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Easily add, use and manage smileys on your Django-powered site.

Project description

django-smileys is an application that allows your Django-powered site to display those annoying and useless smileys whenever the smileys filter a pattern that you specify. This application serves a very simple purpose, but its uses can go beyond that of merely inserting smileys whenever a particular pattern (like “:)” or “;)”). It can replace whatever pattern you want with an image of your choosing. There’s gotta be something useful in that, right?

This application can make your blog, forums, photo galleries, user comments, etc a little more interesting, and it’s very simple to install. Free icon sets plague the Internet, and you can choose whatever icons you’d like to use!


  • Strict pattern matching: you can specify very strict patterns for your smileys

  • Regular expression pattern matching: if you need a little more power in your pattern matching capabilities, you can specify that your patterns are regular expressions (on a per-smiley basis) and the filter should know what to do.


This application was built on Django 1.0.2, and it should work with any version of Django that uses the method for telling the Django admin that a model should appear in the admin (as opposed to the class Admin: method).


Download django-smileys using one of the following methods:

easy_install or pip

You can download the package from the CheeseShop or use one of the following commands:

easy_install django-smileys
pip install -U django-smileys

to download and install django-smileys.

Clone From Version Control

You can grab the latest copy of the source code by cloning the project from one of these official repositories:

hg clone
git clone
hg clone django-smileys

Package Download

Download the latest .tar.gz file from the downloads section and extract it somewhere you’ll remember.


First of all, you must add this project to your list of INSTALLED_APPS in


You can also define a path to upload smileys, instead of the default one.

SMILEYS_PATH = ‘your_path’ # defaults to ‘smiley’ is not set

Run syncdb. This creates a the table in your database that is necessary for operation.


Open the template file that you want to have your smileys appear in and make sure it has something like this in it:

{% load smiley_tags %}

{% block content %}
{{ some_content_var|smileys }}
{% endblock %}

The smiley_tags library provides you with a smileys filter, which will examine your database for all active smileys. It then runs though some_content_var (in this example) and replaces the patterns it finds with the respective smileys. More recent versions also contain a textile_smileys tag for users of Textile formatting. Pretty simple huh!

And useless! w00t.

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