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For all of you that have been fighting the push to use newer browsers, here is one more company kicking your butt into the future. With 3.2, WordPress is dropping support for Internet Explorer 6, a 10-years-old outdated browser that even Microsoft is leaving behind.

From now on, if you access your WordPress dashboard from an outdated browser, the software will let you know. Why? Because as web technology improves, so does WordPress and they build features to take advantage of those improvements. If you’re using an out-of-date browser, chances are you’re missing out.

If your browser is out-of-date, you’ll see a friendly orangey-yellow box in your dashboard letting you know a newer version is available (which you can dismiss, of course). If you’re using IE6, though, the box will be red, and your dashboard will not function properly.

So if you’re now in the market for a new browser, I suggest you give FireFox or Chrome a try!