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Discussion on: Should I use PHP to make a website in 2020 ?

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Gary Bell

Around 1/3 of the Internet run Wordpress. NASA uses Drupal. Adobe bought Magento. All of these run on PHP. It's very much an alive and popular language, so there's no reason not to use it.

It's certainly not the only option out there, even from an open source point of view. But is absolutely a viable language to build with in 2020 (and into 2021)

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Though Wordpress uses PHP there is a news that it is going to shift to node.JS

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Gary Bell

I'd like to see more information on that. The branches on the Github repository don't support that news - unless it's being kept out of the public eye as a side project.

The closest I can find is that the admin interface is potentially moving towards more of a NodeJS drive interface, but using the standard REST API (written in PHP) for the backend.