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PHP 7.3 has gone into protective custody, it is only receiving security updates but is otherwise no no longer in development. It's time to update to at least PHP 7.4 for your Joomla sites.




  • The video discusses updating the PHP version of a Joomla website to at least PHP 7.4 due to PHP 7.3 only receiving security updates.
    - Hosted by Tim Davis, a Joomla enthusiast, on the "Basic Joomla Tutorials" YouTube channel.
    - Sponsored by, offering a free site audit and website management services.
    - PHP 7.3 is no longer in development and only receives security updates after December 6, 2020.
    - Switching to PHP 7.4 is recommended for up-to-date features and security improvements.
    - Demonstrates how to update PHP version using cPanel's "Multi-PHP Manager" (or similar tools depending on hosting).
    - Walks through changing PHP version from 7.3 to 7.4 for a Joomla website.
    - Emphasizes checking extension compatibility with the new PHP version and enabling error reporting.
    - Advises making backups before making changes to the website.
    - Discusses potential future plans, including a "Joomla Jenga" game and upcoming live streams.
    - Shows before and after pictures of a repaired fence.
    - Mentions the lack of snow in Victoria, British Columbia, and a bit about the local climate.
    - Engages with viewer comments about snow in different regions of Norway.

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