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By default, WordPress automatically converts text smileys to graphic images. When you type ;-) in your post you see smile emoticon when you preview or publish your post. 


If you turn off graphic smileys, whatever you type in plain text will remain, and be displayed, as plain text.

  1. Go to your Admin Panel
  2. Select Settings -> Writing
  3. In the Formatting section, uncheck the box for "Convert emoticons like :-) and :-P to graphics on display"

Turning off emoticons means that when you type ;-) in a post you will see ;-) when you preview or publish your post. So it doesn't stop you from using emoticons as plain text. wink emoticon


Smiley images and the text used to produce them*:

icon text text full text icon full text
smile :) :-) :smile:lol :lol:
biggrin :D :-D :grin:redface :oops:
sad :( :-( :sad:cry :cry:
surprised :o :-o :eek:evil :evil:
eek 8O 8-O :shock:twisted :twisted:
confused :? :-? :???:rolleyes :roll:
cool 8) 8-) :cool:exclaim :!:
mad :x :-x :mad:question :?:
razz :P :-P :razz:idea :idea:
neutral :| :-| :neutral:arrow :arrow:
wink ;) ;-) :wink:mrgreen :mrgreen:

* In some instances, multiple text options are available to display the same smiley.

Smileys may have been disabled by your Wordpress admin. Another possibility is the smiley image files have been deleted from /wp-includes/images/smilies. 


If smileys work for others at your site but not for you:

Type a space before and after your smiley text. That prevents the smiley being accidentally included in the text around it. redface emoticon

Make sure not to use quotes or other punctuation marks before and after the smiley text. rolleyes emoticon

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