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How to disable emojis in WordPress

Emojis are fun and all, but if you are aren’t using them they actually load a JavaScript file (wp-emoji-release.min.js) on every page of your website. For a lot of businesses, this is not needed and simply adds load time to your site. So we recommend disabling this.


Disable emojis in WordPress

Follow the steps below to disable emojis.

Step 1

Click into the Perfmatters plugin settings.

Perfmatters plugin settings
Perfmatters plugin settings

Step 2

Under the “Options” tab and “General” sub-navigation menu, toggle on “Disable Emojis.”

Disable emojis with Perfmatters plugin
Disable emojis with Perfmatters plugin

Step 3

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”


If you really want Emojis, we recommend checking out this blazing fast implementation of EmojiOne using only SVGs. This works great alongside the perfmatters plugin with the default Emojis disabled.

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