WordPress 4.2 Adds Emoji Support That Breaks Smileys

wordpress 4.2 emoji breaks smiley shortcodes

Received a WordPress 4.2 update notification when logging into my admin As usual i hit the update button and WordPress 4.2 was installed without a hitch, or at least i thought so. Using Firefox browser i switched to my blog’s front end. On the home page i saw a light gray emoji where a yellow wink smiley once was. Using Google chrome browser a tiny black X can be seen where my wink smiley once was. Internet Explorer displays the light gray emoji the same as Firefox. Not knowing what…

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