How to check Magento version:1.x and 2.x?

Each Magento version has the strengths and weaknesses. To upgrade your Magento to the latest version to solve the speed load, security issues or to install a new extension, which should be compatible with your Magento version (some modules require Magento 1.9+), you need to check the current version first.

How to learn Magento version?

There are at least 4 different options to find it out: 

1. Use free online tools to check the version just entering your website address, e.g.:;

2. Check your version via the admin panel:

  • Log in to your Magento admin panel;
  • In the center of the footer of the page you’ll see a current version, e.g.:
  • If you have changed the admin theme and can’t see the version at the bottom of the page, go to System>Magento Connect>Magento Connect Manager, e.g.:

    Find ‘Mage_All_Latest’ in the ‘Package Name’ column. The number X.X.X.X (stable) is the version you’ve looked for.
    3. Check the version in the app/Mage.php file of your Magento installation. Look for getVersionInfo() function there, e.g.:
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                               'major'=> '1',       

                               'minor'=> '6',        

                               'revision'=> '1',       

                               'patch'=> '0',        

                               'stability'=> '',        

                               'number'=> '',    ); 


4. Use SSH to learn the version. Login to server via SSH using the root password, navigate to the directory where Magento is installed and type the following command cd /home/username/public_html php -r “include ‘app/Mage.php’; echo ‘Magento version is: ‘, Mage::getVersion(); ”.

How to check Magento 2 version?

The most effortless way to get your Magento 2 version is to add /magento_version to the website address and start searching. You will see a short answer including the version and edition you use, e.g.: Magento 2.1 (Enterprise);

How to check Magento Community or Enterprise version is used?

1. The easiest way to find it out is to enter in your browser:

  • If you see 404 Page Not Found error, the website doesn’t run MEE version;
  • If you are redirected to a login page, this is MEE version.

2. You can also check the Magento version via the command line by the code Mage::getEdition() that is to give you all the necessary information, e.g.:

* Magento edition constants
const EDITION_COMMUNITY    = 'Community';
const EDITION_ENTERPRISE   = 'Enterprise';
const EDITION_PROFESSIONAL = 'Professional';
const EDITION_GO           = 'Go';
* Current Magento edition.
* @var string
* @static
static private $_currentEdition = self::EDITION_COMMUNITY;
* Get current Magento edition
 * @static
 * @return string