weedgur79 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:01 am
Not sure if I need to update the PHP version? I also want to install wordpress in the same site, so had thought that may require the updated PHP?
Check the requirements needed for Wordpress and decide which has priority (phpBB or Wordpress)
In order to upgrade to phpBB3.3 the phpversion has to be sufficient for phpBB3.3, but NOT for 3.2.x since you only need the 3.2 database.
However, The user guide section Upgrade
clearly states some requirements concerning language, styles, extensions (before upgrading) so this has to be taken care on on the 3.2 version.
3.2 is not compatible with php 7.3, nor with php 7.4 so the getting the database ready for upgrading apart, has to be done before you switch to php 7.4.
I have no idea which versions of php Wordpress runs on, but I'm sure there are versions of WordPress which can run using the same php version in conjunction with phpBB.