What Version of WordPress Do I Have?

Written by   (author of Obvious Conclusions)  |  Date Updated: March 9, 2020
what version of WordPress Am I On

Many of you need to new what version of WordPress you have and I am going to tell you how to find out.

For the uninitiated, WordPress is the amazing platform that allows anyone to quickly create a great looking website.

But, there is one big problem: They upgrade WordPress all the time and they tell you that bad things will happen if you do not update. And, in fact, bad things have happened to several sites, with users and passwords being hacked.

Thus, these many upgrades are patches and fixes to WordPress and often times we need them. So, when they put out a new version of WordPress, they will always say, “You need to implement this upgrade if you are on version X.XX.” And, so then you must find out if you are on version X.XX and susceptible to all of this trouble.

The problem? They make it impossible to find out what version of WordPress that you are on!

Ok, well, not impossible but not as easy as it should be. The different iterations of WordPress show you the version number in different places. However, I have several blogs and need to be able to quickly determine what version of WordPress that I am on. So, here is the easiest way.

How To Quickly Determine Your Version of WordPress

In the WordPress Admin area, click your Dashboard choice as you see below:


Now, look to the right.  You are going to see an area that says “At a Glance”.  You may see this immediately at the top of the screen or you may see this box below the screen if you have a lot of plugins.

And, there (voila!), in that At a Glance box, you will see the version of WordPress that you are using.  It looks like this:


Is yours the latest version?  Click here to find out and you should see something like this:


As of today (March 9th, 2020), I am up-to-date 🙂

And it is important to always use the latest version of WordPress!


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Richard Cummings

Richard Cummings is a writer, traveler, and web content developer.

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