IE6 Upgrade Option utilizes the 25K script created by Free the Foxes (FTF) as a WordPress plugin. Originally this plugin utilized a smaller 7K script but its limits had been met in terms of language support, ease-of-use and options for using the warning messages on browsers other than IE6 (refer to the ie6-upgrade-option.php file for instructions on multiple browser usage).
The warning message is displayed using a lightbox effect that hovers over the page content. The idea is to display a warning message, simply and politely, informing the user that their browser is out of date while providing links to download newer, more optimal browser choices. Optional browser links included are: IE9, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Chrome. While this plugin was originally intended for use with IE6 it has now been expanded, due to popular demand, to include a warning message capable of being displayed in any browser. Don't like Firefox? Simply adjust the FTF rating and ask your users to use IE8. This is not limited to a a single browser either, use the multi-browser version to display the warning in IE6, IE7 and Chrome simultaneously for example.
To change the text to reflect the language of your choice simply open the "lang" folder and create your own .json file to replace the default message, then be sure to add your new language code to the ie6-upgrade-option.php file. Current translations include: English, French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch and Norwegian Bokmâl.DOWNLOAD DONATE
- Download the plugin and expand it.
- Copy the ie6-ppgrade-option folder into your plugins folder ( wp-content/plugins ).
- Log-in to the WordPress administration panel and visit the Plugins page.
- Locate the ie6-upgrade-option plugin and click on the activate link.
- To enable the use of this plugin with more than just IE6 you can follow the instructions to the left or replace the ie6-upgrade-option.php file with the version from the "multi-browser" folder.