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  • martinargimon


    HI There
    Will you be able to please assist me in updating my PHP file in my ‘Local’ veriosn of WordPress installed in my Laptop , PLease ?
    Is quite confusing for me.
    Thanking you in advance
    Kind regards. Martin

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  • How did you end up having PHP on your local machine? πŸ˜€

    Did you install the PHP software manually? Or did it come bundled with some local “server” software stack? Is it “Local” by FlyWheel (from

    Thread Starter martinargimon


    I thought PHP is ‘built-in’ in WordPress and hence not matter where I have it installed I need to update it?. Isn;t this correct ?
    KIndly let me know

    Moderator Yui



    WordPress does not come with PHP, it does run on PHP and some more dependencies:

    you can find more answers to your questions here

    Get a faster, more secure website: update your PHP today

    To upgrade your local computer PHP – refer to your local web stack software documentation, or go to their site, check the docs and grab new version

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