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There are 3 ways to verify which WordPress release you have
One of the questions we frequently get from our customers is: "What WordPress you have? This is because locating your WordPress copy is indispensable if you want to keep your WordPress page safe or if you are going to install new topics or plug-ins. Naturally, there are those who just want to find out if they have the latest WordPress or not.
Anyway, it's pretty easy to find out your WordPress release. We will show you 3 ways to check which WordPress release you are using in this tutorial. But before we start, a recommendation: Try to upgrade WordPress to the latest available release from OCCASION. Not only does it give you the opportunity to try out new topics and/or plug-ins, it also keeps your WordPress safety up to date.
In order to get to know how to upgrade WordPress, read this briefing. WordPress also consciously tries to conceal release notes as they can be used to take advantage of vulnerabilities by computer hackers. So if you can't find your WordPress copy simply, there's a good one. So if that's out of the way, we start by finding out which WordPress release you have on your system.
The first and most comfortable way to check out your WordPress release is via the Administrator' dashboard. Just sign in to your WordPress Dashboard and go to the Updates section in the toolbar on the right. Here you can clearly see which WordPress you are currently rockin', as well as the latest available WordPress release.
However, if you determine that you do not have the latest release, you should back up your Web site before proceeding with the upgrade to the latest release. In addition to the Updates page, you can also find out your WordPress copy by browsing to any page in the administration area until you reach the bottom line.
The text Thank you for creating with WordPress should be visible to you, and the latest WordPress before it. Please be aware that this information is only available for WordPress 4.1. It is possible that you either cannot log in to the WordPress administration area or do not have the necessary access data.
That means that with Step 1, you cannot get WordPress release information. Typically, Web pages that you create with WordPress contain revision information in an HTML Meta tags. Incorporated by WordPress topic by defaults, this day can be deactivated by the security-conscious page administrator.
Nevertheless, it is still a good idea to try if you do not have full control over the administration area. In order to find the WordPress edition via the Metrotag, just open the website in your web-browser. When the page administrator has not deactivated the Generate META tags, you see the tags like this: It is a serious safety issue, as mentioned before, to display your WordPress release in such a way that everyone can see it.
These are the procedures you can take to prevent generating Meta tags from appearing in your page source: Get your WordPress Administrator Dashboard. Pick your actual design and pick features. pH pile to edit. Add the following at the bottom of the file: remove_action('wp_head','wp_generator'); store changes by clicking the Update Files icon.
Alternatively to the two above described techniques, you can immerse yourself in the WordPress page sources. It is the most dependable way, but it also takes most of the while. First of all, you need to log in to your web host using your web host's data processor or FTPlient.
After the connection, browse to the WordPress install location (usually public_html) and open the wp-includes location. Search here for a filename called Version. Phil and open it. They may wonder if this is a secure data or not. Finally, if it is in the same place in every WordPress mailing list, couldn't a hacker just enter their pathname into the web page and look at it?
Now, because the information about the release is in a PHP tag and not in the HTML part of the page, nothing is shown when that page is opened in a web-browser or when the page resource is called. Reviewing your WordPress release may be important if you are scheduling an upgrade to the latest available release or want to receive a plugin/theme that works with certain WordPress releases.
We have shown you 3 simple ways to find out which WordPress release you currently have on your computer. In order to avoid your WordPress release being accessible to everyone, we suggest that you read our briefing on how to protect WordPress and use plug-ins such as Sucuri and Wordfence.