The emojis changed the way we communicate
Since 1999, the emoji has become a part of the way that we communicating, but they weren’t really fully embraced by the masses until 2012 when Apple released iOS 6.
The emoji movement has since expanded to being regularly used on all sorts of social network sites, and as a part of that, with the time pass, emoji got an expression on WordPress platform, and if we are using some typed combinations in the editor, we might get an emoji as an output.
Why should we rather remove it?
If we are developing a website for some business from the finance or insurance area, for example, we want to give the user a feeling that he is checking a grown-up company, and if some smile has been written from some reason in the texts, it’s better sometimes to remove the visual emoji as we know it, for the sake of the website design guidelines.
Let’s remove the WordPress emoji script?
It has been added as a core part at v4.2.
since not everyone is using it, remove it can save 1 server call, and some minor saving in loading time, even that the script is very thin.
There is a good way to get rid of them, via the functions.php file:
// REMOVE WP EMOJI remove_action('wp_head', 'print_emoji_detection_script', 7); remove_action('wp_print_styles', 'print_emoji_styles'); remove_action( 'admin_print_scripts', 'print_emoji_detection_script' ); remove_action( 'admin_print_styles', 'print_emoji_styles' );