What is the purpose of the webinar?
— The webinar is about preparing for the upgrade to MySQL 8.0 and discusses the testing process in Local.
How can I update my plugins and themes?
— Ensure that your plugins and themes are up-to-date before the upgrade window to avoid potential issues and incompatibilities.
Who will handle the upgrade to MySQL 8.0?
— WP Engine will handle the upgrade to MySQL 8.0 for users and verify that sites are functioning properly afterwards.
What is Local and how can I use it?
— Local is a WordPress development tool that allows users to easily spin up and test sites on their own machine, regardless of whether they are hosted on WP Engine or not.
How can I troubleshoot errors after the upgrade?
— To troubleshoot errors after upgrading the database and changing the PHP version, turn on Xdebug for detailed logs and check the logs folder in the site folder for any errors.
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