Podcast Episode

435 – Getting Your PHP Version Current

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Getting Your PHP Version Current

Why are so many sites using old PHP versions?

  • Website owners don’t know or care
  • It’s time consuming to test for developers
  • Web hosts don’t want to break sites, so they don’t automatically update all WordPress sites.

Why should we update to PHP 7.2?

  • It’s faster than all previous versions
  • Support, updates and patches
  • It’s more secure

Check for compatibility

You can use the plugin Display PHP Version and it will display your PHP version on your WordPress Dashboard.

Also checkout PHP Compatibility Checker to run a test to make sure your plugins are compatible with PHP 7.2.

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