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  • I think most of the world agrees that IE6 needs to die a fiery death. We want people to upgrade to newer browsers.

    But if I’m launching a new site today for a business or group, how comfortable should I feel potentially alienating some of my users?

    As I understand it, 3.2 drops support for IE6 completely. My assumption is that the new version of jquery probably doesn’t work in IE6’s Javascript engine. Or is it just the CSS in the default theme that doesn’t work in IE6?

    I guess my question is, is there a way to add IE6 support to a WP 3.2 site if I need to?

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  • Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin

    The only real impact of dropping official support for IE6 is in the backend. Themes are still fully capable of supporting IE6 for site-rendering.

    I am beginning to think someone is going to have to develop a plugin for the backend of WordPress 3.2+ to be compatible with IE6. Whilst I support IE6 dying, our club website uses WordPress and some of the club officials work at hospitals which are still stuck on IE6 sadly! A plugin would seem to be the ideal way to have the best of both worlds, so to speak (those who don’t need support have a faster interface, those that do can still get it to work but a bit slower).

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