The emotions plugin is able to insert smiley images into the TinyMCE editable area. Installation Instructions:

  1. Copy the emotions directory to the plugins directory of TinyMCE (/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins).
  2. Add plugin to TinyMCE plugin option list example: plugins : "emotions".
  3. Add the emotions button name to button list, example: theme_advanced_buttons3_add : "emotions".

Initialization Example

theme : "advanced",
mode : "textareas",
plugins : "emotions",
theme_advanced_buttons3_add : "emotions"

Copyright notice

These emotions were taken from Mozilla Thunderbird. I hope they don't get angry if I use them here; after all this is an open source project as well, and I really love their product.