Smiley Support

  • Overview

    The Smiley Support module checks the user input text for common smiley characters and turns them into an image.

    The most famous smiley is colon right-parenthesis :) which looks like a smiley face.

    The smiley support module allows you to choose your own smileys and add new ones that fit your community.

    It comes with the option to easily install a default set which can be extended and changed to fit your needs.
  • screenshot of the 'Smiley Browser' tab of the module in the ACP
  • From the Smiley Browser tab of the module in the ACP you can either upload smileys one at a time or load the default set, then change them to suit your needs.
  • screenshot of the smiley browser with the default set loaded in
  • Quota Config

    Now when the editor is viewed in any profile in a quota that has 'Show in Editor' enabled, they will see an extra button in the editor menu with smileys on it
  • screenshot of the Enable Smiley Images Quota Config setting
  • screenshot of the smiley button in the editor
  • Active Text Formatter

    The Quota Config setting will show the smiley button in the editor, but there is also another location you need to know about. "Active Text Formatters"
    ACP -> CORE -> SYSTEM CORE -> QUOTA CONFIG -> ACTIVE TEXT FORMATTERS

    If you enable the "Allow Smileys" in this section then any : ) characters will be turned into :) from text that users type into forums and comments etc.

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