How to remove WordPress version number

WordPress displays the version number in the footer by default, but it can easily be removed with the help of PHP code snippets. This article shows you how to remove the unwanted version number with a short code.

Removing WordPress Version Number

Always perform a backup before you make any changes to the theme files. If you break any codes, it will be easier to revert your site to its last good known state. Alternatively, you could also create a child theme. Read this link on how to create a child theme: https://www.a2hosting.com/blog/wordpress-child-theme/

Follow the steps below to edit your Theme setting file to hide WordPress version number :

  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Appearance, and then click Theme Editor:

  3. On the Theme Editor , select the Theme you want to edit from the dropdown:

  4. The files for this selected theme are listed on the right column under Theme Files. Click on the file named “functions.php”:

  5. Insert the following code to the end of functions.php file and click Update File Button to save the changes:

    function remove_version() {
    
    return '';
    
    }
    
    add_filter('the_generator', 'remove_version');

     

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