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. Blackout Text
  22. Code
  23. HTML Character
  24. Hidden
  25. Hide Text
  26. Image Resize
  27. Let me Google that for you!
  28. Mention
  29. No Parse
  30. Progress Bar
  31. Progress Bar
  32. Strikethrough Short
  33. Spoiler
  34. Strikethrough
  35. Title
  36. Vertical Align
  37. Video Link
  38. Warning Message
  39. 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://www.armageddongames.net/images/metro/blue/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.armageddongames.net/images/metro/blue/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;914328]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

Blackout Text

  • [blackout]value[/blackout]
    Usage
  • [blackout]Blacked out text[/blackout]
    Example Usage
  • Blacked out text
    Example Output

Code

  • [c]value[/c]
    Usage
  • [c]code goes here[/c]
    Example Usage
  • CODE: Show
    code goes here
    Example Output

HTML Character

  • [char]value[/char]
    Usage
  • [char]cent[/char]
    Example Usage
  • ¢
    Example Output

Hidden

  • [hide]value[/hide]
    Usage
  • [hide]hidden stuff[/hide]
    Example Usage
  • hidden stuff
    Example Output

Hide Text

Hides text like Spoiler but with custom title.

  • [hide=Option]value[/hide]
    Usage
  • [hide="Stuff"]Hidden text[/hide]
    Example Usage
  • Stuff: Show
    Hidden text
    Example Output

Image Resize

Image tag that allows height and width to be added in the parameter. Useful for resizing large images.

  • [image=Option]value[/image]
    Usage
  • [image="/images/misc/agnlogo.png"]width=55 height=50[/image]
    Example Usage
  • Click for full size
    Example Output

Let me Google that for you!

Mention

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

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

No Parse

  • [no]value[/no]
    Usage
  • [no][b]text[/b][/no]
    Example Usage
  • [b]text[/b]
    Example Output

Progress Bar

  • [prog]value[/prog]
    Usage
  • [prog]73[/prog]
    Example Usage
  • 73%
    Example Output

Progress Bar

Creates a simple progress bar of specified color: name or code and value: 0-100.

  • [prog=Option]value[/prog]
    Usage
  • [prog=red]73[/prog]
    Example Usage
  • 73%
    Example Output

Strikethrough Short

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Strikethrough Text[/s]
    Example Usage
  • Strikethrough Text
    Example Output

Spoiler

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler] Stuff [/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler: show
    Stuff
    Example Output

Strikethrough

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]Struck-through text[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • Struck-through text
    Example Output

Title

Adds an HTML Title.

  • [title=Option]value[/title]
    Usage
  • [title="Not really, dude!"]Your face is messed up![/title]
    Example Usage
  • Your face is messed up!
    Example Output

Vertical Align

Change vertical alignment property: sub, super, top, etc.

  • [vert=Option]value[/vert]
    Usage
  • 2[vert=super]17[/vert]
    Example Usage
  • 217
    Example Output

Video Link

Video Link with embed option.

  • [vid]value[/vid]
    Usage
  • [vid]hQWpbqXV3kI[/vid]
    Example Usage
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQWpbqXV3kI { Embed }
    Example Output

Warning Message

  • [warn]value[/warn]
    Usage
  • [warn]You have offended the great Flying Spaghetti Monster!![/warn]
    Example Usage

  • !
    You have offended the great Flying Spaghetti Monster!!
    Example Output

Youtube

Embeds a Youtube video using the letters after the = in the URL. Be sure not to post anything preceding or including the equals sign when using this tag.

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]hKoB0MHVBvM[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output
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