How to find the Magento version

July 11th, 2012

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Often you will need to know which version of Magento you are running in order to install an extension or apply a security patch. Heres how to find the Magento version you are running.

include 'app/Mage.php';
echo 'Magento version is: ', Mage::getVersion();

Alternatively, from the command line you can use:

cd public_html
/public_html$ php -a
Interactive shell

php > include 'app/Mage.php';
php > echo Mage::getVersion();
php >exit();