PHP is an important part of your WordPress website. Today I’ll cover what exactly PHP is, how to check what version of PHP you’re running and how to update PHP (if needed).
I recently finished reading Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman. (Reading the book and writing this post were two tasks on my 12 Week Year for Q1 2021.) Traction came recommended to me by several colleagues whose recommendations I value highly, so I wanted to check it out for myself.
If you have a WordPress site, you need a plan for updates (both content updates and software updates, but the latter is the topic of today’s post). Keeping your WordPress site updated is really important from a security perspective — older versions of plugins, themes and WordPress can be vulnerable to attacks. You’ll also find that if you skip too many updates, it will be more difficult to catch up without breaking something. It’s not all dim and grim though — new versions often mean new features — especially those that you might want to take advantage of.