WordPress announced a few months ago that it is fully compatible with the latest version of the PHP framework, PHP7. Nowadays most of the popular plugins are already compatible and WordPress has also published a developer guide about how to update WordPress plugins to support PHP7.
Here, at Bitnami, we baked a new WordPress stack based on PHP7 to help you run the latest, shiniest and fastest software. WordPress + PHP7 is faster than ever before.
But that's not all. If you still want to run WordPress on PHP 5.6, now you can. Use the Bitnami LAMP Stack and install the WordPress module on it, or use the WordPress Legacy Stack. The WordPress Legacy Stack will have the same and latest version of WordPress but will ship with PHP 5.6
Both new WordPress versions are available as installers, virtual machines, and cloud images on the Bitnami WordPress Stack page.
If you have questions about Bitnami WordPress or the advantages of using PHP7 over PHP5.6, please post to our community forum, and we will be happy to help you.