WooCommerce Stripe plugin now requires PHP 5.6


  1. Thanks so much for posting this solution. I had the same error because of my site using PHP 5.3. I’ve had to downgrade the Stripe plugin temporarily whilst I wait for my host to upgrade to PHP 5.6. Looking forward to accepting Apple Pay in future though!

    1. Hey Jack, glad we could help. We still need to implement Apple Pay, but I’m also very excited about it. I only wish my local grocer would accept it!

  2. Hi,
    Just installed the latest version of Stripe, but I get a message that I need to upgrade to PHP 5.6.0. The thing is… I am using PHP 5.6.0! Looks like the plugin is detecting an older version of PHP. Could that be possible?

    1. Hi Eilon,
      That message should also tell you which version it thinks you’re running. What version did it say?

      If you’ve just upgraded PHP, perhaps you need to reboot the server. Where are you hosting the site?

      ~ Bryan

      1. Tim

        This is weird. I reboot the server but the warning message is still showing… Any ideas?

      2. It’s possible that you’ve updated the server, but not set each site to specifically use a newer version of PHP. If you have WHM installed, check the Multi PHP tab and see if your cPanel account is set correctly.

        Other than that it’s really hard to say without taking a look at the server. You could sign up for our service for a month free (chat us up for the code) and we could take a look ;)

  3. Hi everyone, I can´t seem to have Stripe shown as a payment method even dough I´ve checked configurations many times. I´m using the “Woocommerce Stripe Payment gateway” which is the official versión. The PHP version is 6.3 and the plug-in version is the latest 4.1.1. Do you think my theme is the problem? I don´t know what to do.

    1. Hi Agustin, I’d need to know more about your situation. There is no PHP version 6.3 for example. The latest version of WooCommerce Stripe is 4.1.11. Get ahold of us via chat, and I’ll see if I can help.

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