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The Happy Place - Clickable Smilies Under Editor Control

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by inph, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. inph

    inph Active Member

    The Happy Place -- Clickable Smilies Under Editor Control
    * 1.0 - 20/11/2010

    * Tested on:
    XenForo 1.0.0 Beta 3
    Firefox 3/4

    * Description:

    This addon adds an expandable clickable smilie box beneath the tinyMCE editor control.
    If you want to know more I'd suggest you read the addon request Smilies Under type box.

    * Test Board Demo (registration required, no email verification necessary):


    * Screenshot:

    (thanks Shelley for the updated preview with uniform smilies)

    The "done at 7am" preview is: TheHappyPlace_1.0.png

    * Changelog *

    1.0 - 20/11/2010 - Initial Release
    2.0 - 01/02/2011 - Update by Kier, see revised instructions at the end of this post.
    2.0.1 - 02/02/2011 - Minor CSS fix from Kier
    3.0.0 - 22/02/2011 - Update by Kier, no need to edit templates any more!

    * Credits *

    Shelley - Original idea, mock ups, testing and styling
    Iuv - Styling, design ideas and the addon name
    inph - Coding and rest of the mess

    * Donations Welcome:


    Seeing as a lot of people have been waiting for this to be updated since Beta 6, I figured I'd give inph a hand and rewrite The Happy Place using slightly more standard XenForo techniques, which will hopefully give him a framework to continue development.

    Version 2 is now attached to this thread, and is compatible with the latest versions of XenForo including the 1.0.0 Release Candidates. It includes some slight alterations, such as the use of the new .xfSlideIn() function for an improved appearance of the smilie box sliding into place.

    See the enclosed README version 2.txt for revised installation instructions.



    February 22, 2011

    I have just updated this plugin again to make better use of XenForo's plugin architecture. Functionally, The Happy Place is the same as it was at version 2, but now there is no need to edit any templates, as The Happy Place can be applied entirely through XenForo's template hooks system.

    Installation now involves uploading a TheHappyPlace directory to your XenForo library directory, and importing the new add-on XML. That's it.

    Make sure you revert any templates you previously customized for The Happy Place, or version 3 won't work.


    Attached Files:

  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Excellent add-on which I had the privilege of testing before hand. This add-on seriously does reduce the amount of time when submitting smilies so it's a real nice time saver so user-friendly. Very nice job inph, :)
    Rob Fritz likes this.
  3. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    LOVELY :) I'm glad to see requests are being filled!
  4. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Wow great thumbup guys for all of your efforts whoever was involved in it :)
  5. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Excellent !

    Thank you for this mod :)
  6. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I hate to think how much work that was! Thank you so much, your time is very much appreciated.
    Shelley likes this.
  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Seriously... LEGEND!
  8. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Does this by any chance come with permissions so it can be used as an account upgrade?
  9. Weiyan

    Weiyan Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Installed.
    I uploaded an extra Shelley'a smilies, how to make the smylies show up?
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    At the moment you'll have to upload them into the \styles\default\xenforo\smilies folder. And then venture into the admincp >> Smilies and click Add New Smilies.

    Upon entering the Create new smilie page insert a title, text replacement and the image path.
  11. Weiyan

    Weiyan Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I think I will add smilies when someone invent an easier method.
    Peggy likes this.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Nice work.

    If you edit the message editor css you can remove the small gap at the bottom corners of the editor and the top corners of the smilie box to make them fit seamlessly together.
    #ctrl_message_html_tbl {
    border-bottom-left-radius: 0px 0px;
    border-bottom-right-radius: 0px 0px;
    border-top-left-radius: 3px 3px;
    border-top-right-radius: 3px 3px;

    Also, if you want the radii to match then you either need to change the message editor top corners to 6px or the bottom corners of the smilie box to 3px.
    #happyplace {
    background: #F0F0EE;
    border: none;
    border-bottom-left-radius: 3px 3px;
    border-bottom-right-radius: 3px 3px;
    shenmuee likes this.
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can use SQL queries to populate the smilie table which is a lot quicker than manually entering the data in the ACP.
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Finally our smilies are getting some luvin'! THANK YOU to all involved!

    I hope the next step is categories? Please? :)
    Goddi, Jo., ArnyVee and 1 other person like this.
  15. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    I'm in my own Happy Place right now! :D

    Thanks for this mod!
    Peggy likes this.
  16. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    I think that the "smilies" text on the tab may need a little smiley in front of it (a smiley pointing at the text "smilies" would be good ;) ) in order to bring some attention to it.

    Until then, I'll just setup a little thread showing how to go about adding smilies :)
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    My test board is down so I can't test it. :mad:
  18. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    Great Work inph

    Not only you
  19. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Can you limit the number of smilies visible with a button to see more?
  20. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

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