The other night I installed WordPress. While writing my first blog post I wanted to put an emoji in the content. I opened a new browser tab and googled “100 emoji” just to copy and paste a character, like a schlub. This process has got to end.
I’m pleased announce the release of my new WordPress plugin Super Emoji Plus+, which makes it easy to insert emoji into your WordPress content. 😎
After you install, click the Emoji button in the Editor to bring up a contextual menu to select your emoji. You can type to search for an emoji (it uses Emoji annotations for the search completion), and navigate results with the arrow keys. Click on a character or hit Enter to insert it into the content, and press escape when you’re done.
Or, while you’re writing in the editor, type a colon and a word for an emoji (like “:airplane”). The menu with search results will come up inline.
The plugin is in beta, so if you have any problems let me know on Github! 💁