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Free Custom WordPress Smilies

WordPress Default set of Smilies Custom Aqua Smilies selected for WordPress WordPress comes with the ugliest set of smilies you might have ever seen. They sucks a big time. I searched a way to change the default set with a custom one and came up with the following result: Either I have to use some […]

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Custom Aqua Smilies selected for WordPress

WordPress comes with the ugliest set of smilies you might have ever seen. They sucks a big time. I searched a way to change the default set with a custom one and came up with the following result:

  1. Either I have to use some plugin which allows you to choose a different set of smilies.
  2. Or I have the option of making a backup of the default set and replace the existing one with the custom one.

I found the second method to be the easiest one and I will be sharing the same with all the readers. In this tutorial, I will be explaining how to have custom smilies on wordpress blogs.

BACKUP

Default set of smilies lie in a folder named smilies in the images folder of wp-includes folder. For example: For this blog, the smilies lie in http://blog.ashfame.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/

Before proceeding further, download all the files in smilies folder as a backup via FTP. In case you wish to revert back to the old set of smilies, they will be needed.

PROCEDURE

Now just replace the images in the smilies folder with the images of your image set of smilies and you are done.

Here is a live preview of smilies on my blog: :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โžก ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ™ โ— โ“

If you want this set of smilies for your own blog, then feel free to download it.

DOWNLOAD AQUA SMILIES for WordPress by Ashfame. I am not the creator of these smilies. Contact me if you are the developer.

UPDATE: Smileys will be reset to default when you upgrade your WordPress installation. You will need to upload them again.

22 responses to “Free Custom WordPress Smilies”

  1. Joel says:

    I never liked those default smilies…these look great….

  2. Ashfame says:

    @Madhur, Joel
    Yeah. They are cool. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Thats why I chose them for this blog. Are you going to use them on your blog?

  3. Nirmal says:

    I’ll replace my default ones soon, thanks for this post.

  4. merle says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ thx for sharing
    Happy Valentine’s Day.^^

  5. Yuko says:

    the default is most certainly ‘oldschool’ smilies, yours look a lot nicer. I’ll be borrowing them ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Ashfame says:

    @merle, Yuko
    You are welcome. Keep visiting for more.

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  8. Waqas says:

    cool, i’ve learned a lot from this turtorial and used the smilies on http://www.shockpill.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Ashfame says:

    @Waqas
    Great!
    I visited your site. Try making the pages light. They are too heavy.

  10. Ashfame says:

    UPDATE: Smileys will be reset to default when you upgrade your WordPress installation. You will need to upload them again.

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  12. Inhiffhaura says:

    Cheers!
    I made on photoshop anime myspace pictures.
    take a look at them:
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    Thank you 4 your site ๐Ÿ™‚ xxoxo

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  14. michale says:

    Wow, you rox dude!

    michale.simsons@gmail.com

  15. Afif says:

    Another better way would be that you just change the folder of the old smiley. Then upload the new folder named “smilies” containing the new smilies. Just 2 steps ๐Ÿ™‚
    Easy no ^^

  16. Navjot Singh says:

    Why do all these smileys have right side a bit flat and not rounded as shown in the screenshot? Anyways..just for information – these are Aqua Smileys made by Trazo. I am still looking for the original pack.

    • Ashfame says:

      Right side a bit flat? Didn’t get you buddy.
      Let me know if you find the original pack, I would make more use of it ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Graham says:

    These smilies are awesome!
    So much better than the standard WordPress ones – thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚