WordPress 4.8 – Ending Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

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On April 22nd WordPress.org officially announced that they will be ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, beginning with WP 4.8. This is due to Microsoft discontinuing support for these browsers back in January 2016. The lack of updates define these browsers as security risks, and are considered to be “holding back WordPress development” according to Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of WordPress’ parent company Automattic.

Global Internet Explorer usage has been declining for years, and now sits at just 4.18% of all internet users. Combined, only 0.91% of users are utilizing IE 8, 9, or 10.

What does this mean for you?

As WordPress changes their Internet Explorer Support Policy, we too at CU*Answers must alter ours. The updates for WordPress 4.8 will no longer support IE 8, 9, or 10, so we cannot guarantee functionality on insecure browsers that are not tested on by the platforms we utilize. We ask that our clients update their browsers to Internet Explorer 11 or transition to another supported browser such as Chrome or Firefox.

View the release by Matt Mullenweg at WordPress.org