How to check WordPress version manually

There are times when you lost all access to your WordPress live site or you are working on a site and don’t know what version is being used. Here’s quick way to check what version of WordPress is currently being used.

With access to the WordPress installation, go to wp-includes/version.php

Open the file and locate the line that states $wp_version =

$wp_version = will be preceded by the current installed version of WordPress.


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