How to get WordPress Version Number

Today I was surprised to find it was a little difficult to find what version of WordPress I was running on my blog. This is mostly due to the fact that WordPress is always changing and evolving, so I decided to share this valuable time saving piece of information with my readers. You can always get the version number from the “At a Glance” dashboard widget in wp-admin.

How to find WordPress Version Number

Simply log in to your wp-admin page and click on “Dashboard” in the left navigation menu. Then look at the resulting page and search for the box with the “At A Glance” heading and click the little arrow to expand it if it’s not already expanded. It will look something like this:

If you don’t see the “At a Glance” box in your dashboard/home admin screen, then it is probably deactivated. I’ll show you how to activate it next.

Activate “At a Glance” Admin Option:

To activate the “At a Glance” box on the home admin dashboard, simply scroll to the top of the page and click on “screen options” and a box with options will slide into view.  In the first “Boxes” section, you will see that “At a Glance” is probably the first option. Make sure the box is checked. Once it is checked the “At a Glance” box should appear on the page. You will find the WordPress version next near the bottom of the “At a Glance” section. Good Luck!

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