Writing & Editing


Note: The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

To use the graphic emoji supported at WordPress.com, go to Settings → Writing in your WP Admin dashboard, and check the box next to Convert emoticons like :-) and :-P to graphics on display.


Here is a list of all the emoji that you can use on WordPress.com:

🙂 :)
😉 ;)
😀 :D
>:D >:D
😦 :(
😥 :'(
😐 :|
:/ :/
😮 :o
😛 :P
😡 >:(
o_O o_O
😎 8-)
^^’ ^^'
😕 :?
🐱 =^-^=
👿 :evil:
😈 :twisted:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
😳 :oops:
🙄 :roll:
💡 :idea:
🐻 :bear:

NOTE: At this time, there is no way to modify the emoji.


WordPress.com also now supports emoji – all of them! They might look familiar. That’s because Twitter has graciously decided to open-source their entire set, allowing anyone to use them. Inserting emoji in your posts is still most easily done on a smartphone or tablet using our WordPress apps, though if you’re antsy to insert new emoji from the comfort of your desktop, you can do so using the following keyboard shortcuts inside the HTML Editor:

Mac users on Yosemite and above can insert an emoji by tapping Command + Control + Space while in the HTML Editor. You should see an emoji selector like this:

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Windows users on version 8 or newer have a special touch keyboard with emoji support.

Windows users on version 7 and below can copy/paste emoji from GetEmoji.com.

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