BB Code

Explanation

BB code is a set of tags based on the HTML language that you may already be familiar with. They allow you to add formatting to your messages in the same way as HTML does, but have a simpler syntax and will never break the layout of the pages you are viewing. The ability to use BB code is set on a forum-by-forum basis by the administrator, so you should check the forum rules when you post a new message.

Below is a list of the BB code tags you can use to format your messages.

BB Code List

  1. Bold / Italic / Underline
  2. Color
  3. Size
  4. Font
  5. Highlight
  6. Left / Right / Center
  7. Indent
  8. Email Linking
  9. URL Hyperlinking
  10. Thread Linking
  11. Post Linking
  12. Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
  13. Images
  14. Videos
  15. Code
  16. HTML Code
  17. Quote
  18. Stop BB Code Parsing
  19. Attachment
  20. Book Index
  21. Definition
  22. Div
  23. Forum Index
  24. Gallery
  25. Glow
  26. justify
  27. Flash
  28. preformatted text
  29. Simple Quoting
  30. Quote With Username
  31. strikethrough
  32. Shadow
  33. Show Threads
  34. Span
  35. Spoiler
  36. Spoiler
  37. subscript
  38. superscript
  39. Embed Twitvid Videos
Incorrect BB Code Usage:
  • [url] www.example.com [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.
  • [email]myname@domain.com[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])

Bold / Italic / Underline

The [b], [i] and [u] tags allow you to create text that is bold, italic and underlined.

    • [b]value[/b]
    • [i]value[/i]
    • [u]value[/u]
    Usage
    • [b]this text is bold[/b]
    • [i]this text is italic[/i]
    • [u]this text is underlined[/u]
    Example Usage
    • this text is bold
    • this text is italic
    • this text is underlined
    Example Output

Color

The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.

  • [color=Option]value[/color]
    Usage
  • [color=blue]this text is blue[/color]
    Example Usage
  • this text is blue
    Example Output

Size

The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.

  • [size=Option]value[/size]
    Usage
  • [size=+2]this text is two sizes larger than normal[/size]
    Example Usage
  • this text is two sizes larger than normal
    Example Output

Font

The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.

  • [font=Option]value[/font]
    Usage
  • [font=courier]this text is in the courier font[/font]
    Example Usage
  • this text is in the courier font
    Example Output

Left / Right / Center

The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.

    • [left]value[/left]
    • [center]value[/center]
    • [right]value[/right]
    Usage
    • [left]this text is left-aligned[/left]
    • [center]this text is center-aligned[/center]
    • [right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
    Example Usage
  • this text is left-aligned
    this text is center-aligned
    this text is right-aligned
    Example Output

Indent

The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.

  • [indent]value[/indent]
    Usage
  • [indent]this text is indented[/indent]
    Example Usage
  • this text is indented
    Example Output

Email Linking

The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

    • [email]value[/email]
    • [email=Option]value[/email]
    Usage
    • [email]j.doe@example.com[/email]
    • [email=j.doe@example.com]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

URL Hyperlinking

The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

Thread Linking

The [thread] tag allows you to link to threads by specifying the thread id. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

Post Linking

The [post] tag allows you to link to posts by specifying the post id. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

Bulleted Lists

The [list] tag allows you to create simple, bulleted lists without specifying an option. Within the value portion, each bullet is denoted by the [*] tag.

  • [list]value[/list]
    Usage
  • [list]
    [*]list item 1
    [*]list item 2
    [/list]
    Example Usage
    • list item 1
    • list item 2
    Example Output

Advanced Lists

The [list] tag allows you to create advanced lists by specifying an option. The option should have a value of 1 (for a numbered list) or A (for an alphabetic with capital letters list) or a (for an alphabetic with lowercase letters list) or I (for a numbered with capital Roman numeral list) or i (for a numbered with small Roman numeral list).

  • [list=Option]value[/list]
    Usage
  • [list=1]
    [*]list item 1
    [*]list item 2
    [/list]

    [list=A]
    [*]list item 1
    [*]list item 2
    [/list]

    [list=a]
    [*]list item 1
    [*]list item 2
    [/list]
    Example Usage
    1. list item 1
    2. list item 2
    1. list item 1
    2. list item 2
    1. list item 1
    2. list item 2
    Example Output

Images

The [img] tag allows you to embed images within your posts. You can also combine this tag with the [url] tag to make images become links.

  • [img]value[/img]
    Usage
    • [img]http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/images/bluefox/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/images/bluefox/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] [/url] (Linked)
    Example Usage
    • (Not linked)
    • (Linked)
    Example Output

Videos

The [video] tag allows you to embed videos from various video services within your posts.

  • [video]value[/video]
    Usage
    • [video=youtube;eOUq4Z6R7xI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOUq4Z6R7xI[/video]
    Example Usage
    Example Output

Code

The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preserves all spacing.

  • [code]value[/code]
    Usage
  • [code]
    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!--
        alert("Hello world!");
    //-->
    </script>
    [/code]
    Example Usage
  • Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!--
    	alert("Hello world!");
    //-->
    </script>
    Example Output

HTML Code

The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.

  • [html]value[/html]
    Usage
  • [html]
    <img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
    <a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
    [/html]
    Example Usage
  • HTML Code:
    <img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
    <a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
    Example Output

Quote

The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.

    • [quote]Quote[/quote]
    • [quote=User Name]value[/quote]
    Usage
    • [quote]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    • [quote=John Doe]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    • [quote=John Doe;5684040]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    Example Usage
    • :
      Quote:
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Quote:
      Originally Posted by John Doe
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Quote:
      Originally Posted by John Doe;5684040
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    Example Output

Highlight

The [highlight] tag allows you to emphasize your text.

  • Usage
    [highlight]value[/highlight]
  • Example Usage
    [highlight]this text is highlighted[/highlight]
  • Example Output
    this text is highlighted

Stop BB Code Parsing

The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of BB code.

  • [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse]
    Usage
  • [noparse][b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b][/noparse]
    Example Usage
  • [b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b]
    Example Output

Attachment

The [attach] tag allows you to display an attachment in your post rather than at the bottom. It will only display attachments that belong to the post in which it is utilized.

  • [attach]attachmentid[/attach]
    Usage
  • [attach]12345[/attach]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Book Index

Lists all chapters in the specified book in chapter order. Enter a book title.

  • [bookindex]value[/bookindex]
    Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Output

Definition

This tag allows you to add a definition to terms that are common to your website.

  • [define=Option]value[/define]
    Usage
  • vBulletin
    Example Usage
  • vBulletin
    Example Output

Div

Create a CSS-styled block for your text.

  • [div]value[/div]
    Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Output

Forum Index

Lists all threads from the specified forum in alphabetical order. Enter a forum ID to select the forum.

  • [forumindex]value[/forumindex]
    Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Output

Gallery

Create a gallery of wiki images.

  • [gallery]value[/gallery]
    Usage
  • [gallery] caption="Gallery Title" | image1.ext|Caption text image2.ext|Caption text [/gallery]
    Example Usage
  • [gallery] caption="Gallery Title" |
    image1.ext|Caption text
    image2.ext|Caption text
    [/gallery]
    Example Output

Glow

Use this to generate a glow effect

  • [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Usage
  • [glow=yellow]this text is glowing[/glow]
    Example Usage
  • this text is glowing
    Example Output

justify

Allows you to justify text so that both the left and right margins are equal

  • [justify]value[/justify]
    Usage
  • [justify]This is a justified paragraph[/justify]
    Example Usage
  • This is a justified paragraph
    Example Output

Flash

flash

  • [postcards]value[/postcards]
    Usage
  • flash
    Example Usage
  • flash
    Example Output

preformatted text

Formats the text to be in a monospace font and all whitespace is preserved.

  • [pre]value[/pre]
    Usage
  • [pre]This is preformatted text[/pre]
    Example Usage
  • This is preformatted text
    Example Output

Simple Quoting

The [quote] tag is used to denote a quote that is from another source. Use {option}: No

  • [quote]value[/quote]
    Usage
  • [quote]This is a quote[ /quote]
    Example Usage
  • [quote]This is a quote[ /quote]
    Example Output

Quote With Username

The [quote] tag is used to denote a quote that is from another source.

  • [quote=Option]value[/quote]
    Usage
  • Example: [quote='John Doe']This is a quote[ /quote]
    Example Usage
  • Example: [quote='John Doe']This is a quote[ /quote]
    Example Output

strikethrough

Strikethru. Allows you to markout parts of a post as if deleted or markoff items in a todo list quite easily.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • <s>feed dog</s>
    Example Usage
  • <s>feed dog</s>
    Example Output

Shadow

Use this to generate a shadow

  • [shadow=Option]value[/shadow]
    Usage
  • [shadow=#006699]this text drops shadow[/shadow]
    Example Usage
  • this text drops shadow
    Example Output

Show Threads

Lists threads with the most recent posts from the specified forum. Enter a forum ID to select the forum.

  • [showthreads]value[/showthreads]
    Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Output

Span

Create a CSS-styled wrapper for your text.

  • [span]value[/span]
    Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Output

Spoiler

The [spoiler] tag allows you to place text in your message that is unreadable, unless someone highlights it.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]test[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler
    Example Output

Spoiler

Spolier

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • Some text
    Example Usage
  • Some text
    Example Output

subscript

This code allows you to use subscripts in your text.

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • This is a <sub>subscript</sub>
    Example Usage
  • This is a <sub>subscript</sub>
    Example Output

superscript

This code allows you to use subscripts in your text.

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • This is a <sup>superscript</sup>
    Example Usage
  • This is a <sup>superscript</sup>
    Example Output

Embed Twitvid Videos

Embed Twitvid Videos

  • [twitvid]value[/twitvid]
    Usage
  • [twitvid]HYXYE[/twitvid]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output