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This completely disables Emoji support across the website.

PHP April 27, 2017


This function runs automatically, so it is not called manually. Is this incorrect?

Additional Notes

This saves at least 7 resource requests.

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    Source File

    Located in /libs/Optimization.php on line 867.

    1 Hook

    Find these filters and actions in the source code below to hook into them. Use do_action() and add_filter() in your functions file or plugin.

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            public function disable_wp_emojicons(){
                $override = apply_filters('pre_disable_wp_emojicons', null);
                if ( isset($override) ){return;}
                remove_action('admin_print_styles', 'print_emoji_styles');
                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_filter('wp_mail', 'wp_staticize_emoji_for_email');
                remove_filter('the_content_feed', 'wp_staticize_emoji');
                remove_filter('comment_text_rss', 'wp_staticize_emoji');


    To override this PHP function, use this hook in your child theme or plugin ("my_custom" can be changed):

    add_filter('pre_disable_wp_emojicons', 'my_custom_disable_wp_emojicons'); 
    function my_custom_disable_wp_emojicons(){ 
        //Write your own code here
        return true; //Return true to prevent the original function from running afterwords

    You can completely disable this PHP function with a single line actions:

     add_filter('pre_disable_wp_emojicons', '__return_false');