Does SiteHealth Say You Should Increase your PHP Version and You thought You Had?

The WordPress back end now has a setting in Tools that shows ‘Site Health’. It tells you about any issues.

It may say you have a critical issue and should increase your PHP version to the latest version. And you thought you had because PHP version says you have 7.3 (the latest at the time of writing).

Do you have MultiPHP Manager?

Multiphp Manager was introduced by the Cpanel team with Easy Apache 4. Multiphp manager allows you to select the server default and the PHP version on a per-domain basis.

So in fact, you could have PHP 7.3 set as the server’s default PHP version but that may not be the version set for your individual domains.

To change the PHP version for the individual domains, go into cPanel and then Multiphp Manager.

Once you are in there, search for the domains and Choose the PHP version to 7.3 from the drop-down menu, and click on Apply.

Gutenberg Visual Editor Disabled?

When I went to edit a post on one of my sites that I had not visited for a while, I saw the back-end code that powers Gutenberg rather than the visual editor.

After reading about the issue on the WordPress forums, I went to my user profile and at the top under Personal Options, the box next to ‘Disable the visual editor when writing’ was ticked. I unticked it and everything in the back end went back to the normal Gutenberg appearance.

So the solution was easy, but I do not recall checking that box in my profile – but who knows.

Just in case, I deactivated and deleted the Limit Logins plugin and installed and activated WordFence and ran a scan and the site is clean.

Customise Your Woo Email Content

WooCommerce just released version 3.7, which is what they describe as a minor update. One thing you can now do is change the wording of emails from the Email Settings for each type of email without the need to override templates.

Up to now, the only way to do that would be to change the templates or use a plugin. I used a plugin and now I don’t need to use it any more. That’s good – another plugin I can remove and lighten the load on the system.

The thing is, and that’s the point of this post – is that it’s a dicey world for ‘add-on’ providers. The email customiser is now redundant, overtaken by the main application designers.

I see the same thing with Things, the reminders application for Mac. Now the native Reminders application is getting more fully featured, it’s eating into the potential customer base for Things.

This kind of thing must be being replicated in many scenarios.