Joomla! 3.5 will support PHP 7 starting early 2016


The most recent Joomla! version – Joomla! 3.4 – does not support PHP 7. Support for PHP 7 will be added in Joomla! 3.5 in early 2016. Joomla! users will be able to test the improvements in PHP 7 with their websites in February 2016, if all goes as planned.

More info: The introduction of type hints and the now-reserved words “int”, “string” and “float” is currently causing problems for certain CMSs. For instance, version 3.4 of Joomla! is not compatible with PHP 7 because the type designation “string” is used in a manner that is not permitted in PHP 7. The Joomla! community has since corrected this usage and will publish a compatible version, Joomla! 3.5, at the beginning of 2016.

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2 thoughts on “Joomla! 3.5 will support PHP 7 starting early 2016

  1. Hi,
    I found that in Joomla Joomla 3.6.2 and php 7 I could not create any new articles any more, just a white page, source code reads 1, no errors?

    What can I do please?

    Kind regards

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Hans Peter,

      First I would check the quota of your database. It is possible it may have been exceeded. If this is not the case, you should look into the debug mode of Joomla to the extended error messages (they are mostly hidden by default by the server).

      If you are able to successfully use Joomla by changing your PHP version to 5.6, than it is most likely one of your plugins isn’t compatible with PHP 7 yet.

      Michael, 1&1

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