This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Stop Living in the Past

Description

Do your part to help phase out Internet Explorer 6 forever by adding a warning to your blog or site that tells visitors using Internet Explorer 6 or older that they need to upgrade to the current version right now.

The plugin inserts a 800px wide blue box with the following warning text:

“Your browser is outdated. Stop living in the past and upgrade!
You are using the long outdated Internet Explorer 6 browser. This site may not display or work correctly and you are
putting your data and privacy at risk. To get the most out of the web, upgrade to the newest version of Internet Explorer
right now. If you are at work and you see this message, talk to your IT department and ask them to upgrade the browser to
secure your company data.”

The text contains two links, one directly to the Internet Explorer download page hosted by Microsoft.com and the other to
the StopLivingInThePast.com website where visitors can get further information about the campaign and download this plugin.

The warning box is triggered by basic JavaScript and contains strict validated CSS and HTML. It is completely self-contained
and will only show up if the visitor uses IE6. The plugin is designed in such a way that other than inserting the box
at the top of the page it will not interfere with the content of your site.

Installation

  1. Upload StopLivingInThePast.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

What does the warning box look like?

You can see what the warning box looks like by visiting the Stop Living in the Past website: http://www.stoplivinginthepast.com/get-the-code/

Can I change the text to a different language?

Please do. And send the result to me so I can incorporate it in the next release.

Contributors & Developers

“Stop Living in the Past” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors