Checking PHP 7 Compatibility for WordPress


  • Applies to: Grid
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: wp-admin access
  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: wp-admin access
  • Applies to: WordPress Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: wp-admin access

Overview

If you would like to test your WordPress website for PHP 7.3 compatibility, you may follow the steps below.

NOTE:
The following will require the installation of a third-party plugin. Please keep in mind that troubleshooting the configuration/functionality of third-party applications is not covered by our statement of support. These resources were provided as a courtesy to assist you to the extent of our abilities. For more information on our statement of support, feel free to click here.

Instructions

  1. Log into your WordPress Admin Dashboard. WordPress Admin Dashboard. WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Plugins >> Add New.

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  3. Install the PHP Compatibility Checker plugin in WordPress.

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  4. Once the installation is complete, Activate the plugin.

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  5. From the left-hand menu, select Tools >> PHP Compatibility.

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  6. For your PHP Version, select PHP 7.3

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  7. For the Plugin/Theme Status, select one of the following:
    • Only scan active plugins and themes.
    • Scan all plugins and themes.

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  8. Click the Scan Site button, and allow time for the operation to run.

     Note: The length of time required is based on the number of plugins and themes that are being scanned.

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  9. Once the scan is complete, you can review the Scan Results.

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  10. You also have the option to click Download Report, if you'd like to save your results.

Please be aware there are some limitations and caveats for this plugin that may impact certain WordPress sites. The developer's site has additional details, as well as an FAQ for the plugin.

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