PHP 7.4 has been released – get Silicon Dales to update your stack

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PHP 7.4.0 was released on 28th November 2019. This is the latest version of PHP.

A note before update

Updating to PHP 7.4 is not without issues , particularly if you have older code. You will most likely get warnings and perhaps even errors coming from some of your scripts. If you’d like help upgrading your WordPress site to PHP 7.4, then please contact Silicon Dales.

Backup

Take a backup. You might have options for this in your hosting. Otherwise you can use a service such as UpDraft Plus.

Staging

Test updates in a staging environment using sandbox mode. This is especially important when you have custom scripts or older plugin versions.

Get it first with Kinsta

PHP 7.4 (official release) is now available to all Kinsta clients in the MyKinsta dashboard.

Keep an eye out with other hosts

Other hosts will be rolling out PHP 7.4 in due course – keep an eye out in your panel for the options.

Devs – get it from the horse’s mouth

Here’s the page on the new version from the original source:

This site will also give you information about the PHP project and events.

Deprecation

PHP 7.2 will no longer be actively supported from 1st January 2020. Now is the time to plan your update to PHP 7.3 or above. Read more about the timeline for PHP versions here.

Help with error and warnings

Updating to PHP 7.4 is not without issues , particularly if you have older code. You may get warnings and perhaps even errors coming from some of your scripts. If you’d like help upgrading your WordPress site to PHP 7.4, then please contact Silicon Dales. Existing maintenance clients already with Silicon Dales will receive individual notifications about their PHP update.

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