Emoji Feature Plugin for 4.2

It’s time for a weekend fun feature! Now that #21212 is complete, WordPress kind of supports Emoji (for the 60% of WordPress sites using MySQL 5.5+, and the 30-40% (by usage) of browsers that natively display Emoji – including when Chrome for OS X adds support in the next month or so).

In order to complete this support, I’ve created a feature plugin called x1f4a9, which makes use of Twitter’s Open Source twemoji icon set, the same as WordPress.com recently added.

I’ve added a few tickets to the Github project, feel free to add any others you think of, and pull requests are always welcome! If you’d like to test the plugin, daily builds are available from the plugin repo.

(And if you’re using MySQL older than 5.5, please pay special attention to this ticket.)

#emoji, #feature-plugins, #kickoff, #updates, #x1f4a9