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Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#57109 assigned defect (bug)

WP 6.1.1 > PHP 8.0/8.1/8.2 Dev Note is missing

Reported by: mdxfr's profile mdxfr Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 6.1
Component: General Keywords: needs-dev-note php82 close
Focuses: docs Cc:



Just add a post in the core make dev blog to clarify what PHP version WP 6.1 is compatible with, and link it to the handbook page.
Because PHP 7.4 is reaching EOL by 28 Nov 2022, some could get in a hurry in a few days... to find if WP runs ok against PHP 8.0/8.1/8.2

i ping desrosj because the 6.1.1 release date is very soon :-)

Change History (5)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by mdxfr. View the logs.

17 months ago

#2 @jrf
17 months ago

A dev note is in the works and is planned to be published around the same time as the general release of PHP 8.2.

#3 @hellofromTonya
17 months ago

  • Focuses docs added
  • Keywords needs-dev-note php82 added

Hello @mdxfr,

Welcome to WordPress Core Trac! Thank you for opening this ticket.

The plan is to publish a generic WP PHP dev note when PHP 8.2 is released. When? Currently, the 8.2 release date was rescheduled to December 8th.

Please note, the handbook was updated when WP 6.1.0 released. It shows compatibility for each PHP version.

#4 @mdxfr
17 months ago

the question is more when the beta status will be raised for 8.0/8.1, since from 28th november those will be the only PHP versions with no EOL ;-)
Just to clarify to novices that WP is running well with 8.0/8.1, with only warnings.
and call the third parts (plugins/themes) to confirm 8.0+ compat.

#5 @desrosj
14 months ago

  • Keywords close added
  • Owner desrosj deleted

Removing myself as owner as it's not something I'm working on (or had any part in so far).

The compatibility page in the handbook has been updated, so not sure if this really needs to be left open. We don't typically track posts through Trac tickets unless there are also underlying changesets required on the ticket.

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