The method for discovering your Confluence version depends on the type of Confluence site you are using:
- A downloadable version ("server") of Confluence, which your system administrator has installed on your own hardware
- A Confluence OnDemand ("cloud") site, hosted on Atlassian servers
Downloadable versions of Confluence
If your Confluence site is using the standard theme, you will see a line like this at the bottom of the Confluence dashboard, or at the bottom of a screen in view mode:
In the above example, it means that you're running Confluence version 4.2.12. (If the version number displayed is just 2 digits, such as '4.2', that is the full version number, and is equivalent to '4.2.0'.)
If you don't see that line, you can visit
<Your Confluence Base URL>/admin/systeminfo.action and find out the version from there.
You need administrator permissions to access the system information URL. If you don't have administrator rights, it's not possible to see the version number. Please ask your administrator for that information.
Instructions on how to find the Cloud version is here: Atlassian Cloud Application Versions.