Open Source Emoji for WordPress

I’m sure there are more than enough emoticon and Emoji plugins for WordPress, but as I’ve written before rendering Emoji with your own assets comes with copyright problems. Short version: Apple and Microsoft own the copyright to the Emoji artworks in their operating system fonts.

After successfully creating a web font from the Apache-licensed Android Emoji font and spotting the ace Phantom Open Emoji project, I bundled together a WordPress plugin that can display these icon sets to visitors on any system.

Check out the Open Source Emoji plugin on

There’s work to do as always, but it works! [emoji victory hand]

2 thoughts on “Open Source Emoji for WordPress”

  1. Hi Tim,

    I recently installed this plugin on my blog and everything worked fine. Now I want to remove it since it loads a file called AndroidEmoji.woff that adds 300Kb to the weight of my site. However, even though I disable it, the page is loading it.

    I tried deleting the plugin server physically, but the page still requires AndroidEmoji.woff file and now is worst, because the load of the page stop while is waiting for the .woff file.

    Any idea what’s going on? I need your help. Thank you!

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