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. HTML Code
  18. Quote
  19. Stop BB Code Parsing
  20. Attachment
  21. Abbreviateion
  22. blink
  23. Glow
  24. Hilight
  25. iFrame
  26. Note
  27. Embed .pdf
  28. Scrolling text
  29. Spoiler
  30. Spoiler1
  31. Strikethrough
  32. Subscript1
  33. Superscript1
  34. Warning
  35. YouTube
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://gearheadsmiataclub.net/vB/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://gearheadsmiataclub.net/vB/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

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;58168]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

Abbreviateion

This tag allows you to put a "tooltip" over a text. You can use this for words like UN (United Nations) or WWW (World Wide Web) etc.

  • [abbr]value[/abbr]
    Usage
  • [abbr="vBulletin Solutions Inc."]VBSI[/abbr]
    Example Usage
  • [abbr="vBulletin Solutions Inc."]VBSI[/abbr]
    Example Output

blink

This code makes text Blink in IE, FF, and Opera

  • [blink]value[/blink]
    Usage
  • [blink]test blink[/blink]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Glow

Example: [glow="red"]test glow[/glow] Description: This code makes text "Glow" (Actually a shadow attribute) Use Option: Yes Button Image: (optional) Remove Tag If Empty: Yes

  • [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Usage
  • [glow="red"]test glow[/glow]
    Example Usage
  • test glow
    Example Output

Hilight

Example: [hl="cyan"]This is a highlight test[/hl] Description: This highlights selected text. Alternate: {param}

  • [hi=Option]value[/hi]
    Usage
  • [hi]this is a glow test[/hi]
    Example Usage
  • [hi]this is a glow test[/hi]
    Example Output

iFrame

  • [iframe]value[/iframe]
    Usage
  • [iframe]index.php?action=home[/iframe]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Note

Primarily used for documentation. Allows the author to add notes and have them stand out.

  • [note]value[/note]
    Usage
  • [note]This is a note placed within the content.[/note]
    Example Usage
  • This is a note placed within the content.
    Example Output

Embed .pdf

Embed .pdf files within the pdf tags by placing the URL of the .pdf file within. For example: [pdf]http://www.qapla.com/ju/PDFOpenParameters.pdf[/pdf] =

Scrolling text

Scrolls text accross the screen.

  • [scroll]value[/scroll]
    Usage
  • [scroll]This text is scrolled[/scroll]
    Example Usage
  • This text is scrolled
    Example Output

Spoiler

The [SPOILER]-Tag allows you to hidden or hide your text.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]Hidden Text Here[/spoiler]
    Example Usage

  • Hidden Text Here

    Example Output

Spoiler1

Creates a spoiler which hides content when the page is loaded. It is useful for hiding content others may not want to witness, or to conserve space.

  • [spoiler1=Option]value[/spoiler1]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Who?]This is hidden text![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • [spoiler=Who?]This is hidden text![/spoiler]
    Example Output

Strikethrough

Adds a line through text.

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]This Text Has a Strikethrough[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • This Text Has a Strikethrough
    Example Output

Subscript1

Makes text subscripted.

  • [sub1]value[/sub1]
    Usage
  • 2[sub]2[sub]2[/sub][/sub]
    Example Usage
  • 222
    Example Output

Superscript1

Makes text superscripted, such as with mathematical exponents.

  • [sup1]value[/sup1]
    Usage
  • 2[sup]2[sup]2[/sup][/sup]
    Example Usage
  • 222
    Example Output

Warning

Allows content writers to place warnings within their content.

  • [Warning]value[/Warning]
    Usage
  • [warning]Before you upgrade your forums make sure you have a full and complete backup of your database[/warning]
    Example Usage
  • Warning: Before you upgrade your forums make sure you have a full and complete backup of your database
    Example Output

YouTube

Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFwCCL0Vh6U

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]JFwCCL0Vh6U[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • {option}
    No connection possible
    Example Output