PHP — the programming language behind WordPress, Magento, ExpressionEngine, and thousands of other applications — recently got its first major version bump in years. The move from PHP 4 to PHP 5 happened a decade ago, although the language has seen multiple minor version bumps in the intervening years, culminating in PHP 5.6, which was released last year.
PHP 7 is a major update to the foundations of the language and will impact both WordPress users and developers of WordPress themes and plugins. The WordPress team has been hard at work getting ready for PHP 7. It was officially released on December 3rd, 2015, and that’s when WordPress (and Nexcess) began to officially support PHP 7.Posted in: php, WordPress