WordPress.com Switches to 3.2, dumps IE 6

As the release of WordPress 3.2 is coming near, WordPress.com also switched its platform to 3.2 version yesterday. And this change means, WordPress.com has officially dropped support for IE 6.

It means the dashboard will not work properly now on IE 6 and users will be prompted with a upgrade message asking them to switch to the latest version or chose an alternative browser via Browse Happy. The reason for dropping IE 6 support is that it requires increasingly complex code hacks to make the WordPress dashboard work in IE 6. And with Microsoft also counting down to IE 6’s end, its time everyone should upgrade.

Apart from this, all the usual upgrades of WordPress 3.2 are now available to WordPress.com users including Distraction Free writing, New Administration theme and a small improvement to Reply comment feature.