WordPress has now raised the minimum PHP requirement. This means that WordPress no longer officially supports PHP 5.5 or below.
See WordPress Core update here:
|Issue:||On 3/20/2019 WordPress officially ended support for PHP 5.2 through 5.5.|
|Who is Impacted?||All WordPress users running PHP 5.5 or below.|
|What should I Do?||We are strongly encouraging all WordPress users to upgrade to the highest PHP version available in their cPanel.|
Before making critical upgrades it’s best to test out a new PHP version in your development environment or ask your developer (if you have one).
If you have any trouble upgrading your PHP, feel free to free to reach out to our Live Support team anytime.