How to use Smileys in WordPress?

Smileys are digital icon or a sequence of keyboard symbols that represents the facial expression in a web like smiling face :). We also know this as emoticons. At present, we used blogs, websites and chat etc to express our feelings or emotion and every person use smileys to chat. Skype, Facebook etc are using lots of smiles and users use these smileys. WordPress is a CMS which also uses smileys in post, pages and comment. We can add different smileys in Posts, pages and comments with the typing some keys from keyboard. WordPress converts these codes into respective smileys faces.

We can easily turn on or off smileys in WordPress through wp-admin. If you want to turn off the smileys from WordPress and just want to show normal plain text then you should follow the below steps.

  1. Go to your Admin Panel
  2. Select Setting > Writing
  3. In the Formatting section, uncheck the box for “Convert emoticons like 🙂 and 😛 to graphics on display”