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Preparing WordPress application code for the PHP 8 upgrade

All WordPress environments on the VIP Platform will be running PHP 8.0 or above by Monday, the 15th of November 2022. Customers are encouraged to begin preparing their application code to be compatible with PHP 8.0 or above—and updating the PHP version running on their environments—as soon as possible.

Application code should be thoroughly tested on a non-production environment and all compatibility issues should be resolved before updating the PHP version on a production environment. Recommended methods for testing:

VIP has collected a list of known PHP 7.4 warnings that will become PHP fatal errors under PHP 8.0 and will negatively impact application performance if they are not addressed. Customers can review PHP warnings and errors in the Runtime Logs of their environments. For more details about incompatible changes between PHP versions, refer to the official PHP reference for  migrating from PHP 7.4.x to PHP 8.0.x.

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VIP uses the Zendesk ticketing system to provide support for technical issues, launch planning and other support needs. Tickets with relevant, detailed information about an issue help the Support team to fully understand the scope, nature, and context of a request, and to troubleshoot and investigate quickly and efficiently.

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