You must upgrade to PHP 7.1 or higher prior to Dec 31, 2018.
And it’s best to go to the highest level.
But, if PHP 7.2 is the highest, you may run into errors and issues with it.
In this quick MaAnna Minute video, I show you how to fix most all of those errors.
Transcript below the video.
NOTE: If you do have PHP 7.3 available, use that.
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As of Dec 31, 2018, you must upgrade to at least PHP 7.1 on your hosting to keep your website secure, as support is being dropped for lower PHP versions.
You may want to go up to the latest PHP version available at your host, but some don’t offer PHP 7.3 yet, and 7.2 is the highest level available.
However, I’ve heard several reports of issues with plugins and other site functions using 7.2. Today, I’ll show you a fix that will take care of most all of them.
In this quick tutorial, you’ll see how to make a slight change to your PHP configuration at your host via cPanel.
I’m using A2 Hosting on a shared host account in this example.
Not all hosts will make these settings available, and your cPanel may look differently than the one shown, especially if you are using a WHM or VPS account.
Also, making incorrect changes to your PHP settings could make your site unavailable.
If you don’t feel comfortable making these changes, or your host does not make the settings available for you, be sure to put in a support ticket with them.
No support is offered from BlogAid for these changes, as everyone has different hosts and plugins.
Site tech changes all the time. This tutorial was made in Dec 2018. Be sure to check the description above or below the video to see if there is an updated version available.
Okay, let’s dive in.
Log into your hosting cPanel.
Type PHP into the search box.
Select your PHP version manager.
You will see your current PHP version.
Set it to 7.2, if that is the highest available.
Click the Set as current button.
Then scroll to the bottom and click the Save button.
Leave this window open.
Then open a new tab or window and log into your site.
Ensure all functionality works.
Examples of site functions include:
- making a new page and trying to save it as a draft or publishing.
- Also try leaving a comment or reply to a comment on one of your posts.
- And try to subscribe on your email list optin.
If you see errors with plugins or other functions listed at the top of your site, or if any of your site functions don’t work properly, return to your cPanel.
Scroll down and find these two settings for:
Ensure both of them are checked.
Then click the Save button.
Return to your site and refresh the tab or window.
Ensure all of your site functions work.
Next, purge all cache everywhere, including your local caching plugin and Cloudflare.
See this tutorial on How to Delete Cache Everywhere https://blogaid.net/how-to-delete-cache-everywhere/ if you need help.
Then use an incognito window to fully check your site again.
Be sure to check it 10 hours later, or the next day again too, as it can take that long for deeply cached elements to fully clear.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick tutorial on how to fix issues with PHP 7.2.
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