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In order to use Wetpaint, you will need to make sure you are using a supported web browser. Read on for details!

Supported Browsers

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Supported means that Wetpaint tests the platform to verify that all features will work with these browsers.
Click on the browser icons to go to the download page for the stable version of the browser.
  • Windows computers -
  • Mac & Linux computers -

Not Supported

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Not supported means that these browsers are not tested for use with Wetpaint. Some features may work, but not all.

  • Internet Explorer (1-6)
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Camino
*: Internet Explorer 9 is only supported on Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 installed, and with Windows 7.
Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 8 have not been tested by Wetpaint, so use at your own risk.

How Browsers Affect your Experience

The challenge of getting one's webpages to work in all browsers is daunting. With complex, dynamic, database-supported, software-driven websites such as those offered by, it simply isn't possible for websites to work equally well in all browsers.
Browsers differ in several fundamental ways (
Warning: Technogarble Ahead!):
  • Basic Features Offered (Example, the Opera browser offers a sophisticated built-in email program);
  • HTML Processing - How the page formatting language basic to all webpages is converted into a visible page;
  • CSS (cascading style sheet) rendering - CSS defines a page's layout. It's what gives a site it's "look and feel." Though there technically is a standard for how to render CSS, some browsers (notably Microsoft Internet Explorer) do not adhere to the standard. This makes it very difficult to make a page look good and function well on all browsers.
  • JavaScript features and performance (JavaScript, a programming language, is built into most modern browsers, but how it is interpreted varies a bit from browser to browser).
The last three considerations particularly impact how well Wetpaint works in a browser.

Other Requirements

Flash Installed
All computers need the most up-to-date version of Adobe Flash to access some features:
JavaScript Enabled
Many features that Wetpaint uses requires that JavaScript is enabled in your browser settings.
Cookies Enabled
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by a web site to give you a unique identification. We use cookies on our sites to provide certain functionality and help optimize your online experience.

Q & A

Finding your Browser Type and VersionQ. How do I find out what browser I'm currently using?

A. At the top of your browser you should see a menu option marked "Help". If you click on Help you should see "About (browser name)". Here's an example:

Q. I keep getting a clipboard message when trying to edit my page. Why is that?

A. It's a security warning setting that can be changed in Internet Explorer. Here's the fix:

1. At the top of the Internet Explorer window click Tools, then Internet Options.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Under Select a Web content zone to specify its security settings, click Internet.
4. Click Custom Level.
5. In the Scripting section, under Allow paste operations via script, click Enable.
6. Click OK.
That should do it.
If you want to read more on the subject - here's a thrilling microsoft article!

Q. Why can't I use Safari on Wetpaint?

A. Currently, Wetpaint is not able to fully support the Safari browser. When using Safari on Wetpaint, some features will work and others will not. Wetpaint has been working diligently to find solutions for the features that are not currently supported by Safari. We have filed bugs and sent letters to the good people at Apple and the Safari team, but unfortunately we have not received the support we need from them as of yet. We are constantly improving Wetpaint, and we will continue to reevaluate and work towards offering full browser support for Safari users.

In the meantime, if you’re using a Mac, we recommend that you use the Firefox browser. You can download it for free at

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This is what you will see if you are using Safari or Google Chrome.

Q. Why can't I use Chrome on Wetpaint?
A. Google Chrome runs on the same technology as Safari.

Q. How do I clear my browser's cache and cookies?

A. Many minor issues such as problems signing in or accessing a page can be alleviated by clearing your browsers temp files and cookies from time to time. This is especially true when Wetpaint has recently released an update to the site and your browser cache contains old data. Use the processes below to clear your cache and cookies.

For Firefox users on Windows Platform Computers:

  1. Click on "Tools" at the top of the browser window
  2. Select "Clear Private Data" from the dropdown menu
    Firefox - clear private data
  3. Put a check mark next to "Cache" and "Cookies"
    Firefox - clear private data - dialog box
  4. Click on the "Clear Private Data Now" button

For Firefox users on a Mac:

  1. Choose Firefox > Preferences
  2. Click on the "privacy" tab.
  3. Click "remove individual cookies
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For Internet Explorer users:

  1. Click on "Tools"
  2. Select "Internet Options" from the dropdown menu
    Internet Explorer 7 - Tools - Internet Options
  3. Click on the "Delete" button in the section for Browsing History
    Internet Explorer 7 - Internet Options - dialog
  4. Click the buttons to "Delete files..." and "Delete cookies..." or click on the "Delete all" button
    Internet Explorer 7 - Delete Browsing History
  5. Click "Yes" in the confirmation dialog box
Q: Can I use access Wetpaint from my mobile phone?

A: You can read Wetpaint sites from any mobile browser, including OpenWave and BlackBerry Browser. Most mobile web browsers have only limited support for JavaScript, so you will not be able to sign in or use many of Wetpaint's features.