Display PHP Version

Description

Very lightweight and simple plugin that displays the currently installed PHP version in the “At a Glance” admin dashboard widget.

In the latest plugin version you can also view the current MySQL version when hovering over the PHP version text. We chose to implement it this way as you may not need to know the MySQL version as often as the PHP version, and it just adds unnecessary visual noise.

Just hover over the PHP version label to display the installed MySQL version.

Also, on some Windows based servers the returned MySQL version can be displayed with a 5.5.5- prefix which can be a little annoying, so this is removed for convenience.

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Screenshots

  • Display the currently installed PHP version in the "At a Glance" admin dashboard widget.
  • Hover over the PHP version text to display the current MySQL version too!

Installation

Instructions for installing the Display PHP Version Plugin.

  1. In your WordPress admin go to Plugins -> Add New.
  2. Enter “Display PHP Version” in the text box and click Search Plugins.
  3. In the list of Plugins click Install Now next to the Display PHP Version Plugin.
  4. Once installed click to activate.
  5. Go to your WordPress dashboard page and look next to your WordPress version to see what PHP version is running.

Reviews

22 Meán an tSamhraidh, 2021
In the section AT A GLANCE on the WP Dashboard, it shows PHP version and SQL version on hover: Server running PHP version: 8.0.3. MySQL version: 5.7.33 Would be nice if it could warning us to UPGRADE PHP version when necessary
4 Meán an tSamhraidh, 2021
There isn't much to this plugin, but it does exactly what it promises in a clean and simple way that doesn't require any hunting.
8 Bealtaine, 2021
A very simple but vital plugin that provides much needed valuable information. This feature should be standard in WordPress and not have to be addressed by an add-on, as easily identifying your PHP and SQL version can be crucial to solving system conflicts.
7 Bealtaine, 2021
This plugin has lasted a long time thanks to how simple it is. Given, the latest update the dev has done, it may now have a 5% (vs 1%) chance of ever having a part of it face some kind of deprecation edit later on. It is simple, and it doesn't tax the resources of your WP install any. It is quite possibly one of the most default go-to items as it is so very useful to have your current PHP version available to your eyes on the back-end anytime you need it. The new update is nice, allowing for MySQL version to display on hover. Glad to see that it has been updated and pushes on.
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Contributors & Developers

“Display PHP Version” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.7 – May 7, 2021

  • Fixed minor caching issue preventing PHP version displaying straight away (unless you did a hard browser refresh) when upgrading plugin from v1.5 to v1.6. This is fixed in v1.7.

1.6 – May 7, 2021

  • Tested plugin for WordPress 5.7.1.
  • Added donate link.
  • Plugin now also displays MySQL version too when hovering over the PHP version text.

1.5 – April 26, 2019

  • Tested plugin for WordPress 5.1.

1.4 update

  • Plugin meta information, and a link, updated.

1.3 update

  • Minor update for WordPress 4.7 compatibility, and some formatting changes.

1.2 update

  • Added more reliable way to output PHP version number.

1.1 update

  • Updated for WordPress 3.9.1.

1.0 update

  • Initial uploaded version!