Smilies, also known as “emotions”, are glyphs used to convey emotions in your writing. They are a great way to brighten up your posts.
If you want to attract more visitors to comment on your blog, adding smilies is an effective method.
Here is the screenshots in comment area of my blog:
For more information about smilies of WordPress, I strongly recommend you to check WordPress Codex at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies.
There are different ways to to add your own smilies to your WordPress blog, and in the post I will introduce 2 of them.
1. WordPress Plugins
Also, you can add smilies when posting in WordPress dashboard:
There are many other WordPress smilies plugins, and you can choose any of them if you like.
2. Using a simple php script
Many other bloggers, just like me, don’t like using plugins but want to customize your WordPress themes.
Usually, a WordPress plugin may increase your MySQL database size, so not using a plugin is a good habit.
Now, let me tech you how to do it without a WordPress plugin.
First, download this php sript:
smiley.php to your
themes folder, such as
Now, go to your WordPress dashboard to edit comments.php of your themes ( appearance ), insert this line where you find textarea in your comments.php:
<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/smiley.php’); ?>
( Normally insert it below or above these code: textarea name=”comment” )
So easy, isn’t it?
This simple php script is modified by Willin Kan.
3. Download QQ Emotions files
You may notice that the smilies images on my blog are special, it is from Tencent (QQ.COM, a famous Chinese IM software).
Now you can download it from my blog:
V1 Round Face (from original QQ)
V2 Square Face
(Replace the image files in
Click Here to Read the Chinese Version of this post.