PHP is a server-side scripting language used in WordPress to power the core functionality of the platform. PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, and it is a powerful and popular programming language for web development.

In WordPress, PHP is used to dynamically generate HTML pages and other content, allowing the platform to be highly customizable and flexible. PHP is used in WordPress to handle database queries, user authentication, theme and plugin development, and more.

WordPress is built on top of PHP and uses a combination of PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create the user interface and manage the content on your website. PHP is a crucial component of WordPress, and it is important to ensure that your hosting environment meets the minimum PHP requirements for your version of WordPress.

WordPress currently requires PHP 7.4 or greater to run smoothly. WordPress plugins and themes are also built using PHP, allowing developers to add new features and functionality to WordPress through custom code.

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Muhammad Tamzid, the founder of WPTechnic, is a WordPress Enthusiast with a passion to help beginners learning WordPress. Also managing WPrevival, a 24/7 WordPress Website Development, Maintenance & Security Service company.

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