Articles of emoji

Troubleshooting Emoji in Comments

Just updated my local and live installs for a side project to 4.2 in order to take advantage of the newly added Emoji features. Emoji are working just fine on my local machine, but they seem to not be working as comments on the live version. Local emoji in post title – working emoji in […]

Emojis replaced by '?' automatically

I just discovered that all emojis on my site were replaced by the ? char. I saw this on comments and posts. Tables like wp_comments or wp_posts had a utf8mb4_unicode_ci collation before and now, so that is not the issue. I’m thinking on WP core or a plugin update causing this. Also, I faced an […]

Emoji support and MariaDB 10.0.30-

I am using WordPress 4.7.3 with the built in Emojii support. We have recently moved to MariaDB 10.0.30, but the original wp-config indicates define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8). I have noticed that I cannot use emojis and, for example, if I try to include an emoji as category and have enabled the debug mode, I am returned with […]

How do I override the emoji url?

When you enable emojis, WordPress includes code which converts the chars to the PNGs which it pulls from a CDN. We would like to replace those with our own images. According to formatting.php the function is here. How do we override the emoj_url so that we are pulling the PNGs from a folder of our […]

Can i change wordpress emoji src from to my site?

Can I change WordPress emoji src from to my site? I just want to replace all emoji links from to my site URL and I will use my own emoji images.

Display different smiley when entering “:)”

If you enter 🙂 in WordPress, it automatically replaces it with: Is there a way to use a different smiley for the 🙂

Disable emojicons introduced with WP 4.2

So WP 4.2 introduced emojis (smileys) that basically adds JS and other junk all over your pages. Something some people may find shocking. How does one completely erase all instances of this?