WordPress Santa Smiley!

December 13, 2012 12:22am
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So you noticed that cute, little guy at the end of my last post, did ya?

:santa:

He was actually pretty easy to add to the standard smilies catalog in WordPress!

  1. Just save the image above and upload to /wp-includes/images/smilies/
  2. Then add a new line to the end of the array in /wp-includes/functions.php (assuming WordPress 3.0+; I believe you want /wp-includes/vars.php for earlier versions)
':|' => 'icon_neutral.gif',
';)' => 'icon_wink.gif',
':!:' => 'icon_exclaim.gif',
':?:' => 'icon_question.gif',
':santa:' => 'icon_santa.gif',

Now I should note that if you happen to be using a smilies plugin like I realized that I am here, you’ll likely need to do step #2 in the config file for that plugin instead. I’m using Smilies Themer, so the file I ended up updating was /wp-content/plugins/smilies-themer/default/package-config.php.

You’ll also probably notice that this particular icon is just a tad taller than the standard WordPress smilies, so it tends to throw off line heights if you’re using a default. I thought about scaling it down a bit to try to put it in line with the others, but you can just as easily put it on its own line and it saves you a trip to the Photoshop! Nonetheless, it seemed like a fun, little way to spruce up your WordPress blog around the holidays – enjoy…

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