Installing Multiple Versions of PHP on Mac OS X with Homebrew-PHP

by Doug Sparling

When developing WordPress plugins I always test with different versions of WordPress, but I generally just use my default version of PHP (5.3.26 in my case). I had a case where a PHP function had been deprecated in PHP 5.3 and removed from PHP 5.4, so I wanted to test my plugin with PHP 5.3, 5.4, and 5.6. Homebrew-PHP by Jose Diaz-Gonzalez and other contributors couldn’t make it any easier. Just follow the link for some Homebrew goodness: