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PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by MacRicky_1954 » Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:35 am

Joomla advises to upgrade to PHP 8.0 as from Dec 2021 the older PHP versions will not be supported any more. I upgraded the online version successfully and made a successful backup with Akeeba. I use the latest version of Joomla; being 3.9.27

I need to make a new ‘offline’ installation using a WampServer for Windows 10 21H1 (latest version wampserver3.2.3_x64.exe). It looks as this does not support PHP 8.0.
How to proceed and is it safe to install this with and older PHP-version with respect to my backups?

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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by toivo » Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:07 pm

Download PHP 8.0.8 from the following Wampserver repository: https://wampserver.aviatechno.net.
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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by MacRicky_1954 » Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:28 pm

Thank you Toivo! I give it a try in the next days !

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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by MacRicky_1954 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:41 am

ImageDownloading the latest PHP 8.0.8 version from WampServer website is no problem you need WampServer version 3.2.5 or more whilst the latest version available from their website is version wampserver3.2.3_x64.
I'm not allowed or don't find any way to update this version.

Help is much appreciated.... or is it safe to downgrade the online Joomla version?

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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by AMurray » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:52 am

Do you mean downgrade Joomla or PHP? I wouldn't do the former, but yes, you can run your site on PHP 7.4 (e.g. 7.4.20 or 7.4.21) - available on the Wampserver downloads site under the "Addons" section. PHP 7.4 is actively supported until approx November 2022 with extended (security fixes only) support until November 2023.

It's PHP 7.3.x that is ending support in November 2021.[/i]

(Reference: https://www.php.net/supported-versions.php)

It might be difficult to spot but just below the Download links for v 3.2.23, there is another link on https://wampserver.aviatechno.net/ for "update 3.2.25".
wamp_update.png
Wampserver Downloads wrote:Updates only "Wampmanager", does not add any Apache PHP, MySQL or MariaDB versions. It is a cumulative update. It is not necessary to apply the old updates 3.0.1 to 3.2.4 before applying 3.2.5. There will be no changes to your Apache, PHP, MySQL, MariaDB settings and versions used; your local sites and databases will not be affected. This update is necessary to install the latest Apache, PHP, MySQL or MariaDB addons.
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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by MacRicky_1954 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:12 pm

Thank you so much !
It's well hidden...

I followed the instructions and made an updated Wampserver installation!
Now... upo to install Joomla and restoring the online version.... :--)

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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by MacRicky_1954 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:34 am

Just a short message to inform that all works fine (online and local) with all updated features. I only had problems with Internet Explorer with KickStart. Chrome solved this problem.
Thanks to everybody for the assistance!

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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by JAVesey » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:20 pm

MacRicky_1954 wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:34 am
...I only had problems with Internet Explorer...
Do people still use/test with this?

Glad you're sorted :)
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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by leolam » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:54 pm

Internet Explorer?
:eek: :'( Prehistoric ...Seriously Not even supported by Microsoft?

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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by AMurray » Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:37 am

does Edge have the same trouble as IE (just to confirm it's IE and not Edge...)
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Re: PHP issue with local Joomla installation using WampServer

Post by leolam » Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:18 pm

@Andy, this was from a post 1 month ago

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