Get WordPress Version with PHP

We needed to get the WordPress version with PHP code and we found a global WordPress variable that you can use to access that. All of WordPress’ global variables can be found at

In order to access the current WordPress version, you need to add the following to your function:

global $wp_version;

Then, you can reference that variable later on in the function and it’ll throw you the current WordPress version:

echo 'WordPress Version'.$wp_version;

Here’s what the full function would look like:

public function example_function(){
    global $wp_version;
    echo 'WordPress Version'.$wp_version;

If you need to access several WordPress global variables, check out our post on accessing multiple global variables in a function.

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