Smilies are disabled by default. To enable, click on your username in the upper right corner, select Profile > Display and check "Show BBCode toolbar when writing posts." to get a dropdown menu of smilies to choose from above the message box.
or check out the Smilies section at the bottom of the help page.
According to your image directory on TT server, you successfully uploaded photos today. Did you get a URL in the "What is the URL?" field after uploading? When you click on the OK button, do you get the img tag in the post? Are you uploading from a tablet/cell phone or desktop?
If the photo is hosted on your server, then you can use the img tag as follows:
Settings is not on TT.
On your iPad, there is a Settings (gears) icon. Tap on it. Under General, is there a "Restrictions" option? If yes, are the following sections listed: Allow, Allowed Content, Privacy, Allow Changes, Game Center?
I really need to know which version of iOS you are using (Settings > General > About > Version). The above setting might be different in an older iOS version.