PHP Compatibility and WordPress Versions

Changes to supported PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 versions have been as followed:

  • In WordPress version 4.1: Added support for PHP 5.6.
  • In WordPress 4.4: Added support for PHP 7.0 (dev note).
  • In WordPress 4.7: Added support for PHP 7.1.
  • In WordPress 4.9: Added support for PHP 7.2.
  • In WordPress 5.0: Added support for PHP 7.3 (dev note).
  • In WordPress 5.2: Dropped support for PHP 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5.
  • In WordPress 5.3: Added support for PHP 7.4 (dev note).

Supported Version Chart

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