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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.

wp-emoji-release.min.js
wp-emoji-release.min.js

In the perfmatters plugin simply enable the “Disable Emojis” option.

disable emojis with perfmatters
Disable emojis with perfmatters plugin

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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