The Smilies Plugin :-)

Render smilies as icons, like  :-)  as smile or  :eek:  as eek!


Smilies are common in e-mail messages and bulletin board posts. They are used to convey an emotion, such as a smile :-) or a frown :-( . This plugin automatically converts certain smilies to a nice small icon.

Smilies Table

Here is the list of smilies supported by this plugin. To add others, attach new icons to this topic and tweak the table below.

You typeSorted ascending You see Emotion
8-) cool.gif "cool!"
:( frown.gif "frown"
:) smile.gif "smile"
:-( frown.gif "frown"
:-) smile.gif "smile"
:-D biggrin.gif "big grin"
:-I indifferent.gif "indifferent"
:-p tongue.gif "stick out tongue"
:-X sealed.gif "sealed lips"
:blue: blue.gif "blue"
:confused: confused.gif "confused"
:cool: cool.gif "cool!"
:D biggrin.gif "big grin"
:devil: devil.gif "hehe!"
:devilish: devilwink.gif "hehe! (friendly)"
:eek: eek.gif "eek!"
:green: green.gif "green"
:love: love.gif "I love it!"
:mad: mad.gif "mad!"
:no: no.gif "no"
:o redface.gif "embarrassment"
:ok: thumbs.gif "thumbs up"
:p tongue.gif "stick out tongue"
:red: red.gif "red"
:rolleyes: rolleyes.gif "roll eyes (sarcastic)"
:skull: skull.gif "dead!"
:yellow: yellow.gif "yellow"
:yes: yes.gif "yes"
;) wink.gif "wink"
;-) wink.gif "wink"
 >:-) devil.gif "hehe!"
 >;-) devilwink.gif "hehe! (friendly)"

SmiliesPlugin Global Settings

Plugin settings are stored as preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting write %<plugin>_<setting>%, for example, %INTERWIKIPLUGIN_SHORTDESCRIPTION%

  • One line description, shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Render smilies as icons, like  :-) for smile or  :eek: for eek!

  • The name of the topic containig your Smilies. Default: TWiki.SmiliesPlugin

  • The way the emoticon is displayed. You can use $emoticon (e.g. :D), $url (e.g. %ATTACHURL%/biggrin.gif) and $tooltip (e.g. "big grin").
    Default: <img src="$url" alt="$tooltip" title="$tooltip" border="0" />
      * Set FORMAT = <img src="$url" alt="$tooltip" title="$tooltip" border="0" />

Plugin Installation Instructions

This plugin is installed by default with a TWiki release. You should not need to install the plugin unless it is for an upgrade.

  • Download the ZIP file from the Plugin web (see below)
  • Unzip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
    File: Description:
    data/TWiki/SmiliesPlugin.txt Plugin topic
    lib/TWiki/Plugins/ Plugin Perl module
    pub/TWiki/SmiliesPlugin/*.gif Plugin icon files
  • Visit configure in your TWiki installation, and enable the plugin in the {Plugins} section.
  • Test if the plugin is correctly installed:
  • You will see a series of icons on next line:
    smile smile cool! frown embarrassment big grin wink stick out tongue roll eyes (sarcastic) mad! eek! confused hehe! hehe! (friendly) sealed lips thumbs up yes no I love it! dead! red green

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main.AndreaSterbini, TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Copyright: © 2001-2007 Andrea Sterbini,
© 2001-2011 Peter Thoeny,
© 2001-2011 TWiki:TWiki.TWikiContributor
Plugin Version: 21625 (2012-12-16)
Change History:  
2011-07-09: TWikibug:Item6725: Change global package variables from "use vars" to "our"
2010-09-20: TWikibug:Item6580: Added "red", "yellow", "green", "blue" smilies
2010-05-15: TWikibug:Item6433: Doc improvements; replacing TWIKIWEB with SYSTEMWEB
21 Nov 2007: Doc improvements
16 Mar 2005: Fixed typo "scull"
5 Mar 2005: 1.004 Crawford Currie prepared for Dakar
21 Nov 2004: Added benchmarks (no code changes)
21 Aug 2004: Fixed tooltip for Netscape; added "sealed lips", "thumbs up", "yes" "no", "in love", "skull"
16 Feb 2004: Added "devil" and "devilwink" smilies (by TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie)
26 Feb 2003: Added "indifferent" smilie
20 Oct 2002: Fixed STDERR warning for non-initialized Plugin
20 Apr 2002: Improved performance; removed non-standard Plugin API dependencies; added standard plugin topic content -- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
23 Nov 2001: Added TOPIC and FORMAT setting
10 Jun 2001: Packaged into ZIP
28 Feb 2001: Initial version
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.0
TWiki:Plugins/Benchmark: GoodStyle 96%, FormattedSearch 98%, SmiliesPlugin 96%
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Related Topics: TWikiPreferences, TWikiPlugins

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