Adding Smilies (vbulletin)

Shelley

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Adding Smilies (vbulletin)

Adding Smilies Guide


You've download a set of smilies and your ready to start adding them. Firstly, upload your smilies to your folder via ftp /smilies (this may differ if you have a custom style and don't wish to overwrite the default). For the whole benefit of this guide, we will be adding a single smiley titled "banghead.gif". View attachment 17771

Once you have them uploaded on your server, login to your Admincp >> Smilie Manager and select which category you want to associate them with or create a new catergory. For the benefit of this guide I'll upload along side the Generic Category. Though you can always create a new category and have custom themed sets associated to personalized categories.

You'll then be greeted by a window with existing smilies (usually they'll be the vbulletin stock) though we'll be adding along side them. Proceed in clicking the Add Smilie text link and you'll be transferred to another page where you'll fill out the information. (Screenshot Below)


Once you have filled out the information to parse/display your smilies (ensure you fill the correct path) and direct the link to your folder of custom smilies otherwise they won't show. Once your happy with that, click the Add Smilie button and your done.

If your using different formats (example: .png) then simply change the file extension when you fill out the Smiley Path Field. So, instead of banghead.gif change/title to banghead.png.


Your done


Obviously, if your new to adding smilies then adding single smilies is the appropriate starting point. You also have an option to add multiple smilies which is the quicker method but for beginners this guide is for you.

Note! This guide is for the vbulletin software.

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kneel

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Well Done!

well done!

Great article. Simple and to the point!
 

sit_n_s1d3wayz

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Adding Smilies Guide


You've download a set of smilies and your ready to start adding them. Firstly, upload your smilies to your folder via ftp /smilies (this may differ if you have a custom style and don't wish to overwrite the default). For the whole benefit of this guide, we will be adding a single smiley titled "banghead.gif". ai46.tinypic.com_2nv87ic.gif

Once you have them uploaded on your server, login to your Admincp >> Smilie Manager and select which category you want to associate them with or create a new catergory. For the benefit of this guide I'll upload along side the Generic Category. Though you can always create a new category and have custom themed sets associated to personalized categories.

You'll then be greeted by a window with existing smilies (usually they'll be the vbulletin stock) though we'll be adding along side them. Proceed in clicking the Add Smilie text link and you'll be transferred to another page where you'll fill out the information. (Screenshot Below)

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Once you have filled out the information to parse/display your smilies (ensure you fill the correct path) and direct the link to your folder of custom smilies otherwise they won't show. Once your happy with that, click the Add Smilie button and your done.

If your using different formats (example: .png) then simply change the file extension when you fill out the Smiley Path Field. So, instead of banghead.gif change/title to banghead.png.


Your done


Obviously, if your new to adding smilies then adding single smilies is the appropriate starting point. You also have an option to add multiple smilies which is the quicker method but for beginners this guide is for you.

Note! This guide is for the vbulletin software.

so i need to download the smilies onto my home cpu then upload them to my host? how do i upload to host?

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:bonk:no comprenday - "Firstly, upload your smilies to your folder via ftp /smilies (this may differ if you have a custom style and don't wish to overwrite the default)."

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this is whats said when i try to upload smilies- There was an error encountered with your upload:


•This is not a valid image file.

what should i do
 
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Shelley

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For vbulletin 4.0 the sma emethod in uploading smilies as far as I know is the same as prior vublletin versions. Check the paths, extensions, the images you are uploading. If this fails you can ask at vbulletin.com because there may be an issue uploading smilies though when i briefly tried the software I had no issues.
 

paddyJ

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A great post, this is a very frequently asked thing and should help out a lot of people looking to add new smilies or emoticons. Props!
 

scottinaz

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Thank you,, so I have to add them one at a time ,, No way to do a bulk add ?
 

scottinaz

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need help,, how do I add the "More" to the smileys box ? and is there a link i need to put in somehow to a smiley pack ? vb 3.8 Thanks :)
 
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