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This article was published on April 28, 2015

WordPress now lets you use emoji… even in the URL of your post

WordPress now lets you use emoji… even in the URL of your post
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Emoji support while blogging is something I’ve been waiting for as long as I can remember and it’s finally here.

WordPress 4.2 landed last week and fully supports emoji. If you previously used emoji in a post, like 🍆, WordPress would fail to save the post and in some cases even lose the text you’d written.

With this latest update, you can use emoji essentially anywhere (including in your URL slug, if you dare to try it 🚀).

One word of warning: adding emoji to titles sometimes has unexpected results if your readers aren’t on the latest version of their browser, even though WordPress officially supports it. 💁

WordPress 4.2 adds support for a number of new embed types, such as Tumblr and Kickstarter, which are formatted automatically for inclusion in your posts.

The update also contains some major improvements to the “Press This” feature that allows you to create a post by clicking a button on your bookmarks bar, making it easier to use and far better designed.

Ready to get your emoji on? Just update to WordPress 4.2 by downloading the latest build or hit the update button on your dashboard.

➤ WordPress 4.2 🙌

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