running on websites using our Version Check extension for Chrome.

You can keep track of what versions of WordPress are running on all of the websites you manage with our Up to Date? app for Chrome.

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