Get Analysis on the State of PHP Support Within Popular Content Management Systems

Leading content management systems (CMSs) like Drupal and WordPress rely on PHP in similar, but differing ways – and, by extension, so do their respective ecosystems. However, there are signs that  Drupal and WordPress (for a variety of reasons) are struggling to keep pace with the constant march of the PHP community support lifecycle. 

Unfortunately, these upstream ripples are causing waves in their downstream ecosystems – with maintainers of plugins, extensions, themes, and modules lagging even further behind their respective CMSs. The worst part is, these issues are causing real headaches for teams deploying mission-critical applications on Drupal and WordPress.

So how can teams keep their apps secure despite these challenges?

About the Presentation 

Join Zend Senior Product Manager Matthew Weier O’Phinney and OpenLogic Senior Solutions Engineer Sean Goodner, as they dive in on the state of PHP support within Drupal and WordPress, including discussions on:

  • How Drupal and WordPress ingest PHP
  • The current state of PHP support within Drupal and WordPress
  • The impact of Drupal and WordPress PHP support lag on their respective ecosystems
  • How companies can keep their mission-critical web apps supported despite these challenges
  • And more

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Additional Resources

Matthew Weier O'Phinney Headshot

Matthew Weier O’Phinney

Zend Product Manager, Zend by Perforce

Matthew began developing on Zend Framework (ZF) before its first public release, and led the project for Zend from 2009 through 2019. He is a founding member of the PHP Framework Interop Group (PHP-FIG), which creates and promotes standards for the PHP ecosystem — and is serving his second elected term on the PHP-FIG Core Committee.


Sean Goodner

Senior Solutions Engineer, Perforce Software

Sean Goodner is a highly experienced Senior Solutions Engineer who has worked with open-source technologies in the Linux, Automation, Container, and DevOps tooling space for over 20 years. He has helped many large enterprises achieve success at scale with open-source software. Sean is committed to applying his knowledge to help businesses navigate and integrate the next generation of open-source tools.