Insert Special Characters


Ever wanted to add a special character while working within the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg) and suddenly find yourself longing for the days of the Classic Editor and the Special Character inserter? Well long no more, the Insert Special Characters plugin is here to ease your publishing woes!

Note: you can display the popover via the ctrl/cmd + o keyboard shortcut.

Development takes place in the GitHub repository.

Technical Notes


  • Example of inserting a special character.


  1. Install the plugin via the plugin installer, either by searching for it or uploading a .zip file.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Use Insert Special Characters!


Thank You! It solves a big problem in Gutenberg, which misses this function!
Thank you for this great plugin! WHY special characters are STILL absent from the Gutenberg WordPress editor -- though it has been requested numerous times -- is quite the annoyance. This plugin is perfect! Thanks again!
This is perfect for me. Thanks for developing it!If there was an option to move it to the main toolbar without the need to use the dropdown, it would be a six-star product
This functionality has been missed and was surprised that it was omitted from Gutenberg. But, these folks did a great job. I loaded it to two sites and then edited posts adding special characters easily. Martin's suggestions about the location of the icon and automatically sorting by most used is on target. I join him in asking for those improvements. Mostly, I want to say thank you!!!
This plugin adds a much needed functionality to the Gutenberg editor, and it works fine. To make it perfect for me it should be placed directly in the toolbar (not in a toolbar dropdown) and have a "last used" palette.
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Változási napló


  • Changed: Relicensed from MIT to GPLv2
  • Fixed: Hook on enqueue_block_editor_assets so script is only enqueued in editor (props @adamsilverstein, @josch87)
  • Fixed: Register text domain to ensure translations can be loaded (props @ocean90)
  • Fixed: Bump WordPress version “tested up to” 5.3 (props @adamsilverstein)
  • Fixed: Documentation and credits (props @jeffpaul)


  • Added: Documentation for keyboard shortcut (props @mrwweb, @jeffpaul)
  • Fixed: Ensure character map appears as expected in Firefox (props @adamsilverstein)


* Initial plugin release 🎉
* Wrap React Character Map in a Gutenberg Popover (props @adamsilverstein)
* Plugin header and icon images (props @dillonmccallum)