Check What Version of WordPress You Are Running

Updated: January 26, 2017

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 for WordPress extension, which is available for Chrome.

Current Version of WordPress