How to Remove Emoji Scripts from WordPress Head

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Are you looking for a way to remove all traces of emoji script from WordPress head? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to remove emoji scripts from WordPress head.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

remove_action( 'wp_head', 'print_emoji_detection_script', 7 );
remove_action( 'wp_print_styles', 'print_emoji_styles' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 50+ best WooCommerce themes for your online store and how to create a WordPress donation form.

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  1. purohitsforpooja August 29, 2023 at 10:48 am

    This tutorial on removing emoji scripts from the WordPress head is a real lifesaver for website owners looking to streamline their site’s code. Emojis may seem fun, but they can bloat your website’s loading time. The step-by-step instructions provided here are clear and easy to follow, making it an excellent resource for optimizing WordPress performance.

  2. Nice Worked for me. Thank You So much.

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  3. Marie Genzelberger June 19, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Hi Debjit, thanks for this helpful article on disabling the smilies within WordPress! While searching for a way to disable all(!) the styles and scripts, I came across this tiny but efficient plugin: Really Disable Emojis – I am using this plugin on several client websites now, it does not need any configurations, just install and activate.

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