Did you know that you are loading a bunch of emojis on your WordPress website even if you don’t use them?
If you aren’t using these fun symbols you need to remove the emoji script from WordPress.
When you turn off the emoji script it will make your page load faster with no loss of functionality for 90% of WordPress websites.
The fact is most people never use the emoji features on WordPress.
At Divi Framework we certainly don’t so I decided to remove emoji script and thought I would do a very quick video tutorial on how to make that happen.
Please note that since I created this tutorial I found I no longer need this script. I am using WP Rocket on my site and it has this feature added in by default so I removed the snippet.
First – Copy the snippet from our GIST
Second – Paste the snippet in your functions.php file for your child theme.
If you don’t have a child theme you should really think about creating one. It will help you maintain your WordPress website and means you can update parent themes with a lower risk of losing your updates or custom edits. In this case you can add this to your functions file for your parent theme but when you update your theme you will lose this change and have to re-implement it.
Three – Enjoy a faster webpage and faster load times.
This is a really simple way to make your site load faster and in a world where every millisecond counts its a quick win for any WordPress website.