Tag Archives: Browse Happy

Retiring my No Browse Happy Plugin

I have decided to retire my No Browse Happy Plugin. It is no longer needed on WordPress version greater than 2.5

In earlier version of WordPress (2.5 and earlier), it used to display the Browse Happy logo in the footer of admin pages, if you login using IE. There were lot of discussion about it in the wp-hackers list and I created the Plugin in an effort to stop the argument.

But now (in WordPress versions greater than 2.5), the logo is no longer displayed and therefore the Plugin is not needed.

The Plugin will however reside in my Plugin’s section and also in the official Plugin repository for users who are still struck in WordPress 2.5 or less. (But I highly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version)


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No Browse Happy Plugin

There was a thread in the WordPress hackers mailing (wp-hackers) list today discussing about the browse happy logo which is displayed in the footer of WordPress admin screens, when a user views the admin pages using Internet Explorer.

There were lot of arguments for and against the removal of this logo, at least for IE7. I found that there was even a ticket created in trac (WordPress public bug reporting database) for removing it, which was closed by Matt as wontfix. I personally felt it was a very minor thing to argue about and I neither agree nor disagree in removing it.

Someone in the thread suggested that we can create a Plugin which could output some CSS to hide the logo, which let me to create a very small (probably useless) Plugin called No Browse Happy Plugin. This is similar to the No Howdy Plugin by Ozh, very useless in my point of view but might matter a lot for someone.

If you look at the source code you could find that it is nothing fancy but just an echo statement which prints the following CSS code in the header.

#bh {
display: none;

In short, I just wasted two minutes to stop someone from wasting hours in arguing about something which is useless (at least in my point of view). 🙂

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