Emoticon Preferences

This section of the Control Panel allows you to define preferences for your Emoticon module. Smileys are graphical representations of commonly used "emoticons", such as :-). When smileys are turned on, the system will display a small graphic of a smiley-face instead of the emoticon text.

Main Screen

The main Emoticon Preferences screen shows a table of the preferences. All the emoticon preferences are set via this screen.

Emoticon Preferences main screen

Display Smileys?

With this preference you can choose whether or not the special codes for smileys are rendered as graphics on your site. If this preference is set to "No" then the actual code such as :-) or :lol: will be displayed instead of the graphic.

URL to the directory containing your smileys

This setting specifies the URL of the directory where you have your smiley graphics located. This setting will automatically be filled in with the default location for installation, so you should only need to change it if you have altered where your smiley graphics are stored.