[wp-hackers] WordPress 3.1 Requirements
eric at eam.me
Thu Dec 16 15:54:54 UTC 2010
I mentioned in a few times back in WP 2.8 and when 3.0 first came out, and
"some features won't work with PHP 4" was the repeated response I got.
After hearing that repeatedly, I assumed it wasn't a bug and never reported
it to Trac.
The fact that certain hosts' update issues with PHP4 was actually documented
in the Codex (
also made me somewhat hesitant. So ... is this a bug? Or a host-specific
issue over which WordPress has no control?
On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 7:46 AM, Peter Westwood
<peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk>wrote:
> On 16 Dec 2010, at 15:44, Eric Mann wrote:
> > PHP 4.3+ is a requirement for WordPress to operate, but some features
> > still be incompatible with those versions of PHP. I can confirm that
> > automatic updates fail for PHP < 5 on at least GoDaddy, 1and1 and
> > MediaTemple. However, WordPress still works just fine and you can still
> > perform a manual (FTP) update.
> > At the same time, it is possible in almost all cases to upgrade your
> > from PHP4 to PHP5.
> > - Godaddy:
> > - 1and1: http://faq.1and1.com/scripting_languages_supported/php/5.html
> > - MediaTemple:
> > PHP4 compatibility has been maintained for so long with WordPress for
> > who aren't able to upgrade their PHP installation, either because they
> > know how or because their hosts don't allow it. With just about any
> > mainstream web host, though, it's possible to upgrade almost
> > by selecting a toggle somewhere, changing your .htaccess file, or adding
> > line to php.ini. In any case, the upgrade to PHP5 takes less time than
> > automatic update does in WordPress - if you can, do it.
> > But the actual system requirements for a new installation of WordPress
> > the same: PHP 4.3 and MySQL 4.1.2.
> If automatic upgrades don't work on PHP 4.3 that sounds like a bug to me.
> I take it you reported this in trac?
> Peter Westwood
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