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PHP 5.6 Check: Add notice and restrict future updates #2502

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commented Mar 25, 2019

This adds a notice for installs using Sensei with older versions of PHP (less than 5.6). In addition to adding the top admin notice on plugin and dashboard page, this also adds a small notice next to Sensei and official extensions on the plugin list. Updates are blocked through WP admin (not including manual uploading) for versions of Sensei and official extensions that will require a PHP version bump. This should still allow for future security releases if necessary/possible.


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  • On instances with older versions of PHP, notice should appear at top of Plugins and Dashboard pages and next to the individual Sensei plugin + official extensions. PHP 5.6+ should not have notices.
  • With the below helpers, updates should not be shown on plugins page when using older versions of PHP.
  • On newer versions of PHP (5.6+), updates should still be offered when using below helpers.
  • Using WordPress 5.2 with older PHP should show standard update warning instead of notice with plugin meta. If you're using a pre-release, you may need to manually update $wp_version to be 5.2.0.

Helpers for Testing

(Note: Actual update won't work. Update zip packages are not included.)
Simulate updates to Sensei core:

Simulate updates to Senesi Content Drip:

To Do

  • Update documentation link that shows up in plugin list.
  • Update notification text. (@donnapep)
  • Post-merge: PR to remove this functionality for release 2.0 merge.

@jom jom force-pushed the add/php-5-6-warning branch 2 times, most recently from 3423842 to 259240c Mar 25, 2019

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@jom jom force-pushed the add/php-5-6-warning branch from 259240c to 99d21bf Mar 25, 2019

@jom jom added this to the 1.12.3 milestone Mar 25, 2019

@jom jom force-pushed the add/php-5-6-warning branch from 99d21bf to 3e76e11 Mar 25, 2019


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commented Mar 26, 2019

Let's use this for the notice:
1  Screen Shot 2019-03-25 at 6 47 42 PM

Changed text - "To ensure that you continue to receive updates for Sensei, please upgrade to a newer version of PHP. "

And this for the update notice:

Text - "Sensei 2.0 requires a newer version of PHP."

I'm not sure we need to link anywhere, as the notice pretty much says it all, but if you like we can link to

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@jom jom force-pushed the add/php-5-6-warning branch from 1d7cad2 to 28e5fe9 Mar 26, 2019

jom added some commits Mar 26, 2019

Remove WP 5.2 compat functionality
It won't work with less than PHP 5.6.30 anyway.
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Code looks good. I did some quick testing on a single-site installation, and it seems to work well.

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jom added some commits Mar 26, 2019

Bump priority for updater
Make it easier to test

@jom jom changed the base branch from master to version/1.12.x Mar 26, 2019

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Did some testing on multisite. Seems to work well! 👍

@jom jom merged commit 0ef55d6 into version/1.12.x Mar 26, 2019

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