Ending the support of PHP 5.5

Rami Yushuvaev 0 Comments

Next week, on July 10th, the support of PHP 5.5 will end, this means that next week 80% of all the active WordPress websites will use unsupported PHP versions.

Unsupported PHP versions in use

Currently, Over 60% of all active WordPress installs in the world are using unsupported PHP versions (5.2 – 5.4). Next week, when the support of PHP 5.5 will end, over 80% of all active WordPress installs will use unsupported PHP version. Scary numbers.

Unsupported MySQL versions in use

As for MySQL, currently MySQL 5.0 is used by 4.4% of all active WordPress installs and MySQL 5.1 is used by 10.7%. Meaning that over 15% of the active WordPress sites are using unsupported MySQL versions.

Rami Yushuvaev

I'm an entrepreneur, a web developer and a blogger. I’ve contributed code to each and every WordPress release since version 2.8. I am the Hebrew GTE since WordPress 3.3, responsible for the translation and the release of WordPress Hebrew version. And a core contributor for WordPress 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, 5.2 and 5.3. I am also the founder of GenerateWP.com and several other WordPress related projects. But mainly I work with Israeli startups, providing WordPress Plugin development services.

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