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Remove Unnecessary PHP Composer Polyfills

Remove Unnecessary PHP Composer Polyfills

How to prevent composer from installing polyfills when you already fulfill the requirements.
Hierarchy of PHP exceptions

Hierarchy of PHP exceptions

An overlook of PHP core Exceptions including a chart on how PHP core exception classes are inherited.
WordPress Security Advisories

WordPress Security Advisories

A composer meta-package to prevent installing WordPress core, packages, and themes with known vulnerabilities.
Fix PHP 7.4 + MySQL 8 errors with `server has gone away`

Fix PHP 7.4 + MySQL 8 errors with `server has gone away`

Quick write-up to help with `server has gone away` issues with PHP 7.4 when used with MySQL 8.

PHP Versions and Changes

Release Date2020-12-03
Version StatusFuture Release

The future major PHP version with Union Types, JIT, and other improvements in a leaner package while it drops a lot of deprecated functionality.

Release Date2019-11-28
Version StatusSupported (Latest)

Latest and greatest PHP version with typed properties, short array syntax, and more.

Release Date2018-12-06
Version StatusSupported

Heredoc/nowdoc syntax improvements and a bunch of legacy code deprecations.

Release Date2017-11-30
Version StatusSecurity-Fixes Only

Argon2 password hashing support, class constant visibility, object type, and many more.

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