How to Update your PHP for WordPress

  1. Backup your website: Before making any updates to your website, it is important to create a backup of your entire website, including the database and files. This will ensure that you can restore your website to its previous state if something goes wrong during the update process.
  2. Check your current PHP version: To check which version of PHP you are currently running on your website, you can use a plugin such as “Display PHP Version” or check your hosting account for the version information.
  3. Update your PHP version: To update your PHP version, you will need to access your website’s control panel or cPanel. From there, you can navigate to the “Software” or “PHP” section and select the latest version of PHP.
  4. Test your website: After updating your PHP version, it is important to test your website to make sure that everything is working correctly. This includes checking that all of your website’s features and functionality are working as expected.
  5. Monitor your website: Keep an eye on your website after updating to the latest version of PHP. If you notice any errors or issues, contact your hosting provider or developer for assistance.
  6. Update all plugins and themes: As updating PHP can cause issues with some plugins and themes, make sure you update all the plugins and themes that you are using on your website after updating the PHP version.
  7. Done: You have successfully updated PHP in your WordPress website to the latest version.

Please note that the instructions may vary depending on your hosting provider, so you should check the specific documentation for your hosting provider for more detailed instructions.