New requirement for WooCommerce 6.5: PHP 7.2+

It’s been a while since WooCommerce bumped the minimum PHP version of WooCommerce to 7.0, and the WooCommerce team believes that now is about time for a new bump. Starting with version 6.5, scheduled for release in May 2022, WooCommerce will require PHP 7.2 or newer to work. Why this change? The PHP ecosystem is evolving rapidly. At the time of writing this, the only actively maintained...
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If your website relies on PHP 5, it’s time to get ready for PHP 7

PHP, the Open Source scripting language, is used by nearly 80 percent of the world's websites. According to W3Techs, around 61 percent of all websites on the internet still use PHP 5, a version of PHP that was first released fourteen years ago. Now is the time to give PHP 5 some attention. In less than two months, on December 31st, security support for PHP 5 will officially cease. (Note: Some...
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Upgrade today! Critical vulnerability in PHPMailer. Affects WordPress, Drupal websites

On the 25th of December 2016, a security researcher disclosed a critical remote code execution flaw within a popular programme used to send emails from websites and web applications. The PHPMailer library is used by more than 9 million websites worldwide and is bundled with popular content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal. At worst this is a flaw that could be used to run...
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