The WordPress Core team has been waiting for the release of PHP7 for the last few months, and we’ve finally got a release date! For six months each commit was tested against PHP7 and thoroughly edited, and now we can confirm that on November 12th, the latest PHP version will be officially released.
With the release of PHP7 WordPress users can look forward to many improvements. Tests suggest a two to threefold increase in speed against PHP versions 5 and 6. During the test phase, the WP team became aware of several errors and bugs, which have all been resolved ahead of this release.
In line with the release date, WordPress will fully support PHP7 from November 12th onwards…so all that’s left to do is count down the days and wait!