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 😉


  2. Mona

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


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    Caution, plugin Emoji Autocomplete Gutenberg is outdated as per wordpress.org notice and not compatible to current WordPress core.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


    • 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.


  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.


    • 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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