[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
 Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:
Component:  General   |  Resolution:
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Comment (by flixos90):

 @jdgrimes posted a great draft for something we could show to the users.
 It may go a bit too much into the direction of an immediate PHP
 requirement bump of WordPress than we wanna have for the general
 information page this should become, but I'd nevertheless like to share it

 > Did you know that WordPress has taken special care for years to support
 legacy versions of PHP, just for you? We know that site owners have enough
 to worry about already, and so we try to keep things simple by supporting
 a wide variety of environments right out of the box. However, as PHP 5.2
 becomes an older and older technology, the maintenance burden on everyone
 to stay compatible with it increases, while the number of people who are
 using it continues to decrease. The time has finally come that we need to
 move on, for the good of our users. Newer technology like PHP 5.6 and PHP
 7 offer many advantages, like improved performance and better security for
 your site, and making it possible for WordPress and plugins to use more-
 robust programming techniques. Dropping old technology sometimes causes
 growing pains (and even a bit of nostalgia), but it is just a part of the
 evolving web, and we've been working hard to make the transition as easy
 for you as possible.

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