Which version of PHP is best?
The latest version is the most secure. It’s the fastest version and has the best performance, for example, PHP 7.3 is on average 9% faster than PHP 7.2. It’s the most compatible with the latest versions of popular CMSs like WordPress. PHP updates are done automatically, and in most cases, you won’t even notice it.
What is the min requirement for PHP when using the latest version WordPress?
Although PHP 5.6 is the new minimum required version for running WordPress, the project’s technical requirements page recommends users ask their hosts for PHP version 7.3 or greater. PHP 7+ offers massive performance gains for users and developers will be able to update their plugins to use more modern syntax.
How do I upgrade my PHP version in WordPress?
To update your WordPress site’s PHP version, go to “Sites” and select the site you’d like to change the PHP version on. Then click on the “Tools” tab. Under “PHP Engine” click on the drop-down and select your preferred PHP version.
Does WordPress run on PHP 7?
Just because WordPress is compatible with PHP 7 (and has backward compatibility with PHP 5.6), does not mean all its themes and plugins are. You may use a custom-built theme or plugin that has features that are deprecated in PHP 7.”