Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#5784 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Recommended requirements page says PHP 7.4 or greater implying PHP 8.0.3 is also recommended

Reported by: alanfuller's profile alanfuller Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Line 48 text says

'<a href="%1$s">PHP</a> version %2$s or greater'

which becomes PHP version 7.4 or greater

which implies PHP 8 is also recommended

The support team believe "WP doesn’t fully support 8 yet" so it would be wrong to recommend it

I propose line 48 text is changed simply to

'<a href="%1$s">PHP</a> version %2$s'

Change History (3)

#2 @dd32
3 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The text is correct, WordPress recommends PHP 7.4, 8.0, or higher.

Anyone saying WordPress "doesn't support PHP8" is IMHO personal opinion, you can run WordPress on PHP8 without issue currently.

Not all plugins support PHP8, Not all themes support PHP8, and some of them can trigger PHP Notices/Warnings inside WordPress - See this php8 query for currently known-but-not-fixed related issues.

Last edited 3 years ago by dd32 (previous) (diff)

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3 years ago

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