While typically the version isn’t something that’s immediately necessary to most users, there are times that it can be very important. Cases where WordPress version can be important:
The easiest way to find your WordPress version is to:
These instructions for acquiring your WP version won’t work when a WordPress Core update is available. Instead login to your site, view the dashboard and look for the ‘At a glance section’, where the version is listed. If unable to login, there are some alternative front-end workflows – the following method works for WordPress 4.9 and above.
So how do you get the WordPress version from the front-end?
To find the version of your site without logging in, you’ll have to do some digging into the source:
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Typically, it’s important you stay on top of updating your WordPress site. WordPress releases are usually full of new features and security updates that benefit your site and end users. On occasion you may want to hold off from major releases such as major number changes 4.9.8 to 5.0, etc. and wait for the next incremental patch.
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