[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2996: Add wordpress.org information page about upgrading PHP

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#2996: Add wordpress.org information page about upgrading PHP
 Reporter:  flixos90  |      Owner:
     Type:  task      |     Status:  new
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 As discussed in today's and the recent PHP meetings, it would be helpful
 if wordpress.org provided a page with general information on why and how
 to upgrade PHP.

 Such a page should highlight arguments focused on the user that indicate
 why such an upgrade is necessary. In addition it should also have a
 section on how to upgrade. The latter is especially tricky since we don't
 know how each host handles this. But a general information on where to ask
 and what to ask will certainly help.

 In the future, core could have areas where it highlights that the current
 PHP version in use is outdated and link to that new page for more
 information. This ensures we can keep that page up to date without relying
 on a core release. However it should not be limited to core usage. It
 could also be used simply as information material to pass around.

 It's important to highlight that this is page will need several
 discussions, most of which will probably happen in the weekly PHP
 meetings. For now it is here mostly for maintenance.

 What we need is:
 * A solid page title and URL.
 * One or more sections with arguments on which problems an unsupported PHP
 version causes, in general and for WordPress specifically.
 * One or more sections on how to upgrade PHP.
 * Possibly something else: Maybe a list of popular plugins that require a
 higher PHP version? A list of popular hosts and more elaborate
 instructions? These and more things will need to be discussed.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2996>
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