Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 06:39 am

WordPress Drops Support For Internet Explorer

WordPress Drops Support For Internet Explorer

When the next version of WordPress is released later this year, the popular content management system (CMS) will no longer support Internet Explorer according to a new post on WordPress.org.

First released over seven years ago, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is currently used by less than one percent of all internet users. IE11 usage has rapidly declined as Microsoft is now encouraging users to make the switch to Chromium-based Edge instead.

WordPress isn’t the only popular service to stop supporting IE11 though as Microsoft Teams ended support for the browser last year and even Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer work on IE11 beginning in November. For those currently using IE11, it is highly recommended that you switch to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari or another modern browser instead.

Once IE11 is no longer supported with the release of WordPress 5.8 this July, new features will no longer be tested on the browser and are not guaranteed to function optimally. However, no changes will be made to any of the default themes bundled with WordPress as a result of this change.