WordPress offers a variety of native smilies automatically generated when you enter the shortcut to which they refer. For example, typing “:)” WordPress will convert the text into an image when the publication of an article for a smiley like this . Here is a simple trick that will allow you to replace default emoticons with your own what is sure to give a more personal character to your site or blog.
We have replaced WordPress custom smilies with some others (actually to deviantArt style):
:) :2cents: Is not these cool to have own set of emoticons? :cool:
(Notice the same emoticons below comment to use)
Now, how to get such? pretty easy.
Step one: Install the required plugin
Step two: Procedure of installation / replacement
Using your favorite FTP client, open the following directory: / wp-includes/images/smilies /
Here are stored the default smilies. It remains for us to replace them with ones of your choice. Above all, do a full backup of the file on your PC case to avoid any inconvenience unexpected.
Two solutions now available to you:
Either you create emoticons one by one by hand or you need to download from the Internet.