A little while ago I wrote a plugin for Jekyll that helps enabling Emoji on sites generated by Jekyll. It is really easy to use - just grab a copy of the plugin and copy two files over to your Jekyll project.
Today, I am taking the easiness of using this plugin to a new level. Emoji for Jekyll is now available as a Ruby Gem.
If you are using or planning to use Emoji for Jekyll, I encourage you do the following:
Install the emojiforjekyll gem:
gem install emoji_for_jekyll
Remove the older version of Emoji for Jekyll from the
_plugins directory. You can remove
Enable the new Emoji for Jekyll in
All the existing APIs are still working. You can go ahead and include something like
:laughing: in your posts and expect beautiful emojis!