WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Rendering Issues in Internet Explorer (IE) 11

This document outlines a possible fix for website rendering issues (of the UW Theme) in the Internet Explorer version 11 browser. It involves updating the compatibility mode settings for your browser.

Updating Compatibility Mode in IE 11

  1. Open Internet Explorer 
  2. Click on Tools in the Menu Bar (near the top of your browser window)
    If your Menu Bar is not visible, press the Alt key on your keyboard to make the bar visible.

  3. Select Compatibility View settings

    Image of Tools Menu, Compatibility View settings

  4. In this new window, check to see if wisc.edu is listed in the box that says Websites you've added to Compatibility View

    Compatibility view box with wisc.edu selected

  5. Click to select wisc.edu and then click the Remove button
  6. Uncheck the box that says Display intranet sites in Compatibility View


  • If you do not see wisc.edu listed in the compatibility view settings, the issue may be caused by something else. Please contact WiscWeb support directly if this fix does not work for you: cms-support@doit.wisc.edu. Include your site name, site URL, a full description of what you are seeing, your browser and version, and any screenshots you have.

Keywords:Internet Explorer, IE, render, display, browser, compatibility mode   Doc ID:91513
Owner:Jenna K.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2019-05-03 09:54 CSTUpdated:2019-05-03 09:54 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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