A plea for plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions” (hear! hear!), Jeff Chandler writes on WP Tavern. Iain Poulson has published a thoughtful request on the Delicious Brains blog asking WordPress plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions. He covers some of the benefits of developing with newer versions of PHP, what Delicious Brains is doing with its plugins, and using the Requires Minimum PHP Version header in readme.txt.
Its main goal is to reduce the number of WordPress installs running on unsupported PHP versions through education, awareness, and tools to help users update their site’s PHP versions.
Read more at WP Tavern.
Please tell me in the comments, do you develop WordPress plugins for specific PHP versions? Do you keep up with PHP changes? What do you think of this idea?