We just gave our emoticons a loving redesign. Check them out: they’re sure to bring a smile to your face.
Smile: Our New Emoticons Have Arrived!
Fan of smileys? :) We are. That’s why we just redesigned them to be cleaner, simpler, bigger, more expressive, and modern.
These new smileys are actually vector graphics, so they’ll stay crisp if you zoom in on your page. They’ll also stay sharp on high-resolution mobile displays.
To find out how to use an emoticon appearing in this post, just hover over it and you’ll see which characters produce it. We’re working on expanding our collection, so stay tuned for more smiley fun.
XD >:D :( :'( :| :/ :o :P >:( O_o ^^’ <3
If you’re not a fan of smileys, that’s okay! You can always turn them off and on in your dasbhoard under Settings → Writing. We hope you’ll have fun with these. Smile!
Bonus: We also created a few secret emoticons for you to discover. Good luck finding them! ;)
I like them!!!
I’ve already noticed that. Just saying… ;-)
Joen, you are so 8-)
Awesome!!! I <3 smileys!! :-D :-D :-D
I miss the animation and the crisp look. :roll: does not look like an eyeroll and :shock: does not look shocked and :oops: is just plain red, it doesn’t blush; :evil: and :twisted: look alike and have no personality. In short, I much prefer the old ones. Can I get them back?
So glad the look of the emoticons made it into the 21st century finally! <3
what fun <3
Awesome!! The old ones were kind of getting a bit boring, THANK YOU WORDPRESS! Have re-blogged this onto my site :D
I’ll give you a, “Like,” but, alas, another thing for me to learn………..
Beary nice! :bear:
I like your style, dude. |_|
Thanks WordPress! This is by far, a happy thing! I sure like emoticons. So glad you posted this news about the Smiley Faces and the rest of the emoticons. I am happy to be a WordPress blog author!
Fun! Nice job & thx!
:martini: Cheers! :heart: them! :D
Thanks but no thanks. Much prefer the old ones, and as another commented, these are like Gmail ones – which I dislike.
I love WordPress emoticons. Thank you so much :-)
Men!! Hafta change things just to change it. STOP IT!! It ain’t broke,stop fixin’it.
Give me my old stuff back. I’m 70.5 years old. This is too much to deal with.
Oh please tell me you have a :beer:
Thanks & I Love the heart ♥
Awesome! I won’t remember half of the shortcuts, but cool!
Oh I’m in love with the new emoticons <3
Nice and sleek. I agree with @juppcamper, they do remind me of Google+ emoticons, especially the Google+ Hangouts.
I find myself using these a lot in comments – probably too much. I think this is a really good improvement. Thank you. :)
Looks like the text ones don’t convert. I updated my post, I think I figured them all out now. ;)
See link in my comment above.
Also, WP.com, ’8)’ doesn’t work any more.
Yay!! Let’s all smile :)
Great! These are much better!
Smileys are both boring and mundane. Something more original would have been much nicer.
Oooo! I love smileys (probably to a fault). I just used my first smiley in a draft post and noticed how cool they looked. I may blame WP for my future smiley abuse :) .
I wonder what the hidden smilies are?
Is there anyway of testing?
These are so adorable <3 :D
I hovered over them and nothing happened. What am I doing wrong.
whoo hoo :o
Noticed ‘em right away, and think they’re terrific ! Many thanks ! You’re right: they’re much more expressive … Question: could there be something stuck into our dashboards by way of a legend, please ? :star:
But when I type on my blog it’s still the old smileys :/
its really nice
Yay! Thank you! :burrito:
How fun! :-)
much better than the old ones!!! :)
:bear: we have a bear now too?
I knew those looked new! Love it! I’m fighting just randomly typing things to see if any make one of those secret ones… ahhhhh :wordpress: :sexy: :secret: :yay: :moo: :haha: (hoping one of those worked)
So cute!! <3
Wow I’m <3 it!
Not as good as the old ones IMHO. I appreciate having additional ones, which aren’t hard to do yourself with shortcodes by the way, but the old ones much better reflected the expression they were intended to reflect.
Add me to the short list of people who don’t approve of this change, and it looks like I’ll be using emoticons from other places from this time forward.
really cute! The first I saw was the heart and I was all like “how did I do this? *o* “
that was awesome
They’re so cute! XD
They look exactly the same as any other
These are fantastic! :D
oh i like it <3
i love words more then smileys
I’ve often wondered why people put <3 on Facebook!
What I meant was < 3 (leaving a gap may stop it turning into an emoticon???)
Cute and hilarious. :P :D Brilliant. <3
awesome, will this work on self-hosted as well?
Good :idea: (w)
Awesome! Welcome back to the 90’s! :party: \o/
But seriously, are “alternate” emoticons supported, like those that have a dash or an equal sign as a nose? Thanks!
I like to use a smiley face every now and then but I won’t remember the codes. I have used them on other sites when commenting and I just had to pick a face from a legend. Having a selector, as mentioned above, would work for me. Thanks!
(w) onderful, Joen!
I love my s4 keyboard with these in it. .. ;)🐶🍻🌳🌻🚙🎱
Oh no, the smiley faces on my blogposts are not where they are supposed to be anymore after these changes :( They are all out of place..
Awesome! <3 8-)
Great! This is awesome! XD