Site Health Chat Summary: July 8th

Author: WordPress.org

Date: July 10, 2019 

Category: Make WordPress Core

PHP Version – soft bump

Note: The soft bump is the term referring to the PHP upgrade notice widget shown in the dashboard, and not the minimum requirement to use WordPress.

The discussion on what version to start recommending users upgrade to is going on in the comments at https://make.wordpress.org/hosting/2019/07/01/what-should-the-next-php-version-recommendation-be/, but we also covered them a bit during the Hosting meeting this week.

Currently it seems the best approach would be to recommend updating to PHP 7.1 (skipping 7.0 as it’s technically not maintained any more), but we’ll leave the conversation going out the week, then make a decision on


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