WordPress Block IE6 Plugin

July 30, 2009 By vast Guru 32 comments

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

  • Blogfornoob Dot Com

    July 30, 2009 •

    great plug in.. thanks……….

  • baron

    July 31, 2009 •

    Works great, thank you..

  • Jason

    July 31, 2009 •

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

    • Eric Hamby

      July 31, 2009 •

      Nice idea. Will be working on that shortly.

  • Pinto

    August 1, 2009 •

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


  • Kirksydney

    August 12, 2009 •

    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..

    • Eric Hamby

      August 19, 2009 •

      You can open the IE6block.php file and change the margins on .style1 class in the css.

  • Brad

    August 18, 2009 •

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

    • Eric Hamby

      August 19, 2009 •

      Not from the plugin. If your using a stats plugin or Google Analytics they will tell you.

      • Brad

        August 19, 2009 •

        Ah ok. Now that I look I just now realize the head admin of my web hosting had Awstats installed. Thanks :)

  • Joco1114

    September 5, 2009 •

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

    • Eric Hamby

      September 5, 2009 •

      Download should be working now. Thanks for informing me.

  • Jerry

    September 24, 2009 •

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

  • eric

    October 29, 2009 •

    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

      February 26, 2010 •

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

  • yannis kargas

    February 15, 2010 •

    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

      May 15, 2010 •

      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.

  • Viv

    February 21, 2010 •

    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

      February 22, 2010 •

      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

        May 15, 2010 •

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

  • Irene

    April 5, 2010 •

    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

      April 6, 2010 •

      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.

  • MomDirect

    April 13, 2010 •

    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..

  • Marc

    April 17, 2010 •

    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

  • Marc

    April 17, 2010 •

    Oh, Never Mind xD

    I found the Version Value 😛

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

  • Chuck Aschoff

    April 21, 2010 •

    great article you should check this yt vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NVuUAr4MMs

  • Marva Mineah

    April 21, 2010 •

    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!

  • Labraid Müller

    April 22, 2010 •

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  • minisite designer

    May 15, 2010 •

    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

      May 15, 2010 •

      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.