Six WordPress Smiley plugins for comment and blog post

By Sidharth | Features

Using smilies/emoticons on your blog post and for your readers who comment in the comment section is the best way to bring life to the talks. Smileys expresses the mood, perhaps this the only way to make your voice count.

For me “A Smiley speaks a thousand words.” Now, not every smiley is a smiley face, there are emoticons which expresses emotions. For instance, this one 🙁

What exactly is an Emoticon? Smiley/emoticon is a type of symbol or combination of symbols which is used to convey the emotional content in written or message form.


Here are the list of some good WordPress smiley which will be useful for both commenting and blog posting:

1. Yahoo / Msn Smiley plugin – This plugin has around 150+ smilies (including msn and yahoo smilies) which will integrate in your comment section of WordPress. This plugin replaces the default wordpress smiley but the installation guide is a bit tricky.

If you are able to do this on your blogging platform, then pat your back, because these are some hilarious smileys.


2. LMB box Smiley plugin – LMB Box Smileys lets you add a button to the Comment Quicktags Menu, or you can even add smileys manually by placing a code in your comment.php file.

Once you click on the button/link, a popup window opens a set of smiley — choose the emoticon you want and throw in your expressive comment.

3. Wp Grin plugin – Many folks use wp-grin plugin as provides simple clickable smilies for both the post form in the admin panel of WordPress. Does a great job!

4. Smiley JS button – compatible with WP 2.2.x on all setups. Though they no longer provide support, the plugin has smiley which look like the default WP smiley faces. Update: Plugin no longer available.

5. Chinese emoticon plugin – Extraordinary plugin! This plugin serves crazy little animated emoticon. I don’t know why the developer has named this plugin “Chinese,” but the emoticons are funny Update: Plugin link no longer valid.


6. Smiley Themer plugin (Recommended) – Imagine if you have 14 sets of smilies in a single WordPress plugin and you can switch to the other set with a click of a button – Wow! This is what the plugin does, and it is by far the best smiley plugin I have used on WordPress platform.

So, that’s about it, guys! What are your favorite plugin that you have been using on your blog? Let me know through your comment.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(34) comments

Mike August 24, 2010

really very good i like it 🙂

nuwa February 21, 2010

hi, thank you. i like this post. I’m newbie in blogging, worth to try.

FaS November 23, 2009

LOVELY post. I've been trying to add even more personality to my posts and this has been something I've thought about for some time.

    Sidharth November 26, 2009


    I am glad you liked the post! 🙂

FaS November 23, 2009

DUDE, nice post!

Remaja Helda August 8, 2009

Thank youu…
I would take some cute smiley for my new blog.

Once again, thanks…

raja March 26, 2009

thanks brother

raja March 26, 2009

Nice Smiley plugin

dawiecool March 18, 2009

thanks bro..
saya mau coba dulu.. berhasil apa gak di blog saya..

Urdu Sms March 3, 2009

Great………… thanks man………………………………………..

VarietyArticle Team February 11, 2009

Cool smile! I have install this in my blog!


thanks.. for your plugin..

Tep January 9, 2009

Man noone of the above plugins you recommend works

p@r@noid January 9, 2009

you got a nice blog here and Im impressed by your work!
Let me know if I can be of any help anytime.

ReobeTigoffed December 20, 2008

Qualitative resource

Ulmccirf December 13, 2008


Sikh Boy December 12, 2008

Cute plugins of smileys. I got what i needed..

ranyliq December 7, 2008

Thanks so much, i need this 🙂


Realy excelent blog and comments. Thanks and best regards from Private Krankenversicherung

aaheroe September 3, 2008

i also found cute and funny smiley plugin ( paopaobing smiley )

download here :

Haris June 19, 2008

That’s a nice list. I never knew there were so many plugins to replace smileys in WordPress. The only one I know is WP Grins. Thanks for the list.

rgbconnections June 5, 2008

Cool. 🙂

battery June 2, 2008

There are actually a few different ones out there. I have been giving this software a go and see how it pans out.

You have a great site and i return to it ever now and then as i find the time.

vasya_yrk May 27, 2008

Hello All! Very nice JOB!!!

Discover May 26, 2008

I was searching for ‘Msn Discover’ at google and found your post named ‘dpress Smiley plugins for comment and blog post |’ in search results. Not very relevant result, but still interesting to read.

Sidharth May 25, 2008

@Elle – Hey thanks for your awesome comment.Also thanks for that cool smilies 🙂

@Rick – I never knew that you were the author of smiley plugin,I am happy that i reviewed your smiley plugin :-0

@Joyce Sanders – Thanks for calling it as “Neat info”. I am really happy 🙂

Joyce Sanders May 24, 2008

Gosh! Did not know there were that many out there! Thanks for the share. Great to have some neat info. like that.

Best Regards,

Joyce Sanders

Rick May 24, 2008

Thanks for blog about my plugin & for your kind words! 🙂

elle May 24, 2008

haha.. you funny guy!!!

Thanks for the info there. pretty cool 🙂

thanks for the comment as well… much appreciated!!

Sidharth May 24, 2008

@Siddharth – thanks 🙂

@Silki – I said this is a bit tricky task,i am poor in coding (infact i don’t know anything)

Also i have installed Smiley Themer plugin,lets see if my frnd helps me to get the smilies in the comment area ..

Thanks for the comment!

Silki May 24, 2008

Nice share.
But I don’t find any smily here in your comment section. 😉

Siddharth May 24, 2008

Nice list rockmoon 😀

Sidharth May 24, 2008

@Banago – 🙂 My pleasure !

BANAGO May 24, 2008

Hi there Sid,

Thanks for commenting in my blog and thanks for sharing with us this nice collection of plugins.

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