How to Add Emojis, Smileys and Characters to IDX Website

How to Add Emojis, Smileys and Special Characters to Your WordPress IDX Website

Real estate IDX websites depend on content. And good content has the ability to attract and hold readers.

To spruce up the pages and posts on your WordPress IDX site, you may consider adding emojis, smileys and special characters. These fun elements break up all the text and make your real estate site more approachable. We’ll show you how to add them in this blog post.


WordPress allows you to add emojis directly into the page or post editor. To do this you need to open the emoji keyboard from your desktop.

On Mac you can do this by going to Finder>Edit>Emoji & Symbols. Choose your emoji and drag it into the editor. 

On Windows, right click on the taskbar and select Show Touch Keyboard Button. Click the new keyboard icon in your taskbar and select your emoji.


Smileys are the simple form of emojis consisting of various smiley faces. You can type these directly into the editor using characters and WordPress will automatically convert them to graphics. Here is a list of common smileys you can use on WordPress. 

Add Smileys on IDX Website

Special Characters

To insert special characters, you should first make sure that your editor toolbar is showing all options. To do this, select the toggle icon directly to the left of the [W] button.

Then, select the omega icon for the special characters pane and choose your character.

Add Emoji on WordPress

Emoji on IDX Website

Simply update your post or page and your emojis, smileys and special characters will appear on the front end. Bravo! Your real estate content just got better.


Now you know how to add emojis, smileys and special characters to your WordPress IDX site. Questions or feedback? Leave them in the comments.

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