Is PHP 7.4 Outdated for WordPress?

Cheerag Nundlall

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently using the new WordPress version and running on PHP 7.4. I'm wondering if PHP 7.4 is considered outdated now. Can anyone provide insights or recommendations on the latest PHP versions for WordPress websites? Your experiences and advice would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently using the new WordPress version and running on PHP 7.4. I'm wondering if PHP 7.4 is considered outdated now. Can anyone provide insights or recommendations on the latest PHP versions for WordPress websites? Your experiences and advice would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Php 7.4 is end of life (EOL) and is no longer maintaned/patched. It is really recommended that you upgrade to php8* for security reasons.
 

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While PHP 7.4 is not outdated, it's always advisable to use the latest stable version supported by WordPress for security and performance reasons. As of now, WordPress recommends PHP 8.0 or higher. To update your PHP version, log in to your hosting control panel. Look for the PHP version manager (location varies based on your host) and select PHP 8.0. Ensure your themes and plugins are compatible with the new PHP version before making the switch. Regularly checking for updates and staying on the latest PHP version ensures your WordPress site is secure and optimized for speed and functionality.

Hope it helps!
 
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