You can manage your smilies using this panel. The smilie images can be arranged in groups, or categories.
The above image shows a list of your smilie categories. By default there will be only one - Generic Smilies. As you add more categories, they will be listed there.
This column tells you the name of each category. You can click on the category name to view which smilies are in it, after which you can edit or delete a smilie and update its display order. See below for more information*.
This column tells you how many images are in the corresponding category.
- Display Order
This column tells you the display order of each smilie category. The display order is used to order the smilie category listing in this Smilie Manager as well as how it is displayed on your forums. You can update the display orders shown on this page by changing the number values and clicking the [Save Display Order] button.
On the right side you will find several options for each smilie category.
- The [Mass Move] link takes you to a page where you can select a new category for each smilie in the corresponding category and submit the changes all at once.
- The [View] link does the same thing as clicking on the category name to the left, it takes you to a page where you can view all smilies in the corresponding category.
- The [Edit] link allows you to edit the title and display order of the corresponding category.
- The [Delete] link takes you to a page where you can delete the corresponding category and all of its smilies or mass move the categories smilies to another category and then delete the original category.
Click on the [Add New Smilie Category] link to add new new smilie category. The Add New Smilie Category form has two fields: Title and Display Order. Enter the title for the new category in the Title field. If you don't know the number for the display order than you can leave this empty. Then press the [Save] button to add this new smilie category. You will then return to the initial overview of all the smilie categories.
Click on the [Show All Smilies] link to load a page from where it will display all the smilies from all the categories. On this page you can also edit and delete a smilie.
*Smilie Category Content Listing
When clicking on the name of a Smilie Category, you will open a new page with the list of smilies in that category. The screenshot below shows the default ‘Generic Smilies’ category listing:
<<<Screenshot of the Generic Smilies listing>>>
Each smilie on this page has the following options:
This option allows you to edit an existing smilie and change its:
The title of the image as shown when a user hover’s over the smilie
- Text to Replace
This is what the user will type to have transformed into a smilie. For example :) or :( - keep in mind, this is case-sensitive. S:) and s:) are not the same thing.
- Smilie File Path
The path to the image relative to the core/ directory
- Smilie Category
The category you wish to move the image to - leave as it to remain in the category being edited.
- Display Order
This determines the order in which images are shown on the smilie pop-up within the editor. For more information, see the Smilies Display Order article.
This option allows you to delete a smilie from the current category being viewed.
- Display Order
The text box determines the order in which images are shown on the smilie pop-up within the editor. For more information, see the Smilies Display Order article.