“Sphinx Browser Version Checker WordPress Plugin” Help by kisded

Sphinx Browser Version Checker WordPress Plugin

Created: 10/10/2016
By: Kisded
Email: [email protected]

Thank you for purchasing our plugin. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email via our email. Thanks so much!

Table of Contents

  1. About the plugin
  2. Wordpress installation
  3. Plugin Settings
  4. Summary
  5. Sources and Credits

About the plugin - top

Why you should tell users to update their old web browser? The plugin has some handy features, including:

Wordpress installation - top

Youtube video tutorial:

Sphinx Browser Version Checker WordPress Plugin live demo HERE or a live WordPress install with this working demo in it HERE.

I also provided a Quick Install Guide to feature an easy plugin installation for everyone.

First, you'll need to install the plugin. The easiest method is to take the .zip file you've downloaded and upload it via Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin in the WordPress Dashboard. Once the plugin is installed, be sure to Activate it.

Now that you've installed and activated the plugin, you'll see a new menu item created inside WordPress called Sphinx Browser Version Checker. First thing first, let's head over to Settings > Sphinx Browser Version Checker and take a look at what options are available.

Plugin Settings - top

Refreshingly, Sphinx Browser Version Checker plugin has a super-simple settings screen. Let's look at first at the settings panel:

Here you can find the steps needed in configuring your plugin even if you have no HTML knowledge at all. You can find options for:

HINT! Don't forget to click the Save button every time you modified your settings, otherwise the modifications will be lost!

What are WordPress shortcodes?

Shortcodes in WordPress are little bits of code that allow you to do various things with little effort. They were introduced in WordPress 2.5, and the reason to introduce them was to allow people to execute code inside WordPress posts, pages, and widgets without writing any code directly. This allows you to embed files or create objects that would normally require a lot of code in just one single line. For example, a shortcode for embedding information about the user's browser looks like this:


Sometimes you may want to use the text of a shortcode in a post. To do this you have to escape it using double brackets. For example, if you want the text of the sphinx_browser_info shortcode to display rather than an actual link to you Privacy Policy page, you can do the following:


Shortcodes simplify the addition of features to a WordPress site. By using shortcodes the HTML and other markup is added dynamically directly into the post or page where the user wants them to appear.

Results: If everything is configures well, you can see the results of this plugin by navigating to your website by using a web browser that you defined by your pluggin settings as being not supported. You will see a popup or a top panel indicating that the browser you are using is not supported.

The popup version of the 'Old Browser Version Notification' (when user can continue to the website):

The popup version of the 'Old Browser Version Notification' (when user cannot continue to the website):

The top panel version of the 'Old Browser Version Notification':

NOTE! If the popup is not showing and you don't know why, check the 'Show Only Once per Visitor:' settings check box if it is checked. If it is, you shouldn't see the popup only once every 24 hours. You can use Incognito Mode in your browser (in incognito mode, no cookies are saved) as a workaround, to check plugin functionality in this case.

Summary - top

Sphinx Browser Version Checker plugin is a simple, yet powerful tool you can use to make your website "old browser proof". It can protect you from the hassle caused by users that complain about site functionality, but use ancient browsers. The setup and settings of the plugin couldn't have been easier. Now, let's go and enjoy the results of this great plugin! Have fun using it!

Sources and Credits - top

This component was made by Szabi Kisded, for more information and support contact us at [email protected]

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this item. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions regarding this plugin and I'll do my best to assist.