Getting version number of latest WordPress release


I want to find out the latest version of WordPress that is officially released. If possible, I’d like to get that version language specific for at least English and German.

I could try and parse the website but it doesn’t have the version number in a specific place. I also know I could download the latest package (, but I don’t need the whole package, just the version number.

Is there a reliable, stable way to just get the latest stable version number of WordPress?

This question is not about getting the version number of my WordPress installation. Actually I want to compare my installed version against the latest version by a script.

Thomas Weller 7 months 0 Answers 66 views 0

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