The other way to check your version is to check your website’s source code for the generator meta tag if you haven’t removed it. Go to your homepage, view the source code, and look for this meta tag: <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 4.9.22 (compatible; ClassicPress 1.5.0)">
Thanks Viktor & Doug… now I know I’m on 1.4.4… I’ve been away for almost a year, fighting cancer, so as you might imagine, my brain is a little “muddled” right now. Though the system shows me as just signing up for the forums today, I’ve actually been with ClassicPress since it first came out.
Is 1.4.4 the “last” update that will be released for older versions of Wordpress? If I moved to the 1.5.0 final version (when it’s ready), will I have problems with my themes and plugins? Just wondering.
Sorry to hear about cancer. Wishing you a speedy and permanent recovery!
Your name did sound familiar but I wasn’t sure. Is this your previous account?
I can help merge them if you’d like. You used a different email on that one.
1.4.4 was the last version of the 1.4.x branch. 1.5.0 is the latest stable version with PHP 8.0 support. As long as you’re not on PHP 5.6, upgrading to 1.5.0 should not cause any problems. A few bugs related to PHP 5.6 will be fixed in 1.5.1, which will come out soon.
If you go to your updates page /wp-admin/update-core.php, does it have the option to re-install? I would try re-installing to see if that works and cleans up any possible issues with core files. Then try updating.
It’s possible there is a problem communicating with our API server. You can download this ClassicPress SSL Fix (download zip) plugin to see if it helps and it will also indicate if your hosting server can communicate with our API server:
Viktor has a screenshot above of the location of the update page under the Dashboard. Instead of “You have the latest version of ClassicPress,” your message should alert you to the new version 1.5 and provide an update option, which should simply install 1.5 for you. You can try the update in a development environment first on your own computer to look for problems (plugins etc.) if you have set up such a local host. You’ll need to back up your content and database in any case before trying 1.5.
SUPER! I checked the “Outgoing Connections” in my CP Host panel, and added the GITHUB server to the allowed list… now the update for 1.5 shows up. I did the backup, ran the update, and all seems to be OK.
That sounds great. Glad it worked. Could you share a screenshot of the panel where you added the GitHub server to the allowed list? We should create an article on the docs site, in case this happens to anyone else again.