PHP 8.0 goes end of life on the 26 November 2023. Known security flaws will no longer be fixed and sites are exposed to significant security vulnerabilities.
It is important to update them to a newer version. We would recommend updating to either:
- 8.1 supported until 25 November 2024
- 8.2 supported until 08 December 2025
You may need to get your developers to update code, check plug-ins and app versions for supportability:
WordPress is still only showing “beta support” for anything PHP 8.0 or above, as WordPress say:
WordPress is not fully compatible with PHP 8.0 or 8.1. All remaining known PHP 8.1 issues are deprecation notices.
Please note, a deprecation notice is not an error, but rather an indicator of where additional work is needed for compatibility before PHP 9 (i.e. when the notices become fatal errors). With a deprecation notice, the PHP code will continue to work and nothing is broken.
At the time of writing PHP 8.2 for wordpress was still waiting on the dev notes.
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