[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #40934: Allow PHP version requirements for plugins & themes

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Tue Jun 6 21:23:47 UTC 2017

#40934: Allow PHP version requirements for plugins & themes
 Reporter:  joostdevalk     |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  4.9
Component:  Administration  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback    |     Focuses:

Comment (by johnbillion):

 If the WordPress project is to allow plugins or themes to specify a
 minimum PHP version, and indeed if core itself is to consider increasing
 its own minimum PHP version, the only way this will happen is if
 supporting documentation comes first. Everything else comes down to
 relatively trivial technical implementation.

 Replying to [ticket:40934 joostdevalk]:
 > To do this, the following work would have to be done:
 > - Create pages on how to upgrade PHP, preferably with links to specific
 instructions for specific hosts

 Communicating clearly to end users what PHP is, what a web server is, and
 what a web host is, is not easy. Indeed, many users aren't even aware of
 what ''WordPress'' is. Let's start with the documentation and work

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40934#comment:4>
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