Many popular website platforms use PHP for rendering their content. It’s common for these sites to have automatic update tools to ensure that they work with the latest PHP version; however, sometimes, a theme or plugin for these services may prevent them from updating or may not work with a newer version of PHP.
If you are able to test and identify that your sites do not work with a newer version of PHP, you have a number of options.
- Attempt to Update Your Website
Many platforms, such as WordPress, can be updated to versions that are compatible with the most up-to-date versions of PHP. The first step may be as simple as attempting to update your website from the dashboard. Please remember to take a backup before making any changes so that the site can be restored to its previous state if it experiences any issues while upgrading.
- Contact a Developer
Either your web developer or you can contact our web maintenance services at WPjolly our developers would be willing and able to assist you with updating your website to be compliant with a modern secure version of PHP.
- Design a New Site
Another valid option is to design a new site, using the opportunity to provide your visitors with a fresh experience that uses a modern PHP version.