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How do I update PHP on my Mac?

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Wordpress just released its Wordpress 5.2 and wants me to update. But when I try to do so, I get this message:

“WordPress 5.2 requires PHP version 5.6.20 or higher. You are running version 5.4.45.”

OK, but how do I install/run a newer version of PHP? Any downloads I find are Windows-based. And I can’t find PHP anywhere on my hard drive or Library. This is massively confusing.

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hello, the php version refers to the server software where your blog is hosted (so you'd need to consult your hoster about that php update) - or are you self-hosting your blog on a local machine?