How to get WordPress Version Number of Your Website

Sometimes you need to know the version number of your WordPress.

For instance, before you migrate at a staging website to the production site by using WP Staging Pro, we recommend using the same version of WordPress installed on the production and staging website. So you need to be aware of the version number of your WordPress system.

I’ll show you here how to find the version number even when it is not visible in your WordPress dashboard.

So let’s jump in and find out what WordPress version is installed on your server.

The first thing you need to do is to log in to the admin dashboard of your WordPress site. From there, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

On that page, you can see your WordPress version number in the admin widget labeled  At a Glance.

In the screenshot below you can that we are using WordPress version 4.9.10.
That is the easiest way to find out what WordPress version you are using.

How to find the WordPress Version number

If you can not see any WordPress version information on the dashboard, we need to go another route to get the WordPress version number.

How to Find Version Number of any WordPress Website

In rare cases, you may not be able to get the version information in the WordPress dashboard.

This can happen for several reasons:

  • Displaying the version number has been disabled for the admin area.
  • You have no administrator access to the admin dashboard.

There is still an easy way to find out the version number of your WordPress website. You can get the version number of your WordPress website by accessing your site via FTP or by using a file manager plugin installed on your WordPress site.

Open the file wp-includes/version.php

At the beginning of that file, you will see the real version number of the WordPress website:

How to get the WordPress version number

In the screenshot above, you find the line $wp_version = ‘5.0.3’ which means that the release number of your WordPress is 5.0.3.

I hope you like this quick tutorial. If you know another way of finding out the WordPress version number, let me know in the comments section below.


Updated on July 31, 2020