Smilies Themer

Smilies Themer allows you to use smilies (emoticons) themes (or packs) to replace the wordpress default ones.


  • Works (with WordPress 2.2+)
  • Compatible with More Smilies themes packages
  • Options page
  • Multilinguage support


Smilies Themer Toolbar


Drop smilies-themer folder into /wp-content/plugins/ and activate the plug in.


No user interaction needed. Just activate the plugin, select a smilies theme and profit!

Live Demo

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...and much more (themes are customizable & expandable to the infinite and beyond!)


The plugin adds a .wp-smiley class to every smilie.

The following code is recomended (Thanks 0xCAFE):

  1. img.wp-smiley { border:medium none; vertical-align:middle; }


A theme is just a set of emoticons and his corresponding image.

You can add any image, any emoticon, mix them, whatever you want.

Just take a look at any of the included themes to know how make your own.

And if you make one, don't forget to let me know, so I can add a link here.

Current included themes are:

Package Author Description
WordPress Smilies Matt Read The Default WordPress smilies.
Silk Smilies Ricardo González Silk smilies by FamFamFam
Tango Smilies Ricardo González Smilies by Hylke Bons based on Tango Icon Theme
Graemlins For WordPress Kevin Cantrell Extra Icons and Smilies for WordPress.
Julianus, a tribute to Julien Psykotik A WordPress smilies packages.
Kopete Matt Read The Default Kopete smilies.
MSN Messenger Smilies James Noonan The Default MSN Messenger Smilies Smilies - Green Nyssa J. Brown Smilies for WordPress.
Nomicons - The Full Monty Norman Delhey Nomicons - The Full Monty
Phoenity Smilies Robby Colvin Smilies based on Phoenity
Santa Smilies Jason Sutherland A set of Santa smilies from Jason’s Smilies
Yahoo Smilies Matt Read The Default Yahoo Smilies
White Emoticons Ricardo González White Emoticons by Dirceu Veiga
Adium For WordPress 0xCAFE Based on Adiumicons by Oscar Gruno.

Extra Themes

Package Author Description
Big Tango Linux Smilies Mushiku A set of (big) smilies based on the based on Tango Desktop Project
Animals Smilies Pack Nyssa Brown 4 animals (bear, cat, pig and rabbit) available. Original artwork by Nyssa Brown
Xpressions Emoticons Pack Nyssa Brown 4 colour variations available. Original artwork by Nyssa Brown
Pau Emoticons Pack Noktah Hitam Pau Smilies by Noktah Hitam


Currently, Smilies Themes supports the following languages:

To collaborate, just download default.po, translate it and send it to me. Thanks in advance.


Version History

0.5.3 - 2008/02/21

  • Added Italian translation. Thanks to gidibao

0.5.2 - 2008/01/21

0.5.1 - 2007/10/30

  • Added Dutch translation. Thanks to Riaan Los

0.5 - 2007/10/30

  • Added French translation. Thanks to 0xCAFE
  • Added Adium for WordPress smilies pack. Thanks to 0xCAFE

0.4 - 2007/10/28

  • Added German translation. Thanks to Chris
  • Removed self version checker code

0.3 - 2007/09/26

  • Not Beta anymore
  • Added Turkish translation. Thanks to Baris Unver

0.2 Beta - 2007/09/06

  • Fixed & arranged options page
  • Added multilingual support

0.1 Beta - 2007/09/02

  • Initial Release


Matt Read - The plugin is a a crop of his More Smilies (now unsupported), so the major part of the credits goes to him.


This plugin is released in a GPL license.


Suggestion, fixes, rants, congratulations, gifts et al to rick[at] or by my contact page.


Maybe you could be interested in my other plugins: Code