WordPress has announced that the blogging platform will no longer support Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 web browser.
The ten year old web browser continues to be used by many, who don’t pay attention to warnings that they need to upgrade. The browser is not secure and is no longer supported by many websites. Even Microsoft, its creator, has likened the aged web browser to sour milk.
In a blog post, Word Press revealed that the website will no longer support the web browser. Visiting the website from IE6 will prompt the user that the web browser is insecure and would advise them to install a new version of Internet Explorer, or any other web browser.
“WordPress has discontinued support for Internet Explorer 6. 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,” the company said in the post.
The announcement comes as WordPress introduced some new changes to its dashboard which make it easier for users to write blogs. The company said that the new dashboard will appear broken when accessed from IE6, with a majority of new functions absent from it.