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WordPress is largely used around the world for website development and content management. Being a prominent software in today’s time, people hopefully look at it for offering powerful security and optimization features. Sometimes these essentials are met by installing and activating a bunch of plugins, But do you know your website security is not only dependent on WordPress plugins but other factors as well? Read more on – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How To Update PHP For WordPress Websites (Explained In 4 Steps)


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How To Update PHP For
WordPress Websites (Explained In 4 Steps)
WordPress is largely used around the world for
website development and content management.
Being a prominent software in todays time,
people hopefully look at it for offering
powerful security and optimization features.
Sometimes these essentials are met by installing
and activating a bunch of plugins, But do you
know your website security is not only dependent
on WordPress plugins but other factors as well?
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To be specific, your PHP version has a lot to do
with the core protection of your WordPress
website from malicious actors. Now the very first
question you will come up with is what is PHP
and what it has to do with WordPress. To tell
you in short, it is a programming language in
which your WordPress software is thoroughly
written (more on this later). In this article,
well let you know a variety of things such as
what is PHP, why you should update it, which of
its versions your WordPress website is currently
running, and more importantly how can you switch
it to higher versions. But before I start the
discussion I want you to learn about a c
lient-winning web design Los Angeles company -
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promotion services on time and on
budget. Letting this rest, well now shift our
focus to the primary topic in this article -
what is PHP? What Is PHP And Why Should You
Update It? PHP is the short of Hypertext
Preprocessor, an open source scripting language
thats used for website development. Since your
WordPress website is the product of PHP, when
someone clicks on your web page, the code is
processed through your server and converted into
HTML to display on the screen of your visitors.
The best thing about PHP is that you dont
really need it to learn by heart unless you want
to create WordPress themes, plugins, or customize
your personal or professional site.
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  • There are various advantages of updating PHP for
    your WordPress website
  • Speed up your website
  • Secure your website
  • Makes your themes and plugins compatible
  • Now that you know what a PHP update can bring to
    you, you must find time to upgrade it to its
    latest version. In case you face certain
    technical issues that you are completely
    unfamiliar with, give us the chance to resolve it
    and pull your site to normal functioning. Just
    so you know, our W ordpress d eveloper experts
    team is building brand new impressive websites
    and fixing their technical and non-technical
    problems for over ten years now.
  • With this on halt, now lets see how to check the
    current version of PHP your WordPress website is
    using.
  • How To Check the PHP Version of Your WordPress
    Website?
  • A simple way to know this is head over Tools gt
    Site Health in your WordPress dashboard then hit
    the Info tab located at the top of the page.
  • Post that, go to Server dropdown and there you
    will find the actual version of PHP your site is
    relying on.
  • If your site is running on an outdated version of
    PHP, make sure it is updated to the newest
    version available.
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frank, our W ordpress website design company is
looking after more than 200 websites presently
and if yours get added next we will be happier to
serve you as well. Being done with the PHP
version check, lets switch attention to how to
update your PHP version. How To Update PHP of
Your WordPress Website? Well, youll have to do
it using the control panel of your hosting
account. We recommend you take a backup of your
WordPress website before doing it since that
will come in handy if something goes wrong
unexpectedly. Plus, it is also advised to test
your PHP update in a staging or local
environment before implementing it to the actual
site. This will save you from running into
compatibility issues for themes or plugins or any
unpredictable bugs or errors. Now lets get
started Step 1 - Create A Backup Before we go
any further, the first thing you need to do is
take and store a backup of your website
including its files and database both. Step 2 -
Build A Staging Site Next, you are required to
set up a platform for your site testing, no
matter if it is local or the staging environment
- check this with your web host. Now bring your
copied site in the testing environment so you can
nicely test the replica of your actual site.
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Once you have done that, update your PHP to the
latest version and start testing it for
compatibility issues with any of themes, plugins
or other software. Step 3 - Check The
Compatibility of Your Recently Upgraded PHP
Version In this step, you have to thoroughly
analyze your test site and ensure that
everything is working fine even after the PHP
updation. Some helpful tools readily available
at your disposal to do this are PHP Compatibility
Checker, Error Log Monitor, WP_DEBUG and a few
more. While testing your site if you come across
any issues, find out its solutions and then
rerun your website. In addition, you also need to
make sure you dont forget to make the same
changes on your actual site once you have
implemented it on your testing site. Step 4 -
Change PHP Variant In Your Control Panel After
you have completed the testing of the staging
site, it's time to actually update your PHP in
cPanel. In order to do this, you will have to log
into your cPanel and locate PHP Version
Manager. Then select the directory or website
whatever you want to update (depends on how your
control panel has been structured). When you
have finished it, you will be provided the option
to choose from different PHP versions you want
your WordPress website to have. Now select the
exact version of PHP for your site and then click
on the Save button. This will get you the most
recent PHP on your site and that
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will result in better performance and full
compatibility with your themes and
plugins. Check And Update The Version of Your
PHP I hope this blog would have made you clear
about why you need to update the PHP version of
your WordPress website and how to do it. If there
is anything running in your mind about the
discussed topic, feel free to ask us 24/7. Since
our Los Angeles web design company is in this
line for several years, we guarantee to provide
you perfect solutions for any issue you come
across while running your WordPress website. A
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