``` /** * Function to remove the emojis added to WP 4.2 * function and filter taken from Classic Smilies plugin by Samuel Wood (Otto) * * @source: https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-smilies/ */ add_action( 'init', 'so_remove_emojis', 1 ); function so_remove_emojis() { // disable any and all mention of emoji's remove_action( 'wp_head', 'print_emoji_detection_script', 7 ); remove_action( 'admin_print_scripts', 'print_emoji_detection_script' ); remove_action( 'wp_print_styles', 'print_emoji_styles' ); remove_action( 'admin_print_styles', 'print_emoji_styles' ); remove_filter( 'the_content_feed', 'wp_staticize_emoji' ); remove_filter( 'comment_text_rss', 'wp_staticize_emoji' ); remove_filter( 'wp_mail', 'wp_staticize_emoji_for_email' ); add_filter( 'tiny_mce_plugins', 'so_remove_tinymce_emoji' ); } // filter function used to remove the tinymce emoji plugin function so_remove_tinymce_emoji( $plugins ) { return array_diff( $plugins, array( 'wpemoji' ) ); } // Remove DNS prefetch s.w.org (used for emojis) add_filter( 'emoji_svg_url', '__return_false' ); ```