Check and change PHP version in Azure WordPress App service

I am running WordPress as Azure App service. My current configuration for the technology stack is;

I did a Site health check on WordPress dashboard; Tools->Site Health, WordPress site health status shows that I am running an older version of PHP.

I figured I should be changing my Stack settings from .NET to PHP.  I made the change hoping it wouldn’t break the application;

Technology stack is changed from .NET to PHP without any issues.

I went back to WordPress dashboard and ran Site Health. PHP version issue solved.

If someone is running WordPress on Linux, this is a good reference;

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Author: Shahzad Khan

Software developer / Architect