How to Update Internet Explorer to the Newest Version

In line with our goals for this website, here is a short video walking you through how to update Internet Explorer.

You want to make sure you keep up with the latest updates of your Internet browser, particularly Internet Explorer is prone to vulnerabilities.  With the recent onslaught of ransomware, it is more important than ever in keeping your browser secured.

Push Up The Web

Pushup is an effort to push the web forward by helping users upgrade their outdated browsers. Give your users a better web experience and make life easier for developers out there by installing Pushup on your domain.

Currently doing pushups on 763 known domains. Add yours »

Demonstrations

A subtle upgrade link is shown when people visit your website using an outdated browser. They can click this link to visit the upgrade website for that browser, or choose to be reminded after a time you specify.

Pushup is currently targetting the following browsers. Click the browser icons to see a demonstration.

  • browser_ie
    Internet Explorer < 9
  • browser_firefox
    Firefox < 4
  • browser_safari
    Safari < 5
  • browser_opera
    Opera < 11

Pushup only targets browser versions that are considered to hinder the progression of the web in it’s current state. By doing this users that are not on the latest version won’t be bothered by Pushup until they really need to upgrade.

Installation

After uploading the files from the Pushup package to your server, include the Pushup CSS and javascript file in your header.

<link rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' href='css/pushup.css' />
<script type='text/javascript' src='js/pushup.js'></script>

If you decide to upload the images to a different directory, make sure to modify the image path in pushup.js or the icons won’t show up. See the documentation for more information.

Download

Download Pushup 2.0.2

The latest version is also available on GitHub making it possible to easily contribute and follow the project.

Ports

I’m looking for people who have the time to port Pushup to use a Javascript framework. If you’ve made a proper port and want your project page linked on pushuptheweb.com, please let me know.

Documentation

Pushup.options

There are some options you can set in pushup.js to customize Pushup.

  • appearDelay

    Delay in seconds before Pushup fades in.

  • fadeDelay

    Delay in seconds before Pushup fades out.

  • images

    Location of the images relative to pushup.js, or an absolute url.

    images: '../images/pushup/', // relative
    images: 'http://www.mysite.com/images/pushup/', // absolute
  • message

    The update message users will see when their browser needs an update.

  • reminder.hours

    Time in hours used when clicked on the reminder message.

  • reminder.message

    The reminder message, #{hours} will be replaced by reminder.hours.

    Note: The reminder message is not shown when users have cookies disabled.

    message: 'Remind me again in #{hours}'
  • skip

    Enabled by default to skip building Pushup if no update is required. If you want more control over Pushup you can enable this option to always build Pushup, even if an update is not recommended, creating some useful extra functions.

    skip: true // stops building Pushup if not required
    skip: false // always builds Pushup so you can use all it's features

Advice

According to our Internet marketing friends, Pushup can be a great addition to your blog or website. By encouraging your visitors to keep their browsers updated with the newest releases you are able to keep your website utilizing the latest coding standards. By keeping your code up-to-date, you can actually help and increase your search engine optimization.

Pushup

Pushup will do it’s magic automatically. After installation you can basically forget about it. For those who want some more control Pushup.options.skip can be disabled, this will create some extra functions that would otherwise only be available if an update is recommended.

  • show
    Pushup.show([browser, options]);

    Both browser and options are optional. Calling Pushup.show without arguments will show the update message for the current browser, or Internet Explorer if no browser was detected.

    Pushup.show();
    Pushup.show('Firefox');
    Pushup.show({ ignoreCookie: true });  // ignores user preference
    Pushup.show('Opera', { removeCookie: true });  // removes preference
  • setReminder
    Pushup.setReminder(hours);

    Sets a cookie that prevents Pushup from showing up for a time in hours.

  • resetReminder
    Pushup.resetReminder();

    Resets the reminder time so that Pushup will show up on the next visit, if required.

Contribute

The latest version of Pushup is available on GitHub. Feel free to contribute by forking the project and implementing your changes.

Patched away on Pushup? Found a bug? Please create a ticket on Lighthouse, preferably with a patch attached. Keep in mind that Lighthouse is an issue tracker and not the place for support related questions! Please refer to the Forum for support related questions and discussion.

If you’re feeling generous, please consider making a donation to help out with hosting and further development. All donations are sincerely appreciated. Thanks.

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