Disable Emojis (GDPR friendly)

Description

This plugin disables the new WordPress Emoji functionality. GDPR friendly.

Note: Emoticons will still work and emoji’s will still work in browsers which have built-in support for them. This plugin simply removes the extra code bloat used to add support for emoji’s in older browsers.

GDPR compliancy

This plugin does not do anything to make your site less GDPR compliant. It disables the DNS prefetching of emoji’s within WordPress, which should ensure improved privacy. To determine if your site is GDPR compliant, please seek legal advice. I have done my best to ensure the plugin is 100% GDPR compliant, but I am not a lawyer so can not guarantee anything 😉

Installation

After you’ve downloaded and extracted the files:

  1. Upload the complete ‘disable-emojis’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory or install via the plugin installer
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. And you’re done!

Visit the Disable Emojis plugin for more information.

Reviews

21 October 2020
Other plugins pretending to remove emojis only do it partially or come with tons of extra (to be paid) functionality, nagging for a pro update all the time. also thanks a lot for the super fast feedback to bump version for current compatibility level!
19 November 2019
No configuration needed. No ads. Does the job.
30 August 2018
Very small but useful plugin when you need to remove the emoji support from WordPress. Don't get me wrong, emoji's are fun and all, but not for every single WP install.
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Contributors and Developers

“Disable Emojis (GDPR friendly)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Change Log

1.7.2

  • Subtle improvement to code cleanliness.
  • Improved documentation regarding GDPR issues.

1.7.1

  • Added GDPR friendly label on advice from Ipstenu.

1.7

  • Removed DNS prefetch URL again.
  • This time using simple string check rather than relying on internal WordPress filters.

1.6

  • Removed DNS prefetch URL. Props to Aaron Queen for assisting with this.

1.5.3

  • Catering to new DNS prefetch URL in version 4.7 of core

1.5.2

  • Improved documentation.
  • Removed redundant dns prefetching. Thanks to Milan Dinic for the pull request.

1.5.1

  • Updating documentation.

1.5

  • Catering for invalid $plugin array.

1.4

  • Updating to use Otto’s code.

1.3

Removing extraneous styles.

1.2

Bug fix.

1.1

Updating to work with latest beta.

1.0

Initial release.