IE9 incompatibilities: A wordpress hosted site I’ve created - thisismalsart.wordpress.com – is not displaying correctly in IE9, yet is perfect in Chrome and Firefox. I just tried the “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” option which didn’t work. I want to use the Sunspot theme, but I’ve noticed it happens to some other themes too (eg: PianoBlack), yet some themes are fine. Is there a solution – other than changing themes or using Firefox or Chrome (as I do)? Many non-technical folk (like one of my clients) unfortunately stick with the default Windows browser as they don’t know any better.
During testing with another WP blog, I also noticed the slideshow feature doesn’t work in IE9, or the Facebook/twitter links at the bottom of posts.
I’ve noticed many other non-wordpress sites, including of all sites – http://validator.w3.org/ – have problems too – absolutely no content except the background display (and still won’t work in compatability mode), it seems to be an IE 9 problem, I’ve read possiblly a font or CSS issue.
Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers – screenshots below.
I changed the MalsArt Theme to Parament as shown below. At least the content is now mostly displaying correctly in IE9, except the “Share this” and “Like this” sections at the bottom of each page, which appears as a few dots. There also seems to be an issue with posting comments in IE9, as in … you can’t.
The email reply form on the contact page appears to be working correctly.
Thanks in advance for any help, below are some screenshots from other sites …
Out of all the sites on the internet, the one above should work correctly!
And below, another fairly plain WordPress theme.
I should point out that this is also happening in a clients IE9 browser and on another PC I have.
Many other sites are displaying fine in IE9. Out of 15 website’s I’ve designed from scratch, I’m only having trouble with one – ourtom.id.au, as well as these WordPress themes.
If anyone can test or view these themes / sites correctly in IE9 or are having issues in other browsers, please let me know as it may be an IE9 install issue on the several PC’s I’ve tested them on, unlikely, but possible.
http://thisismalsart.wordpress.com/(now mostly displaying correctly after changing Themes)
http://abcedge.wordpress.com/ (this site’s theme may change as I’m testing with it – includes gallery and slideshow features)