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Pure-CSS Emoticons


Replace emoticons with a pure-CSS method. Instead of using the traditional image embeds, you know have more control over the look and feel of your site’s emoticons with this pure CSS method.

Inspired by a good friend and developer, Steve Schwartz of Alpha Jango. See:


  • Administrative settings
  • Example of Pure-CSS Emoticons in action


  1. Install and activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  2. Under Settings > Pure-CSS Emoticons, select which part of your site you want to apply them to.

If you have any issues or suggestions for Pure-CSS Emoticons, please post them here: Pure-CSS Emoticons Support


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  • Updated to make it Opera browser compatible


  • Updated jQuery plugin to fix known bugs


  • Initial public release of Pure-CSS Emoticons