WordPress comes with built-in smilies which automatically converts emoticons like 🙂 and 🙁 to graphical images. It’s a great way to convey your emotions in writing and improve your post visually.
By default, whenever you type a smiley text in your post it is converted to a graphic image when you publish your post. However some of us may want to turn off this feature.
To do this, follow the steps given below,
1. Login to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Settings => Writing.
2. Then, Look for Convert emoticons like 🙂 and 😛 to graphics on display and uncheck that option.
3. Finally, Hit ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of page.
To, enable the smilies Check the above option and click “Save Changes” button.