How to easily add emojis to your WordPress blog


Do you want to add emoji support to your WordPress blog?

Using emojis in WordPress is extremely easy as WordPress has built-in support for emojis. You can use emojis anywhere in WordPress without having to install separate plugins.

In this article, we will show you how to easily use emojis in WordPress on different devices.

What are emojis?

Emojis are small pictorial icons that can be used alongside text to express emotions and other expressions.

Using emojis online

Emojis originated from the textual representation of facial expressions in online communications. In the early days of the Internet, text and punctuation were used to represent facial expressions called smileys.

Gradually this evolved into graphic representations of these terms. They have been called by many names Emoticons, Emojis, Twemoji and more.

They have been around since the late 1990s and have been gradually adapted by various web and mobile platforms.

WordPress has added support for modern emoji characters WordPress 4.2. Previously, you needed a separate WordPress emoji plugin to add emojis to yours WordPress website.

That being said, let’s see how to add emojis in WordPress.

Using Emojis in WordPress on Windows

Simply edit the post or page where you want to insert emojis. V WordPress content editorclick the text area and then press Windows +. (period) keyboard shortcut keys.

Adding Emojis to WordPress on Windows PCs

This will bring up a pop-up window showing the emojis. You can search for or browse emojis you want to use.

Once you find the Emoji you want to use, click to insert it into the text area.

Using Emojis in WordPress on Mac

You need to re-edit the post, page or any other text editing area on your WordPress blog.

Click to make sure the cursor is inside the text area, and then press Command + Control + Space keys together.

Inserting Emojis in WordPress on Mac

This will bring up a popup where you can browse and search for emojis. Once you’ve found the emoji you want to use, you’ll need to double-click it to insert it into your text.

Using emojis in WordPress on iOS and iPadOS

If you’re working on your WordPress site from an iPhone or iPad, you can easily switch to the emoji keyboard on your device and add emojis.

Simply log in to WordPress on your iOS device or iPad. Edit the post or page where you want to use emojis and tap the text area. You will now see the native keyboard displayed on the screen.

The Emoji button in iOS

Now tap the Emoji button to switch to the Emoji keyboard. Your device will display the emojis you can add.

iOS emoji keyboard

You can browse emojis by category or search for an emoji icon. Once you find an emoji, simply tap it to insert it into your post.

You can then tap the ABC button to switch back to the text keyboard.

Using Emojis in WordPress on Android

Android phones and tablets also have built-in emoji support.

Simply edit the WordPress post or page where you want to use emojis. On the editing screen, touch the text area and your device’s native keyboard will appear.

Tap the Emoji button on your keyboard to switch to the Emoji keyboard.

You will now see an emoji keyboard where you can search or browse to find the emoji you want to add.

Android Emoji Keyboard

Simply tap on an emoji to add it to your WordPress post.

You can switch back to the text keyboard by tapping the ABC button.

How to Disable Emoji in WordPress

You can turn off emoji support in WordPress by using Disable emojis to include. Check out our step-by-step guide for more details how to install a WordPress plugin.

Disable Emojis plugin disables the Emoji feature in WordPress. However, you can still add emojis in all modern web browsers.

The plugin only disables DNS emoji prefetching in WordPress. This is done to improve privacy and improve the WordPress site GDPR Compliant.

We hope this article helped you learn how to use emoji support in WordPress. You may also want to see ours a beginner’s guide to WordPress keyboard shortcuts or see our selection of the most useful WordPress plugins for all websites.

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