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. HashTags
  22. Align
  23. Blur
  24. Digg
  25. FlipH
  26. FlipV
  27. Glow
  28. Icq
  29. Invert
  30. Inwindow
  31. Inwindow1
  32. LinkID
  33. Mention
  34. Move
  35. Notes
  36. Strikethrough
  37. Shadow
  38. Swf
  39. Updwn
  40. Vine
  41. Vine2
  42. Vine3
  43. Vine4
  44. Vine5
  45. Wikipedia reference-link
  46. 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.

    • [thread]threadid[/thread]
    • [thread=threadid]value[/thread]
    Usage
    • [thread]42918[/thread]
    • [thread=42918]Click Me![/thread]
    (Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

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://hashtagsound.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://hashtagsound.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/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;3470900]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

HashTags

Adds a hashtag to enclosed text. Clicking the enclosed texts takes you to a list of threads that have the same text in them and threads that have been tagged with the same hashtag!

  • [#]value[/#]
    Usage
  • I like to [#]multiply[/#]
    Example Usage
  • I like to #multiply
    Example Output

Align

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

Blur

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

Digg

[digg]URL TO ARTICLE[/digg]. Allows you to enter a counter for digg.

  • [digg]value[/digg]
    Usage
  • [digg]http://digg.com/programming/Xfire_Game_Spoofing[/digg]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

FlipH

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

FlipV

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

Glow

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

Icq

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

Invert

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

Inwindow

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

Inwindow1

  • [inwindow1=Option]value[/inwindow1]
    Usage
  • [inwindow1=300]www.billsinsider.com[/inwindow1]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

LinkID

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

Mention

Mention an user to alert him or her to this post!

  • [mention]value[/mention]
    Usage
  • [mention]Username[/mention]
    Example Usage
  • @
    Example Output

Move

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

Notes

Use this code to supply hidden information that can be useful in the editting of the post.

  • [notes]value[/notes]
    Usage
  • Info that may be necessary for future editting.
    Example Usage
  • Info that may be necessary for future editting.
    Example Output

Strikethrough

The [s] tag allows you to create text that has a strike through on it.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]this text has a strikethrough[/s]
    Example Usage
  • this text has a strikethrough
    Example Output

Shadow

  • [shadow]value[/shadow]
    Usage
  • [shadow]this text drops shadow[/shadow]
    Example Usage
  • this text drops shadow
    Example Output

Swf

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

Updwn

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

  • This Text Goes Up From Down
    Example Output

Vine

Test

  • [vine]value[/vine]
    Usage
  • [vine]MgnABwW2ZpU[/vine]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Vine2

Test

  • [Vine2]value[/Vine2]
    Usage
  • [vine2]Sammy[/vine2]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Vine3

Tes2

  • [Vine3]value[/Vine3]
    Usage
  • [vine3]Sammy[/vine2]
    Example Usage
  • [vine3]Sammy[/vine2]
    Example Output

Vine4

[vine4]Sammy1[/vine4]

  • [Vine4]value[/Vine4]
    Usage
  • [vine4]Sammy1[/vine4]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Vine5

[vine5]Sammy2[/vine5]

  • [Vine5]value[/Vine5]
    Usage
  • [vine5]Sammy2[/vine5]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Wikipedia reference-link

...

  • [wikipedia]value[/wikipedia]
    Usage
  • [wikipedia]Vbulletin[/wikipedia]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

X-ray

  • [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