WordPress ditches support for Internet Explorer 6


Popular website platform WordPress has announced it will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 6.

Jane Wells, UX lead for WordPress, explained the reasoning behind this in her blog: “It has required increasingly complex code trickery to make the WordPress dashboard work in the IE6 browser, which was introduced 10 years ago and does not support current web standards.”

Users of WordPress will still be able to use Internet Explorer 6 to view the site, but it won’t work very well. WordPress will show you a big red warning if you try. The changes will take effect when the new version of WordPress (3.2) is launched in June. So keep on top of those upgrades.