If you use plugins, themes or scripts on your site that rely on outdated PHP code and you upgrade to a newer version of PHP, the changes from the upgrade would cause old code on your site to be incompatible and break.
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So why both upgrading when everything seems to be running fine?
Here are some of the most common reasons why you should update the version of PHP on your server: These are all valid reasons, but before you go ahead and update PHP, there are drawbacks to upgrading that you should carefully consider and plan for.
It is very important that you update as soon as possible to 4.8.2. If you're a Wordfence Premium user, you can contact Premium support by logging in to your account and clicking "support" from any page; if you're a free user, please make a new post here.
To update manually now you can sign into your Word Press site, mouse over the Dashboard on the top left and click ‘Updates’ and complete the update process. September 20, 2017 at am • Reply Thanks guys for your continued efforts in Word Press security. Either way, we'll get on our support staff on it as soon as humanly possible. September 28, 2017 at am • Reply Hi guys, can I hav your advise on the Word Press version because I had a bit confuse.
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We're spaced out over the globe so we can provide 24/7 support for all your Word Press needs. TRY 24/7 SUPPORT FREE LEARN MORE Once you have tested your Word Press site for compatibility, you can change the version of PHP you’re using via SSH or c Panel.
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