Ending Support for Internet Explorer 7

As of April 5, 2013, we will no longer support Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) on Wikispaces. Starting March 12, visitors to any Wikispaces site using IE 7 will see a warning banner linking to this blog post. We will continue to support Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 as well as modern versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

If you are using IE 7 we encourage you to upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer by running Windows Update or by contacting your IT department. If you can’t upgrade Internet Explorer we heartily recommend Chrome or Firefox.

Internet Explorer 7 was released almost seven years ago in October 2006. Microsoft has since release three new major IE versions, with IE 10 launching at the end of 2012. Given the tiny percentage of visitors who still use IE 7 on Wikispaces, we can’t continue to justify the amount of work that is required to maintain support. We’re in good company; Google and Facebook both stopped supporting IE 7 in 2011. And, critically, your choice of safe, fast, and free alternatives has never been better.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at help@wikispaces.com.

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14 Comments

  1. Posted March 29, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Will this also apply to Vista?

  2. Helena Lee
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    I am using Internet Explorer 10 and it is keep warning me that Internet Explorer 7 has quit servicing with Wikispace, which has nothing t do with me. Also the Forum discussion is not openning

  3. Posted April 11, 2013 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I am very unhappy with the change of not supporting internet explorer 7. My operating system at school does not support explorer 8 and to get anything done in a school system is like pulling teeth. A little warning would be nice since now I cannot use my wikispaces at school.

  4. Posted April 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    We empathize, we really do. But at some point we have to stop supporting older browsers. Hopefully you can install Firefox or Chrome or Safari on your school computer so you can keep using Wikispaces. And hopefully your school system will get an upgrade done sooner rather than later.

  5. Posted April 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Helena,

    Submit a support form for us

    https://www.wikispaces.com/site/help

    and we’ll see what’s going on.

  6. Lee
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I am trying to access my class as a federal employee, purchased by the Navy. The decision to no longer support IE7 is preventing my access. To upgrade my governement system will practically take an act of congress. So is there a way for me to access the class or shall I initiate the process for a refund to the government?

  7. Posted April 24, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Lee, email us and we’ll get you sorted out. help@wikispaces.com

  8. Natalie Cooper
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    I have not been able to sign into Wiki since this change I have windows 8 and I don’t understand. I changed my password and everything. Please help. The only way I have been able to do school is through my phone….which is not ideal. Thanks.

  9. Posted April 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    How do we upgrade this wiki site now please. Our whole rowing club needs to access this information and I am unable to update what they need to know.

    Thank you.
    Desiree

  10. Posted April 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I am using internet exploer 9, but this notice or warning is always on my wiki websites .And I cannot edit my all my wiki websites anymore. What has happened?

  11. wendy
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Please email us more about your issue at help@wikispaces.com. Thanks!

  12. wendy
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Hi Desiree, Simply go to “Settings” and then choose “Classroom” as the Wiki Type to change to Classroom. Thanks!

  13. wendy
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Hi Natalie, Please email us more at help@wikispaces.com so we can troubleshoot for you.

  14. wendy
    Posted March 13, 2014 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Hey Maggie, can you shoot us an email with more detail? help@wikispaces.com. Thanks!

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