57% of WordPress sites become less secure ☠️ in December 2018 due to old PHP version, and how to Upgrade PHP.

As you can see in the below image, 57% of WordPress sites run on PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.


Security updates are ending soon of the following PHP versions

 PHP 5.6 is ending on December 31, 2018
 PHP 7.0 is ending on December 3, 2018

✔️ How to Upgrade PHP From 5.6/7.0 to Latest Version

Step 1 – Backup Your Site

It is important to back up your WordPress site. The easiest way to do this is with the UpDraftPlus plugin or All in One Migration.

Step 2 – Check Plugin Compatibility

Make sure all of your plugins have been updated to their latest version and can support the latest PHP version.

Step 3 – Upgrade PHP Version

Log in to your web hosting control panel, find the PHP section and upgrade the PHP version for your website. If this is to difficult then contact your web hosting support for help.

Or watch this video to do in 5 minutes


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