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[Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« on: April 13, 2007, 04:45:44 pm »
READ FIRST!
This Guide shows you only how to REPLACE your smileys with smileys located on your Photobucket Account.
You can REPLACE the current smileys only - you cannot add more.
If you want the ability to upload smileys to your forum purchase the Custom Smiley Upgrade via Admin > Adfree & Upgrades
Do NOT use this Guide if you have purchased the Custom Smiley Upgrade
Use this Guide instead: Custom Smileys Help
       



How to Replace your Smileys
This Guide will walk you through the steps to do this.   It is important that you follow every step in the Guide exactly.


IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS:    
Read the TROUBLESHOOTING section at the bottom of this post and doublecheck your work before asking for support.



Step 1:
  
  • Go to Admin > Smileys and Message Icons > Settings
    Put a checkmark in:  Enable Customized Smileys
    Click Save Settings.






  • Admin > Smileys and Message icons > Edit Smileys  
    Write down the filenames you see there.
    for example:afro.gif  angel.gif angry.gif  azn.gif cheesy.gif  



    After you have written down all of the filenames rename your smileys to the same names you just wrote down.
    Your new smileys MUST be named the exact same names as the smileys that exist on your forum.



Step 2:

  • Now you need a host for your smileys. Photobucket works very well for this.
    Use your exisiting Photobucket acct, or make one if you do not have one.

    At Photobucket make an album to place your smilies in.  
    NOTE: The name you choose for the album will also be the name of your new smiley set
    Upload the smileys into the album.


Step 3:

  • Admin Panel > Smileys, and Message Icons.  (Picture below)

    1.  Click on the Smiley Sets Tab.
    2.  Click on the New Smiley Set Button.
    3.  In the Name box put the name of the album you created at Photobucket.
    4.  In the url box put the exact same name.
    5.  Check mark the Default Smiley Set box.
    6.  Click Save Changes.





Step 4:

  • Click the Settings tab.   (picture below)
    1.  In the box for Base url:   Put your photobucket address.  
    NOTE:   Leave OFF the album name.  It only needs to know your Photobucket address.
    If your smileys are in  http://myphotobucketaccount/myname/mysmileys  
                    then put only http://myphotobucketaccount/myname   in as the base url
    IMPORTANT:  Be sure there are no spaces before or after the url when you paste it into the box.
    click Save Changes.

    2.  Click the Settings tab again.
    3.  Choose the smileyset in the Default Smiley Set dropdown box:  (the name of the album you created)
    4.  Click Save


Step 5:

  •  Click  Current Theme
    Select default smiley set for this theme :    Choose your new smiley set  (the name of the album you made)



  • Your smileys are now installed.

    Once you are sure your smileys are working you can go to the add smileys section and add the ones that are not already listed in edit smilies.    Write down the additional filenames, upload the additional smilies.
   



TROUBLESHOOTING:


1.  Did you name your smileys the exact same names as the existing smileys?
    (see Step 1)

2.  What address did you put in as the base url?    
     Do NOT put in the entire url WITH the sub album name at the end.  
           a.  If your smileys are in  http://myphotobucketaccount/myname/mysmileys  
                then put only http://myphotobucketaccount/myname   in as the base url.      
    
3.   Did you name the new smiley set the SAME name as the sub album the smileys are in at photobucket?
           a.  using the above example your new smiley set name would be "mysmileys"
           b.  the forum will look in  http://myphotobucketaccount/myname for the "mysmileys" subalbum

4.   Did you go to Admin > Current Theme and choose your new smiley set  
     (the same name as your sub album)?
     (see Step 5)


How to put your smileys back to Default
In case you decide to put your smileys back to the forum default smileys.


Admin > Smileys and Message Icons

1.  Click the Settings tab.

        Default Smiley Set:     Change it to Default.

        Base URL to all smiley sets:   Use http://text.smfforfree.com/Smileys for the base url.
        NOTE  Replace text.smfforfree.com with YOUR forums url.
        Do not leave a space at the end of it when pasting it in.
        Click Save.

2. Click the Smiley Sets tab.  
    Make sure there is an asterick (*) beside the Default Set.

3. Admin > Current Theme:    
    Select default smiley set for this theme:  Choose Default in the dropdown box.  
    Click Save.

That is all there is to putting them back to default.

Some places to get smileys from:

http://www.smileymagick.com/  
http://www.kolobok.us/modules.php?name=Gif   (click English at the top)
http://www.foolstown.com/en/sm01.htm
http://bestsmileys.com/pageindex.htm
http://www.emoticons4u.com/index.htm
http://www.ez-smilies.com/index.php
http://www.mazeguy.net/expressive.html
http://tentdwellers.org/index.php?page=smileys - shameless plug -  smileys made by simply sibyl
« Last Edit: March 27, 2010, 08:12:35 pm by simply sibyl »

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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 03:19:30 am »
I don't get the second part of step 1

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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 04:16:16 am »
girlylicious hun
what that means is when you upload your smilies you want to use into photobucket
you have to rename each one  to the ones that are on yoyr forum
so if you have a smilie called hug.gif rename it to the one that say
afro.gif
and then afro will become your hug smilie
that make sense?
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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 11:05:06 am »
^Thank you. Sorry I was confused :D so many things to do!

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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 12:13:45 pm »
~Sigh~ I messed up my smilies, tried resetting to default, now all im getting is words instead of smilies.

smiley wink cheesy etc
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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 12:20:46 pm »
Start all over again.  Step by painstaking step.  I hope someday SMF puts in a better system for doing those silly smiles, cause the way we have to do it now is a pain in the keister.



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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 12:24:04 pm »
It really is! I cant seem to reset it though is the problem now, but i will try again
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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 12:25:58 pm »
Sibyl won't be back until later in the week.  I know she knows how to do it, cause I did the same thing a long time ago and she helped me fix it.  If I saved all the "this is how you fix this" notes I would have an 80lb novel.


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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008, 12:31:46 pm »
~Laughs!~ Well, you both, and I gramma too are a tremendous help, thank you!

When you start up a brand new forum, what is the url for the classic and default smiley sets? if i could reset it back to those i think i would be ok
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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008, 01:26:09 pm »
  Ok, here we go, wish us luck.

Base URL to smiley sets.

http://YOURFORUMNAME.smfforfreeYOURFORUMNUMBER.com/Smileys

One is named default and the other one is classic.





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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008, 03:25:56 pm »
You rock my world LL, that fixed it and set it back to default! Thank you!!
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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2008, 01:33:43 pm »
Hey, I want to add the smileys here http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/Poketopia/Smileys/
but I cant. I tryed what you said... but This is my forum URL
http://cerdanews.smfforfree2.com/index.php?action=forum.
Don't say Did you look trought the guied carefully, because I did.

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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2008, 01:54:57 pm »
Hey, I want to add the smileys here http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/Poketopia/Smileys/
but I cant. I tryed what you said... but This is my forum URL
http://cerdanews.smfforfree2.com/index.php?action=forum.
Don't say Did you look trought the guied carefully, because I did.

In order to find out what is going on I need to ask you to look at the Troubleshooting section in the Guide because that section contains everything I would ask you anyways so its easier to have you read that section.

It helps you with things such as the following:

Make sure you put:  http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/Poketopia   as the Base Url. 
Make SURE there are NO spaces before or after that url =  its important
Make sure you have Smileys set as the default smiley set
Make sure you went to Admin > Current Theme - use the dropdown box to choose Smileys as the default set
Make sure you named the smileys the exact same names.

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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2008, 02:02:02 pm »
I think I found the answer!
This is what the location I put
http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/Poketopia//smileys/...
This is the real link
http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/Poketopia/Smileys/
is that right>

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Re: [Guide] How to replace your Smileys
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2008, 02:13:18 pm »
I think I found the answer!
This is what the location I put
http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/Poketopia//smileys/...
This is the real link
http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/Poketopia/Smileys/
is that right>


The Base Url is your Photobucket URL.
Do NOT put the url to the album the smileys are in  (that is in the  Guide btw)

The url you need to put on that page is:
http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/Poketopia

When you do the part of the Guide for setting up a new smiley set you tell it the name of the album  -  Smileys

The forum will look in the Base URL for that folder and find the smileys so long as you have them there and named correctly and they are chosen as the default set in Current Theme Settings.

I'll check back in later and see how you did with this but Im very busy offline today.   Will be on as I can.

 

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