Disabling Emojis In WordPress

Back in WordPress 4.2, they added emoji into WordPress – which I think is one of the loveliest things in the world 🙂

Unfortunately, YSlow does not… those lovely little emoji take up some precious HTTP requests – one of WordPress’ biggest challenges can be that it comes with so much overhead – which can slow down your load time quite a bit!

Thankfully, they’re super easy to remove:
Disable emojicons introduced with WP 4.2 

Between turning off the emoji and disabling Jetpack (sorry Jetpack!), my YSlow speed went up by almost 10% to an 81 🙂


To be fair to Jetpack, it is a pretty nifty plugin – I just wasn’t using it for anything on this site :p

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WordPress: Customizing the Admin Menu

There’s lots of great reasons great reasons to customize the Admin Menu in WordPress. Here’s a couple of methods to do that:
1.  Use a plugin like:
2.  Modify your functions.php file (usually located in wp-content/themes/theme_name/):
3.  Make a Plugin to do this:

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