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Tango/GNOME Smilies


Replace the blocky default (GIF) smilies with beautiful Tango/GNOME (PNG) smilies.

If you want to use this plugin with a version of WordPress prior to 2.8, please use version 2.0.


  • Before -- yucky!
  • After -- hooray!


WordPress and WordPress MU:

  1. Unpack the plugin into /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

WordPress MU for all users:

  1. Unpack the plugin into /wp-content/mu-plugins/.
  2. Make a symlink to tango-smilies.php in the mu-plugins directory.


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Contributors and Developers

“Tango/GNOME Smilies” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change Log


  • As of WordPress 2.8.1-beta2, we can now use ‘/’ in a smiley. For example: ‘:-/’