To either diagnose an issue or general curiosity, you can employ multiple easy methods for knowing your current WordPress version. This post will go over them by breaking the methods into those requiring a WordPress login and those that don’t.
Checking the WordPress Version by Using Methods That Require Login
In this section, I’ll cover methods that require you to have a login.
Technique 1: Looking at the WordPress Dashboard
To know what version of WordPress you have, all you have to do with this technique is log in to your WP dashboard. Once done, you can look at:
- At a Glance box — if you have that
- Bottom-est right corner of your WP dashboard
Both of these areas will showcase your WP version.
Technique 2: Non (but a Relevant) WordPress Login
If you do not have access to the WP admin area for some reason, but to your domain registrar, you can still figure out the current running WP version for your site.
Depending on how things are set-up with your Domain Registrar, there will likely be a place where your running WP version is displayed. Worse case, you can call them or discuss via chat to find out. As an example, I will demonstrate where to look with a GoDaddy Managed WP Plan (although, may slightly differ for you).
Checking WordPress Version on a GoDaddy Managed WP Plan
Literally, this is as simple as navigating to the navigate to the “settings” tab. As soon as you do so, GoDaddy will display your WP version, along with the PHP version as well. Screenshot below for reference.
Checking the WordPress Version by Using Methods That Do Not Require a Login
In this section, I’ll primarily cover looking at your source code (if that info is available), and the RSS feed (again, if available).
Technique 1: Looking at the Source Code to Know What WordPress Version a Site Is Using
Viewing the source code of a WordPress site should reveal its version (if available), and also, if you care, know what your competitors are using.
To capture the version this way, go to any URL’s source code, and search for “generator.” If all of the default settings have been kept in place, the chances are that this would disclose the WP version. See the screenshot below for context.
Technique 2: Looking at the RSS Feeds
Most of the WordPress sites have RSS feeds set-up by default. The way to access the feed is by adding /feed at the end of the URL.
For example, my site has a main RSS feed at https://feedthecuriosity.com/feed/.
In any case, once you access any of the RSS feed URL, once more, search for “generator” or similar variations. If the WordPress version is part of the feed, it’ll be divulged in there.
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Knowing what WordPress version you have is not rocket science. Hands-down, there are a couple of methods available at your disposal. However, if you are still struggling for some reason, my advice would be to get in touch with whoever your domain registrar is or with whom you have your WordPress installed.
But first, try these approaches, as we all know waiting on hold to speak to a customer representative is not the favorite pastime.