An unknown version of wordpress (4.1.8) ?

Hello there,

This morning was a normal day, with the usual updates.

Checking WP versions of all my sites (I wrote a small bash script that does this for me), I was surprised to discover some WP 4.1.8 …

I have checked three times before coming to ask here …

4.1.8 No, nowhere …

And yet:

#cat wp-includes/version.php
* The WordPress version string
* @global string $wp_version
$wp_version = '4.1.8';

I have more than a dozen sites like that.

You would have an idea of what is happening with my WP?

Thank you.


  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello @lol

    When the wordpress is not upgraded to latest major released versions, and automatic upgrade is turned on, it upgrades wirdoress to next minor versions.

    Those are mainly security fixes that is introduced in a later version.

    Though it’s always recommended to stay updated with latest major release.



  • lol
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hi Ash,

    Every day is a day to learn!

    Thank you for the information, I now understand (And I have to modify my script so that it stops to say to me “seriously?” for versions 4.1.8) :slight_smile:

    Of course I should upgrade (as usual) to major ASAP, but when you manage a plenty of WP in prod, the task is not allways simple…

    Have a nice day,


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