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 super easy because WordPress has built-in emoji support. You can use emojis in WordPress anywhere without installing separate plugins.

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

Easily add and use Emojis in WordPress

What are emojis?

Emojis are tiny picture icons that can be used inline with text to express emotions and other expressions.

Use emoticons on the web

Emojis are derived 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, and they were called smileys.

Gradually, this evolved into graphic representations of these expressions. They have been called several names Emoticons, Emojis, Twemojis, and more.

They have been around since the late 90s and have been gradually adapted by different platforms on the web and mobile devices.

WordPress added support for modern emoji characters in WordPress 4.2. Before that, you needed a separate WordPress emoji plugin to add emoji to your WordPress website.

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

Using Emojis in WordPress on Windows

Simply edit the post or page where you want to insert emojis. In the WordPress content editor, click on a text box, then press the Windows+. (Period) shortcut keys on your keyboard.

Adding Emojis in WordPress on Windows Computers

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

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

Use Emojis in WordPress on Mac

Again, you need to edit the post, page, or any other text editing area on your WordPress blog.

Click to make sure the cursor is in a text box, then press the key Command + Control + Space keys together.

Inserting emojis in WordPress on a Mac computer

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

Using Emojis in WordPress on iOS and iPadOS

If you work on your WordPress website using an iPhone or iPad, you can easily switch to your device’s emoji keyboard to add emojis.

Simply login to WordPress on your iOS or iPad device. Edit the post or page where you want to use the emojis and tap a text box. You will now see the native keyboard appear on the screen.

Emoji button in iOS

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

iOS emoji keyboard

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

You can then press the ABC button to return to the text keyboard.

Use Emojis in WordPress on Android

Android phones and tablets also come with built-in support for emojis.

Simply edit the WordPress post or page where you want to use the emojis. On the edit screen, tap on a text box and your device’s native keyboard will appear.

On the keyboard, tap the Emoji button to switch to the Emoji keyboard.

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

Android Emoji Keyboard

Simply tap the emoji to add it to your WordPress post.

You can return to the text keyboard by pressing the ABC button.

How to Disable Emoji in WordPress

You can disable Emoji support in WordPress using the Disable emoticons connect. For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Disabling Emojis plugin disables Emoji functionality in WordPress. However, you can still add emojis in all modern web browsers.

The plugin only disables DNS prefetching of emojis in WordPress. This is done to improve privacy and make a WordPress website more GDPR compliant.

We hope this article helped you learn how to use Emojis support in WordPress. You can also check out our beginner’s guide to WordPress keyboard shortcuts or check out our selection of the most useful WordPress plugins for any website.

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