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Another goofy example is emojis. WordPress provides full support for the capture and storage of emojis as well as a compatibility layer using the Twemoji project. This layer replaces raw emojis in content with hosted images on The pizza emoji becomes this in the feed.

Jeremy, I was reading your discussion of Emojis and wondering what you process was to implement Tweoji exactly? I have tried in vain to implement :shortcode: rather than depend upon copying or inserting images. I know Chris Beckstrom has achieved this, however I did not have so much luck.
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I’ve found a few instances in which will apparently fail to send a webmention (and/or fail to find a target) when the original URL contains an emoji(s). I’d suspect it’s a quirky encoding issue of some sort. I’m sure I’ve seen this issue before on Instagram where it’s probably more likely as the result of emojis in Instagram “titles” when using PESOS methods. When I subsequently remove the emoji from the permalink, and reprocess Bridgy then has no problem finding the URL and sending the webmention. So at least there’s a “fix” on the user’s side for those experiencing this issue, but only if they’re aware it exists and have the means of executing it. Example of failed webmention: (I’ll note that it’s also got a fragment # in the URL, but don’t think this is a part of the issue) Original: F0%9F%93%85-virtual-homebrew-website-club-meetup-on-may-15-2019/?replytocom=262215#respond Syndicated copy that was liked:

This issue with webmentions and emojis is the reason when I manually set each slug, because what I was finding was that my posts were not pinging. However, when I used the permalink then it worked. For example:

Rather than:

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:synth: !!! working on adding custom emoji to my wordpress site… if I type `:synth:` it should be converted into a little image of a synthesizer, like this: :synth: (hopefully it works). What happens if this also gets posted to my Pleroma instance?

This is something that I would love to add to my site. Instead of pasting in the emoji I could write :thump_up: and it would translate. In part I have never really had the time to dig in. Did you add something to your child theme?
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Depending on where you’re syndicating to and why, one could consider leaving some of these default sidebar widgets in their installation. Some folks, Aaron Davis comes quickly to mind, add titles (sometimes with emoj…