WordPress Kills Internet Explorer 6 Support

By | May 20, 2011

Wordpress Kills Internet Explorer 6 Support

What took them so long?

The upcoming WordPress 3.2 release, which is now in Beta, will no longer support the Internet Explorer 6 web browser, organization said earlier this week.

Just like other major companies that decided to halt IE6 support, WordPress highlights the increasingly complex code trickery to make WP dashboard work with the 10 year old web browser.

Although it remains unclear what site webmasters would use such software; still, it’s a welcomed step forward.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Armin says:

    Dude, how am I supposed to post now? 

    • DWBH says:

      FF version 1 :). At-least less buggier than current version.

      • Tiago Sá says:

         And still it’s less buggy than Chrome Opera and Safari put together! They will crash your system every 10 minutes and steal your credit card number.

        Well, Chrome will, at least.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We’ll probably see a similar drop-off for IE7 support as soon as next year.  Fortunately, that browser didn’t have nearly the stickiness of IE6.

    Remember, IE7&8 are largely IE6 with a couple added doodads in a shiny package.

  3. Jackdurango says:

    Not to dispute — but instead of saying “Just like other major companies that decided to halt IE6 support” – could you be more specific? What companies do that?

  4. Opera & IE fanboy says:

    It would be interesting to know for the last few months how many IE6 users are visiting word press.
     I think, those might be less than 1%, thats why they would take these decisions :) Otherwise , it would hurt their business. 

    • Tiago Sá says:

      Actually, even 1% could hurt their business. What decides if it hurts their business is whether the money they spend on hacks is more than the money they get from IE6 users. There’s no way we can know that.