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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 7 days ago

#48743 reopened feature request

Consider adding a notice to discourage IE11 usage

Reported by: youknowriad Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: needs-patch has-screenshots
Focuses: ui Cc:


For PHP upgrades, nudging users to update their PHP version proved to be successful.

Maintainability cost of IE11 (In terms of time, bundle size and a lot more) is very high and IE11 is approaching the 1% threshold in its usage worldwide https://caniuse.com/usage-table

I think we should consider adding a notice to discourage its usage.

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ie11 dashboard nag.png (132.4 KB) - added by afercia 2 months ago.

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Change History (9)

#1 @johnbillion
4 months ago

This sounds like it should be a meta ticket to add a message to Browse Happy that shows up to IE11 users. See wp_dashboard_browser_nag().

#2 @youknowriad
4 months ago

@johnbillion I created this https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4863 should we close this one?

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
4 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

#4 @afercia
2 months ago

  • Component changed from Site Health to Administration
  • Focuses ui added; javascript css removed
  • Keywords needs-patch has-screenshots added
  • Milestone set to 5.4
  • Resolution reported-upstream deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Now that the browsehappy API has been updated (see https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4863) the dashboard notice "nag" will be displayed to Internet Explorer 11 users. See attached screenshot.

The notice message needs to be updated as it still refers to:

  • "you're using an insecure version of Internet Explorer"
  • "Update Internet Explorer"

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by david.baumwald. View the logs.

8 weeks ago

#6 @davidbaumwald
7 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.4 to Future Release

This ticket still needs a decision and possible patch, and with 5.4 Beta 1 landing today, this is being moved to Future Release. If any maintainer or committer feels this can be included in 5.4 or wishes to assume ownership during a specific cycle, feel free to update the milestone accordingly.

#7 @netweb
7 days ago

Related: #49696 Define guidelines for minimum IE support

#8 @afercia
7 days ago

  • Summary changed from Consider adding a notice do discourage IE11 usage to Consider adding a notice to discourage IE11 usage
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