[wp-hackers] PHP requirement for plugins

J.D. Grimes jdg at codesymphony.co
Mon May 2 22:05:31 UTC 2016

Hi Stephen,

I don't know if there is a "best practice" implementation of this out there or not. There is nothing like this in WordPress core, and probably never will be. You might want to take a look at https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/26909 and the related tickets for a better understanding of why.

- J.D.

> On May 2, 2016, at 5:52 PM, Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> Hi all —
> Is there a standardized method in WordPress to declare that a plugin or theme requires a certain version of PHP?  I’ve started coding my plugins to require PHP 5.4.
> I know I can write code that does something like check for the right PHP version and deactivate the plugin if it’s not met; but is there anything like this already within WP?  It would be great if we could just add a line to the Readme.txt or the plugin Headers.
> -- 
> Stephen Rider
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> http://striderweb.com/nerdaphernalia
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