How to remove emojicons from a WordPress site

To remove emoji support and related scripts from your WordPress site, you can add the following code snippet to your theme’s functions.php file:

  1. In your WordPress admin dashboard, go to “Appearance” > “Theme Editor.”
  2. In the right sidebar, locate and click on the “functions.php” file.
  3. Add the following code snippet at the end of the file:
function disable_emojicons() {
    // Remove emoji support and related scripts
    remove_action('wp_head', 'print_emoji_detection_script', 7);
    remove_action('admin_print_scripts', 'print_emoji_detection_script');
    remove_action('wp_print_styles', 'print_emoji_styles');
    remove_action('admin_print_styles', 'print_emoji_styles');
    remove_filter('the_content_feed', 'wp_staticize_emoji');
    remove_filter('comment_text_rss', 'wp_staticize_emoji');
    remove_filter('wp_mail', 'wp_staticize_emoji_for_email');
    add_filter('tiny_mce_plugins', 'disable_emojicons_tinymce');
add_action('init', 'disable_emojicons');

function disable_emojicons_tinymce($plugins) {
    if (is_array($plugins)) {
        return array_diff($plugins, array('wpemoji'));
    } else {
        return array();

This code snippet creates two functions, disable_emojicons() and disable_emojicons_tinymce(), that remove emoji support and related scripts from the front-end, back-end, TinyMCE editor, and RSS feeds.

  1. Click “Update File” to save the changes.

Now, emoji support and related scripts will be removed from your WordPress site.

Remember to always backup your files before making any changes, and test your changes on a staging site or local development environment before applying them to your live site.

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