WordPress 3.2, scheduled for release in Spring 2011, will be the first WordPress release that drops PHP 4 support. The planned minimum supported version for the WordPress 3.2 release is PHP 5.2.
What does this mean for you?
If your server/hosting company is not running at least version 5.2 of PHP, things will go kaflooey (a technical term) when you attempt to install or upgrade to WordPress 3.2.
Our friends at iThemes to the rescue…again.
They have developed a quick and easy tool to help you discover whether the server your site is running on is ready for WordPress 3.2. It does this by looking at the information returned by your server. If your server doesn’t identify the PHP version being run, instructions for an alternate method will be provided.
Test your PHP version with the iThemes tool.
If you are using Hostgator, the hosting company I recommend, you are probably all set with the correct version of PHP, but it is still a good idea to check just to make sure.
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