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. PHP Code
  17. Quote
  18. Stop BB Code Parsing
  19. Attachment
  20. Align
  21. Blur
  22. FlipH
  23. FlipV
  24. Glow
  25. Icq
  26. Invert
  27. Inwindow
  28. Line
  29. LinkID
  30. Marquee
  31. Mid
  32. Move
  33. Shadow
  34. Spoil
  35. Spoiler
  36. Swf
  37. Updwn
  38. X-ray
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.imagesandwords.com/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.imagesandwords.com/forums/images/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

PHP Code

The [php] tag performs the same function as the [code] tag, but also adds syntax highlighting for PHP code. Although it is designed for PHP, it may correctly highlight some other C-like languages.

  • [php]value[/php]
    Usage
  • [php]
    $myvar = 'Hello World!';
    for ($i = 0; \$i < 10; \$i++)
    {
        echo $myvar . "\n";
    }
    [/php]
    Example Usage
  • PHP Code:
    $myvar 'Hello World!';
    for (
    $i 0$i 10$i++)
    {
        echo 
    $myvar "\n";

    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;157645]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    Example Usage
    • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Quote Originally Posted by John Doe
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Quote Originally Posted by John Doe View Post
      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

Align

This code aligns text on the page.

  • [align=Option]value[/align]
    Usage
  • [align=center]text alignment[/align]
    Example Usage
  • text alignment
    Example Output

Blur

This code blurs the text.

  • [blur=Option]value[/blur]
    Usage
  • [blur=4]this text is blurred[/blur]
    Example Usage
  • this text is blurred
    Example Output

FlipH

This code flips text horizontally.

  • [flipH]value[/flipH]
    Usage
  • [fliph]this text is flipped[/fliph]
    Example Usage
  • this text is flipped
    Example Output

FlipV

This code flips text vertically.

  • [flipV]value[/flipV]
    Usage
  • [flipv]flips the text vertically[/flipv]
    Example Usage
  • flips the text vertically
    Example Output

Glow

Makes your text glow.

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

Icq

Turns text into ICQ link.

  • [icq]value[/icq]
    Usage
  • [icq]102832316[/icq]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Invert

This code inverts the text.

  • [invert]value[/invert]
    Usage
  • [invert]inverts the text[/invert]
    Example Usage
  • inverts the text
    Example Output

Inwindow

Displays a link in a frame. :)

  • [inwindow=Option]value[/inwindow]
    Usage
  • [inwindow=300]www.altavista.com[/inwindow]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Line

This BB Code allows you to add horisontal lines in your post, then number 300 is the width you want it to be.

  • [line]value[/line]
    Usage
  • [line]300[/line]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

LinkID

dunno.

  • [linkID=Option]value[/linkID]
    Usage
  • [linkid=www.altavista.com]this is one of the best search engines[/linkid]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Marquee

This BB Code allows you to add a maquee in your post.

  • [marquee]value[/marquee]
    Usage
  • [marquee]text here[/marquee]
    Example Usage
  • text here
    Example Output

Mid

This BB Code allows you to include a midi file in you post.

  • [mid]value[/mid]
    Usage
  • [mid]http://www.canadianbands.com/images.mid[/mid]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Move

Moves text across the screen.

  • [move]value[/move]
    Usage
  • [move]This Moves Across The Screen[/move]
    Example Usage
  • This Moves Across The Screen
    Example Output

Shadow

This text drops a shadow.

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

Spoil

Alternate spoiler tag - To mask "spoiler-ish" text, preventing accidental viewing but still making it available to those who do wish to read it by highlighting (click-dragging with the mouse) the spoiler text.

  • [spoil]value[/spoil]
    Usage
  • [spoil]Darth Vader[/spoil] is Luke Skywalker's father
    Example Usage
  • Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father
    Example Output

Spoiler

To mask "spoiler-ish" text, preventing accidental viewing but still making it available to those who do wish to read it by highlighting (click-dragging with the mouse) the spoiler text.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]The Toronto Maple Leafs Rule![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler:
    The Toronto Maple Leafs Rule!
    Example Output

Swf

Insert Flash into your post.

  • [swf=Option]value[/swf]
    Usage
  • [swf=http://yourdomain.com/test.swf][/swf]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Updwn

The text goes up from down.

  • [updwn]value[/updwn]
    Usage
  • [updwn]This Text Goes Up From Down[/updwn]
    Example Usage



  • This Text Goes Up From Down



    Example Output

X-ray

This code gives text the X-ray effect.

  • [x-ray]value[/x-ray]
    Usage
  • [x-ray]give the text a X-ray effect[/x-ray]
    Example Usage
  • give the text a X-ray effect
    Example Output