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New in Craft CMS 2.7

Craft CMS 2.7 - Teaser
Before all the Craft 3, we must not forget that Craft 2 is still supported. A good two years after Craft 2.6, version 2.7 was released, and a minor update but an essential update for future viability.

The release contains only one new feature, which is all the more important for that: support for PHP 7.2.

Thanks to Yii 1.1.20 earlier this month, which made Yii compatible with PHP 7.2, Craft 2.7 can finally support the new PHP version.

Craft 2.7 ships with mcrypt_compat library for servers not having Mcrypt installed. Mcrypt was considered deprecated as PHP 7.1, and PHP 7.2 removed it entirely, but unfortunately, Yii 1 still relied on it.

Craft 2 should still be supported until March 31, 2019, and security updates will be released until March 31, 2020.

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Self-employed web developer from Germany who started with WordPress websites in 2005, then moved to ExpressionEngine and lost his heart to Craft CMS in 2013. As the founder of Craftentries, he has been covering the Craft ecosystem since 2015.

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