Writing & Editing


You can add emojis — small digital images or icons used to express an idea or emotion — to your WordPress.com pages and posts.  

For best performance, we use the system emoji where available. When the viewer’s device does not support the latest emoji, WordPress.com uses Twiemoji, Twitter’s open-source emoji.

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How to Insert Emoji

On a computer, you can use the built-in emoji keyboard of your operating system.

Adding emoji on Mac computers

Mac users (Yosemite OS and above) can insert an emoji by tapping Command + Control + Space while in the editor. You should see an emoji selector as shown in the image on the right.

Adding emoji on Windows computers

Windows users on version 8 or newer have a special touch keyboard with emoji support. On the keyboard, press and hold the Windows button and either the period (.) or semicolon (;) until you see the emoji picker appear.

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

You can insert emojis in your pages and posts on a smartphone or tablet using our WordPress apps.

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Convert Emoticons to Emoji

WordPress.com sites can also convert many emoticons to emojis.

If you have a WordPress.com Business or eCommerce plan site with plugins installed, emoticons are converted to emoji automatically. The steps below do not apply.

To convert emoticons into graphic emoji, go to My Site(s) → WP Admin → Settings → Writing in your WP Admin dashboard. Check the box next to Convert emoticons like :-) and :-P to graphics on display.

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)

List of Emoticons that Convert to Emoji

Here is a list of all the emoticons that convert to emoji:


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