[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #23880: Minimum PHP version in Plugins

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#23880: Minimum PHP version in Plugins
 Reporter:  TJNowell         |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugins          |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:

Comment (by DvanKooten):

 I'd love to see this added to core as well.

 All my new plugins already require PHP 5.3+ in which I use something like
 Ryan suggested, checking the PHP version and deactivating the plugin
 straight away if the requirement is not matched.

 I'm currently in the process of upping PHP requirements for my
 ''existing'' plugins. To prevent crashing sites of users, I push out an
 earlier update (long before the new version is released) in which I
 disable update checks for sites not meeting the new requirement.

 If core did something like this by default, it would really help plugin
 authors move forward and use more modern development practices..

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23880#comment:43>
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