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 yer done!

Visit the Disable Emojis plugin for more information.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

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 yer done!

Visit the Disable Emojis plugin for more information.

Reviews

Works as promised, code looks good

This plugin works as advertised. I used it to prevent double emojis from showing up—unfortunately, when you include an emoji, the WordPress emoji scripts load a second emoji right after it, so you see double emoji, and if your images are displayed block you’ll see the second emoji on a new line.

I also took a look at the plugin’s source code and it looks good—just the bare minimum required to do what it says.

I would highly recommend this plugin if you like to put in your own emojis and aren’t worried about supporting older devices that do not have emojis.

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

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.