Upgrading WordPress from php5.6 to php 7

Paul Barrett
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Upgrading WordPress from php5.6 to php 7

Post by Paul Barrett »

Hi Steve,

How do you do this please?

It can't be as simple as changing the Web Station Virtual Host setting, can it?
Steve
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Re: Upgrading WordPress from php5.6 to php 7

Post by Steve »

Yes it is that simple, depending on the version of WordPress you are using. The Synology version requires php 5.6 and I gave up trying to get it to work. I do not use the Synology version because security updates lag behind, sometimes for months.

If you install the WordPress.com version, set the virtual host to use php 7.0 which is fairly easy.
Paul Barrett
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Re: Upgrading WordPress from php5.6 to php 7

Post by Paul Barrett »

Great. I'll do a backup first, just in case.

My WP installs are all WordPress.org 4.9.8. Syno WP is STILL on 4.9.7 !!