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Toolkit Plesk Premium Email Plesk Email Security Feature Packs Business & Collaboration WordPress Pack Hosting Pack Power Pack Language Pack Featured Extension Extension Pricing Extensions Help center More Careers Events Webinars Plesk University Blog Plesk Partner Program Contact Us FREE TRIAL The Plesk WordPress Toolkit 5.3 is Now Available By Andrey Kugaevskiy February 15, 2021 Plesk news and announcements, Product and technology 4 Minutes The first WordPress Toolkit release of 2021 is now publicly available — please welcome WordPress Toolkit v5.3 This release is focused on fixing issues reported by customers, improving performance, and making sure we can properly handle working with both outdated PHP versions and the latest PHP 8. Read on to learn what’s new: Updated wp-cli & PHP 8 Support PHP 8 was released two months ago, and already many of you trying to use it for hosting WordPress sites. So, to support this release, we needed to explore the outdated wp-cli component used for managing many aspects of WordPress sites. In v5.3 of the WordPress Toolkit, the team has updated from the previously used (and quite outdated) version 1.4.0 to the latest available version 2.4.1, which finally allows WordPress Toolkit to manage sites working on PHP 8. Note that PHP 8 support in this version is still kind of experimental (or “beta”, if you wish), so customers are advised to be more vigilant than usual when using PHP 8. As soon as team announces full and proper PHP 8 support, we’ll immediately work on including the corresponding update in WordPress Toolkit. Identifying Outdated and Unsupported Sites Updating wp-cli resulted in certain unfortunate consequences: WordPress Toolkit now cannot manage sites working on PHP 5.2 (End of Life on 6 Jan 2011, 10 years ago) and PHP 5.3 (End of Life on 14 Aug 2014, 6 and a half years ago). 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