Writing & Editing


To use the graphic smilies supported at WordPress.com, go to
Settings -> Writing and check the box next to Convert emoticons like :-) and :-P to graphics on display.

Here is a list of all the smilies that you can use on WordPress.com:

:) :)
;) ;)
:D :D
>:D >:D
:( :(
:'( :'(
:| :|
:/ :/
:o :o
:P :P
>:( >:(
o_O o_O
8-) 8-)
^^’ ^^'
<3 <3
:? :?
=^-^= =^-^=
:evil: :evil:
:twisted: :twisted:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:oops: :oops:
:roll: :roll:
:idea: :idea:
:!: :!:
:?: :?:
:bear: :bear:
:star: :star:
:arrow: :arrow:

NOTE: At this time, there is no way to modify the smilies.


WordPress.com also now supports emojis – 872 of them! They might look familiar. That’s because Twitter has graciously decided to open-source their entire set, allowing anyone to use them. Inserting emojis in your posts is still most easily done on a smartphone or tablet using our WordPress apps, though if you’re antsy to insert new emojis from the comfort of your desktop, you can do so using the following keyboard shortcuts inside the Text Editor:

Mac users on Yosemite can insert an emoji by tapping Command + Control + Space while in the Text Editor. You should see an emoji selector like this:

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Windows users on version 8 or newer have a special touch keyboard with emoji support.

Windows users on version 7 and below can copy/paste emoji from GetEmoji.com.

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