Probably the most well-known and well-liked running a blog platform, WordPress, is contemplating dropping assist for Web Explorer 11 because the browser’s utilization dips under 1%.
Utilizing three metrics to find out the quantity of individuals nonetheless utilizing IE 11, WordPress has discovered that its cumulative utilization is under 1%:
These utilization numbers are much like when WordPress dropped assist for Web Explorer 8, 9, and 10 in 2017.
With such low numbers and the excessive value of sustaining the browser, WordPress plans to take away assist for Web Explorer 11 sooner or later.
“By way of the present WordPress consumer expertise, a flag was added to not recommend IE in BrowseHappy about 13 months in the past, so by now, most WordPress customers must be conscious. Tied to this, the experience overall is not optimal in IE11 with a excessive value of upkeep for builders,” WordPress defined in a blog post final week.
To formulate their plans on dropping assist, WordPress is asking customers and organizations who nonetheless use the browser to offer suggestions by March 18th.
WordPress is just not alone in dropping assist for IE 11.
In August 2020, Microsoft announced that they might not assist Web Explorer on the Microsoft Groups internet app, and Microsoft 365 would not assist it beginning on August seventeenth, 2021.