WordPress Block IE6 Plugin

This plugin keeps people from viewing your site if they are using Internet Explorer 6. Gives options to download a variety of newer browsers.


Simply unzip and place the “blockie6″ folder in your plugins folder of your WordPress installation. The activate through the plugin admin panel.




2.1 (9-06-2009)
• WordPress MU compatible.
• Fixed the title text.
• Fixed images not working on a Unix server.
2.0 (9-05-2009)
• Total redesign for front and back ends
1.1 (8-01-2009)
• Added the ability to change the text on the warning boxes
1.0 (7-30-2009)
• First release



There Are 32 Comments To This Article

  1. great plug in.. thanks……….

  2. baron says:

    Works great, thank you..

  3. Jason says:

    Sweet little plugin – is it possible to get one that still allows access but has the red bar at the top?

  4. Pinto says:

    Nice Plugin mate,
    was translated into Hebrew by my.
    I will post a link for you for the translated version.


  5. Kirksydney says:

    Great plug in! I’ve been looking for this one because iE6 sucks..

    .. but is there any way to make the warning centered on the page? It’s on the top part right now..

  6. Brad says:

    Is there a way I can tell how many users using IE 6 attempted to access my WordPress site?

  7. Joco1114 says:

    images/ie6-favicon.png is missing in my installation (from wordpress.org)

  8. Jerry says:

    I need this bad. Is there a way that IE 6 and older users ca nsee the website?

  9. eric says:

    Sorry to be a grammar nazi here and I’m not sure what the text is in the actual release version… but in the screenshot, you’re using “your” where you should be using “you’re.” Just thought you might like to know in case that’s the default text.

    • YourAnIdiot says:

      Get a life mate, not everyones “default” language is english. Not everyone can speak it as perfect has the americans do lmao.

  10. yannis kargas says:

    this is stupid.. that’s not how tthings should work or how proper designers do their work. you don’t block a browser, a good website should support even the oldest of browsers..if you feel a page is incompatible with certain browser, then provide a link to redirect them to a text-only page or a less rich-content page…that’s the proper way, what makes ie6 worse that opera 7 or firefox 1 or phoenix early versions..all of those browsers support same js and css, if your site does not provide for ie6 then you might as well blockout all the rest of the older versions of browsers but blocking a specific browser proves you are all goats following a dumb hype without using your brains and thinking for yourselves..

    • resuni says:

      Dude even sites like Google aren’t supporting IE6 anymore. People who are using this plugin are doing people a favor by telling them that they are viewing most of the internet the way it’s not intended to look.

  11. Viv says:

    Hi nice plug in and just what I was desperately searching for, nearly all the dodgy visitors seem to use IE6 so I really needed some way to block them.

    Works ok on WP 2.9.2 no problems seen so far.

    If I could ask for some thing extra? I would ask for the options to block IE7 as well and any windows os less than XP sv3, does that seem harsh? when I look at my stats the dodgy visits and attacks come from 98/IE6 or XP sv1/IE6

    • Viv says:

      Ha! how do you tell if its working? very simple, until yesterday the dodgy people visited with IE6 today they started showing up using IE5 and some reported as running NT 4.0

      • resuni says:

        Oh, so this plugin only blocks IE6 users? I assumed it blocked versions 6 and below. Bugfix needed I guess.

  12. Irene says:

    After spending weeks updating my site and successfully testing it on all of the current modern browsers, I was horrified when I saw how it looked on IE6 THIS MORNING! This could not have come at a better time. Thank you!

    • David says:

      IE6 is a dead browser and one I, and many other designers/large players like facebook/google/mashable are no longer supporting. I wouldn’t worry about how it looks in I.E.6, we don’t.

  13. MomDirect says:

    I noticed that my website looks AWFUL in Internet Explorer… but would this plug really have a purpose if someone had IE 7 or 8? Like couldn’t someone still view the site using version 7 or 8? I’m not sure I understand the point in blocking IE6 users??? Hopefully someone can explain..

  14. Marc says:

    Is there a way to change the idea of IE 6 to IE 8? (I’ll change the text just to say you need to use another Web Browser, not update it xD)

    My website doesn’t load properly at all with IE 8

  15. Marc says:

    Oh, Never Mind xD

    I found the Version Value 😛

    But, is there a way to input More than just ONE version value?

  16. Marva Mineah says:

    WordPress Block IE6 Plugin Vast HTML was a wonderful read. You really out done yourself! I’m so new to this stuff, you make it so newbie like myself can easly wrap their heads around it, thanks!

  17. Yes, couldn’t agree further. And I’d prefer to add that you have obtained a awesome colour plan in your web-site, I endure with colour blindness and numerous webmasters do not give us a 2nd believed!

  18. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post.

    • resuni says:

      Ok, here’s the next post: What are you talking about? I can’t tell if you’re asking for help or if you’re just trying to troll.

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