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  1. them.es

    Thanks for the nice review and for the valuable feedback, Justin.
    Emoji Toolbar v1.0.1 has just been released. It adds another Emoji Picker button in the top-level toolbar so no additional dropdown click is required anymore 😉

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  2. Mona

    Amazing plugin, this plugin helped me a lot in making my client website more comprehensive, best emojis plugin for WordPress.

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  3. Claudia Schraber

    Caution, plugin Emoji Autocomplete Gutenberg is outdated as per wordpress.org notice and not compatible to current WordPress core.

    This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
    Tested up to: 5.4.0

    Besides that Emoji Autocomplete Gutenberg includes imges via hardcoded paths to external third party server s.w.org which can not be used in a GDPR compliant way.

    Plugin Emoji Toolbar includes assets in editor from external third party server unpkg.com which also can not be used in a GDPR compliant way.

    These kind of plugins might look nice in the first place but can not really be used in a commercial environment with GDPR policies in place.

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    • them.es

      Thank you for your remarks regarding GDPR compliance.

      You’re right that in its default configuration Emoji Mart accesses https://unpkg.com but only when opening the Emoji Picker in the Block Editor not on the Frontend itself.
      Fortunately accessing the CDN is not a requirement and in the current release (v1.0.3) Emoji Toolbar has been configured to load the “os-specific” native Emojis. A positive side effect is the performance improvement when opening the Picker 😲

      As long as its implemented and configured correctly Emoji Mart should be safe to use – even in privacy concerned environments.
      By the way. Nextcloud which is “GDPR compliant by Design” also includes the Emoji Mart library https://github.com/nextcloud/nextcloud-vue/blob/master/src/components/EmojiPicker/EmojiPicker.vue#L116

      Thanks again for your pointing out your concerns which help to improve the Plugin.

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  4. Otto

    Possibly dumb question, why not use the built in emoji keyboard on your Windows or Mac device? They both have them, just a keystroke away. They work fine, for the most part. They’re super easy on pretty much all phones too.

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    • Justin Tadlock

      Most likely, it’s a discoverability issue. I doubt the average user knows how to pull it up on the laptop/desktop. On Windows, at least, it’s just the Windows logo key + ..

      I’d personally prefer the autocomplete plugin mentioned in the post if it would just put the character instead of the image.

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