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

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Sat Jun 10 01:31:34 UTC 2017

#40934: Allow PHP version requirements for plugins & themes
 Reporter:  joostdevalk     |       Owner:  joostdevalk
     Type:  task (blessed)  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  4.9
Component:  Plugins         |     Version:
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback    |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by joyously):

 > I'm proposing to allow plugins and themes to have a minimum PHP version
 requirement. Not a maximum, just a minimum.

 Looking at this from a user perspective, I need a `Tested Up To` version
 number more than a minimum. I'm actually looking at upgrading several
 client sites, but I have no idea if those sites will still work if I jump
 to PHP 7 or if I need to choose PHP 5.6. I spent a lot of yesterday
 reading the PHP release notes to see the actual differences, and there are
 quite a few. Each of my client sites has a different set of plugins.
 Without the `Tested` value, I would end up being a plugin tester. And how
 can I do a thorough job of that? And I am not the typical user, who would
 not know any of this. A typical user would trust the WordPress message to
 upgrade PHP, and have a site that no longer works, with no good way to
 determine why.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40934#comment:29>
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