WordPress Decides to End Support for Internet Explorer 11

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WordPress has decided to end support for Internet Explorer 11. This article explains the market share of IE 11 and the impact of the end of support.

What is Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11)?

Internet Explorer 11 is a web browser provided by Microsoft.

Windows 10 comes with Internet Explorer 11 installed by default.

Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022.

What is the market share of IE 11?

According to StatCounter, IE 11 had a 0.57% share (as of April-May 2021).

Browser Share

WordPress 5.8 removes support for IE 11.

It was announced on WordPress.org that the next version of WordPress, WordPress 5.8, will officially end support for IE11.

New features will no longer be tested in IE 11, and bugs reported in IE 11 will not be fixed.

Already when I access the WordPress dashboard in IE 11, I get a warning “You are using an insecure browser! warning.

You are using an insecure browser

It is recommended that you use the latest browser below instead of IE 11.

The following article provides more information about WordPress 5.8.

Impact of IE 11 End of Support

What will be the impact of the end of support for IE 11?

If you continue to use IE 11, you may encounter strange display and other phenomena.

Impact on theme

If you are using the default theme, any new features added in the future will not be tested in IE 11.

If you are using any other theme, it is possible that the theme developer has already discontinued support for IE 11.

Please check with the theme developer to see if the theme supports IE 11.

End of IE 11 support for other than WordPress

Other services besides WordPress have also announced the end of support for IE 11.

Service NameSupport End Date
Microsoft Teams Web AppNovember 30, 2020
Microsoft 365 Apps and ServicesAugust 17, 2021
Windows 8.1January 10, 2023
Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSCJanuary 9, 2029
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