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Font Emoticons

Description

Replaces WordPress’ smileys (based on images) with font-based emoticons (see screenshots). Font-based emoticons have some advantages:

  • They have the same size as the surrounding text. No more distorting the heights of lines containing smileys/emoticons. They always fit the font size.
  • They have the same color as the surrounding text.

The following emoticons are supported:

  • :) :-) (-: (: :smile:
  • :( :-( :sad:
  • ;) ;-) :wink:
  • :P :-P :razz:
  • -.- -_- :sleep:
  • >:) >:-) :devil: :twisted:
  • :o :-o :eek:
  • 8O 8o 8-O 8-o :shock: (No special icon for “shock” yet. Using “eek” instead.)
  • :coffee:
  • 8) 8-) B) B-) :cool:
  • :/ :-/
  • :beer:
  • :D :-D :grin:
  • x( x-( X( X-( :angry:
  • :x :-x :mad: (No special icon from “mad” yet. Using “angry” instead.)
  • O:) 0:) o:) O:-) 0:-) o:-) :saint:
  • :'( :'-( :cry:
  • :shoot:
  • |) :squint:
  • ^^ ^_^ :lol:

The following general purpose icons are supported:

  • :thumbs: :thumbsup:
  • :thumbsdown:
  • <3 :heart:
  • :star:
  • (/) (ok sign)
  • (x) (cancel)
  • (i)
  • (?)
  • (+)
  • (-)

Notes:

  • Emoticons/Icons must be surrounded with spaces (or other white space characters); e.g. the emoticon in that:)smile won’t be replaced.
  • Emoticons/Icons won’t be replaced in HTML tags nor inside of <pre> or <code> blocks.

Use In Themes/Plugins

Font Emoticons are supported in most places where user defined text is displayed. However, there may be places in a
plugin or theme that are not supported by Font Emoticons.

In these cases, just apply the filter wp_font_emots_replace to the text that should display Font Emoticons.

For example, you would change the following PHP code:

<?php echo get_the_author_meta( 'description' ); ?>

to this code:

<?php echo apply_filters('wp_font_emots_replace', get_the_author_meta( 'description' )); ?>

That’s it.

Font Licenses

The emoticons used in this plugin are based on the fonts “Fontelico” and “Font Awesome”.

Fontelico

Copyright (C) 2012 by Fontello project

Author: Crowdsourced, for Fontello project
License: SIL (http://scripts.sil.org/OFL)
Homepage: http://fontello.com

Font Awesome

Copyright (C) 2012 by Dave Gandy

Author: Dave Gandy
License: SIL (http://scripts.sil.org/OFL)
Homepage: http://fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome/

Screenshots

  • Available emoticons.
  • Emoticon comparison.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the font-emoticon directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Reviews

gerat

great plugin, easy to set up (actually its just the installation) and works without any conflict. Thanks, great job!

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Contributors & Developers

“Font Emoticons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4.1

  • Feature: Added general purpose filter called wp_font_emots_replace. This filter can be used to replace emoticons in places not supported by this plugin.

1.4.0

  • Feature: Implemented rudimentary bbpress support. I don’t use bbpress, so some parts may still no display emoticons correctly. (issue #10)
  • Feature: Emoticons are now also replace in the text sidebar widget.
  • Fix: emoticons.css no longer gets an unnecessary ?v= parameter attached (WordPress does this automatically on its own); also made the style’s name more unique so that it’s less likely to conflict with other plugins.
  • Fix: Replaced usage of internal constant WP_PLUGIN_URL with plugins_url()

1.3.1

  • Fix: Self closing span (<span/>) seems to be invalid in some cases. Replaced it with regular <span></span> (issue #8)

1.3

  • Feature: New emoticon “squint”: |) or :squint:
  • Feature: Added some general purpose icons like <3 (heart) or :thumbsdown: (:thumbsup: got changed to icon from emoticon)
  • Change: PHP 5.3 is now required
  • Change: “devil” and “eek” got more text representations; “smile” now also supports the Australian version (-:
  • Change: Made font and css classes more unique so that they don’t interfer with other icon fonts (issue #7)
  • Fix: Multiple consecutive emoticons are now parsed correctly (issue #5); emoticons surrounded by HTML tags (like <li>:)</li>) are now parsed correctly.
  • Fix: Wider emoticons now flow correctly with surrounding text (no longer overlap it) (issue #4)

1.2

  • Emoticons are now supported in comments and excerpts. (issue #1)

1.1

  • Emoticons are no longer replaced in URLs. Instead they now require surrounding white space.
  • Emoticons at the beginning and the end of posts are recognized now.

1.0

  • First release.