Will wordpress stop working in 2038 (3 posts)

  1. MattParkins
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ignoring individual plugins, will wordpress fallover in 2038?

  2. Clayton James
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Will wordpress stop working in 2038

    Seems unlikely. Some research suggestions: 2038 32 bit limitations

  3. catacaustic
    very awesome
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress isn't the issue (mostly), it's the computers that are running WordPress. While it's possible that the servers will fall over if they aren't updated, it's hard to believe that it will be a big deal seeing as how we've got around 35 years to fix it now.

    The issue is from limitations from a 32-bit integer representing Unix date-time, but as 64-bit computing is gaining popularity now, I don't think that anything will be 32-bit by the time we have to worry about that.

    And just remember one thing. If WordPress installations fail because of this, every other system that works on Unix date-time will also fall over.

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