Join Jen Kramer for an in-depth discussion in this video Update PHP in MAMP, part of Installing and Running Joomla! 3: Local and Web-Hosted Sites.
- Hello, Mac people running MAMP!…If you have opened up your copy of Joomla!,…3.8.6 for example,…and you open it up inside of your web browser,…you may notice an error message that occurs…as soon as you log in, indicating that you're…running an old version of PHP.…PHP is just like any other software.…It evolves and grows.…Some of the previous versions reached its end of life…and are no longer supported,…which lead to security problems.…If there are security problems,…that means that you are open to hackers.…
Joomla! loves you and wants you to be sure…that you're running the lastest version of PHP,…such that you are not vulnerable to hacking,…and so it indicates this error up here on the top.…Joomla! will indeed continue to run…with your current version of PHP,…but you are more vulnerable to hacking over time.…So if you see this error, and you'd like to fix it,…I'm gonna show you how to do that right now.…So what you're gonna wanna do…is come back over here to your MAMP window.…
Make sure MAMP is open.…Under MAMP, Preferences,…
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 05/30/2018. What changed?
A: Joomla no longer supports PHP 5.6 and lower and will issue an error message if it detects an outdated version on your host server. We added three videos that show how to resolve the error message, by updating PHP in your MAMP or WAMP stack.