How to change WordPress emoticons

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<p> If you like to customize your site one of the possibilities is to change <a href= the default emoticons that come with WordPress to do it is very simple .

There are many collections out there of smileys (emoticons) that you can download and install in your WordPress to give your site a special and different touch.

To achieve this you only have to replace the existing ones, located in the folder ' / wp-includes / images / smilies / 'by others to your liking, here are a few collections:

As you may have noticed, in some packs I indicate that you must change the names of the files to those with WordPress by default. Now, you can modify this and let WordPress recognize your emoticons, or even add new ones, by editing the file ' functions.php ' located in the folder ' / wp-includes / 'that, from line 4,000, offers you the codes that you can modify, changing these lines or adding new ones:

': mrgreen: '=>' icon_mrgreen.gif ',
': neutral:' => 'icon_neutral.gif',
': twisted:' => 'icon_twisted.gif',
': arrow:' => 'icon_arrow.gif',
': shock:' => 'icon_eek.gif',
': smile:' => 'icon_smile.gif',
': ???:' => 'icon_confused.gif',
': cool:' => 'icon_cool.gif',
': evil:' => 'icon_evil.gif',
': grin:' => 'icon_biggrin.gif',
': idea:' => 'icon_idea.gif',
': oops:' => 'icon_redface.gif',
': razz:' => 'icon_razz.gif',
': roll:' => 'icon_rolleyes.gif',
': wink:' => 'icon_wink.gif',
': cry:' => 'icon_cry.gif',
': eek:' => 'icon_surprised.gif',
': lol:' => 'icon_lol.gif',
': mad:' => 'icon_mad.gif',
': sad:' => 'icon_sad.gif',
'8-)' => 'icon_cool.gif',
'8-O' => 'icon_eek.gif',
':-(' => 'icon_sad.gif',
':-)' => 'icon_smile.gif',
': -?' => 'icon_confused.gif',
':-D' => 'icon_biggrin.gif',
':-P' => 'icon_razz.gif',
': -o' => 'icon_surprised.gif',
': -x' => 'icon_mad.gif',
': - |' => 'icon_neutral.gif',
';-)' => 'icon_wink.gif',
'8)' => 'icon_cool.gif',
'8O' => 'icon_eek.gif',
':(' => 'icon_sad.gif',
':)' => 'icon_smile.gif',
':?' => 'icon_confused.gif',
': D' => 'icon_biggrin.gif',
': P' => 'icon_razz.gif',
': o' => 'icon_surprised.gif',
': x' => 'icon_mad.gif',
': |' => 'icon_neutral.gif',
';)' => 'icon_wink.gif',
':!:' => 'icon_exclaim.gif',
':?:' => 'icon_question.gif', 

And if, in addition, you want to modify the CSS by default of the emoticons either because you want to adapt new emoticons to the template or to customize them to your liking, you have to use the CSS class called wp-smiley. By default your template will show something similar to this:

 .post img {
    float: left;

But this CSS affects all the images. If you want to use a different CSS we apply the class wp-smiley adding a new class, like this:

 img.wp-smiley {
    float: none;

For example. Here you are the one who decides how to show the emoticons.

The entry How to change the WordPress emoticons first published Fernando Tellado in Help WordPress . Do not copy content, do not say anything good about you to your readers.

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