Keep Emoticons as Text

Description

As of the release of 4.3, WordPress removed the “Formatting” section from the Writing settings. Included in there was the option to turn off WordPress’s default action to convert text emoticons to image smilies. This plugin does the same thing as unchecking the “convert to smilies” box that used to be available via the settings.

Installation

  1. Upload the keep-emoticons-as-text directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Does this add any overhead to WordPress?

No, it’s one line of code. It’s being posted as a plugin for convenience for those who don’t want to edit their theme functions file.

Reviews

April 12, 2017
The super "massive" code of this plugin is, literally, : add_filter( 'option_use_smilies', '__return_false' ); altough for newer PHP 5.3+ I would suggest add_filter('option_use_smilies',function(){ return false; }); I fear the times, when you will have to install separate plugin for every WordPress option...
November 12, 2016
spares me unwanted visual clutter - easy and efficient. Thanks a lot.
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Contributors & Developers

“Keep Emoticons as Text” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.0

  • Initial release