The Smilies Plugin :-)

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.

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

NotationSorted ascending Image Description
8-) :cool: cool cool
8-I B-I :nerd: nerd nerd
(:I :sweat: sweating sweating
:* :-* :kiss: kiss kiss
:& :-& :puke: puke puke
:( :-( :frown: frown, sad smile frown, sad smile
]:) ]:-) >;-) :evilgrin: :devilish: evil grin evil grin
:) :-) :smile: smile smile
>:-) :devil: evil evil
:-X :lipssealed: my lips are sealed my lips are sealed
:? :-? :think: thinking thinking
:@ :-@ :angry: angry angry
:^) :wonder: wondering wondering
:angel: angel angel
:bandit: bandit bandit
:bear: bear, hug bear, hug
:beer: beer beer
:bow: bow bow
:brokenheart: broken heart broken heart
:bug: bug bug
:cake: cake cake
:call: call me back call me back
:cash: cash cash
:clap: clapping hands clapping hands
:coffee: coffee coffee
:D :-D :biggrin: big grin big grin
:dance: dance dance
:doh: :eek: doh doh
:drink: drink drink
:drunk: drunk drunk
:emo: emo emo
:envy: envy envy
:finger: finger finger
:flower: flower flower
:foobar: foobar foobar
:giggle: covered laugh covered laugh
:handshake: handshake handshake
:happy: happy happy
:headbang: :mad: head bang, getting mad head bang, getting mad
:heart: heart heart
:heidy: heidy heidy
:hi: me waving me waving
:hug: bear, hug bear, hug
:I :-I :speechless: indifferent, speechless indifferent, speechless
:love: I love it! I love it!
:mail: mail mail
:makeup: makeup, lips makeup, lips
:malthe: malthe malthe
:mmm: joy joy
:morning: morning morning
:movie: movie, film movie, film
:muscle: muscle muscle
:music: music music
:ninja: ninja ninja
:no: no no
:nod: nod nod
:o :-o :blush: embarrassment, blush embarrassment, blush
:P :-P :p :-p :tongue: stick out tongue stick out tongue
:party: party party
:phone: phone phone
:pizza: pizza pizza
:poolparty: pool party pool party
:priidu: priidu priidu
:punch: punch punch
:rain: rain rain
:rock: rock rock
:rofl: rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
:S :-S :s :-s :confused: :worried: worried, confused worried, confused
:shake: shake shake
:skull: dead, deadly, doom dead, deadly, doom
:smirk: smirk smirk
:smoke: smoke smoke
:star: star star
:sun: sun sun
:swear: swear swear
:talk: talking talking
:tauri: :rolleyes: tauri tauri
:time: time time
:tmi: tmi tmi
:toivo: tovio tovio
:wait: hey, wait a sec hey, wait a sec
:wasntme: oops, wasn oops, wasn't me
:wew: whew whew
:whew: whew whew
:yes: :ok: yes yes
;( ;-( :cry: cry cry
;) ;-) :wink: wink wink
I() I-() :yawn: yawn yawn
I-( :dull: dull dull
I-) :snooze: sleepy, snooze sleepy, snooze

SmiliesPlugin Global Settings

You can override the default settings for the plugin by defining the following preferences.
Preference Meaning Default
SMILIESPLUGIN_TOPIC The name of the topic containing your Smilies. Use format web.topic. SmiliesPlugin
SMILIESPLUGIN_FORMAT 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").
If possible, use single quotes for html attributes

Plugin Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. "Extensions Operation and Maintenance" Tab -> "Install, Update or Remove extensions" Tab. Click the "Search for Extensions" button. Enter part of the extension name or description and press search. Select the desired extension(s) and click install. If an extension is already installed, it will not show up in the search results.

You can also install from the shell by running the extension installer as the web server user: (Be sure to run as the webserver user, not as root!)
cd /path/to/foswiki
perl tools/extension_installer <NameOfExtension> install

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See for more help.

Plugin Info

Change History:  
17 Sep 2015: (2.03) Foswikitask:Item13725: Remove height from css for better compatibilty.
Foswikitask:Item13726: Restore legacy icons to avoid broken links.
25 Jun 2015: (2.02) Foswikitask:Item13475: Restore skull markup. Released with Foswiki 2.0.
27 Feb 2014: modernized code and icon set
05 Oct 2012: use single quotes to enable use of smilies within Macros
05 Dec 2011: Version released with Foswiki 1.1.4. Minor code cleanup.
11 Apr 2011: Version released with Foswiki 1.1.3. Only a minor change related to how the plugin is being upgraded
04 Aug 2010: Foswikitask:Item9415 - Minor documentation updates
20 Sep 2009: Small documentation update. Included with Foswiki 1.0.7
13 Jan 2009: Removed default preferences from this topic
04 Jan 2009: Foswiki version - Fixed the use of SMILIESPLUGIN_TOPIC so you can create your own smily collection that does not get overwritten when upgrading Foswiki
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
Dependencies: None

Related Topics: DefaultPreferences, SitePreferences, Plugins

PackageForm edit

Author ProjectContributor
Version 2.03
Release 17 Sep 2015
Copyright Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Foswiki Contributors. Copyright (C) 2001-2007 Andrea Sterbini, Peter Thoeny, and TWiki Contributors.
License GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Topic revision: r1 - 18 May 2021, UnknownUser
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