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. 16tmap
  22. Anchor
  23. bigthumb
  24. Line Break
  25. cursive
  26. diablo
  27. doh
  28. Float
  29. fontpx
  30. hover
  31. hr
  32. ig
  33. igm
  34. Jump
  35. marquee
  36. Mention
  37. mirror
  38. Mixpod
  39. orbit
  40. pind
  41. rotate
  42. Strikethrough
  43. scale
  44. smiley2
  45. Soundcloud
  46. Spoiler
  47. Spoiler
  48. Subscript
  49. Superscript
  50. test
  51. textboxbuttons
  52. thumbnail
  53. tweet
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.the16types.info/vbulletin/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.the16types.info/vbulletin/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;1172633]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

16tmap

embeds the forum member google map.

  • [16tmap]value[/16tmap]
    Usage
  • [16tmap][/16tmap]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Anchor

Creates an anchor to a section of a post within a thread. You need to use this tag in tandem with the [jump] BB Code as well to jump to the anchor.

  • [anchor=Option]value[/anchor]
    Usage
  • [anchor=jump]jump to here[/anchor]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

bigthumb

bigthumb

  • [bigthumb]value[/bigthumb]
    Usage
  • [bigthumb]http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p95/SKYNET_2007/socionicshope.jpg[/bigthumb]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Line Break

inserts a line break

  • [br]value[/br]
    Usage
  • line 1[br][/br]line 2
    Example Usage
  • line 1
    line 2
    Example Output

cursive

formats text to cursive handwriting.

  • [cursive]value[/cursive]
    Usage
  • [cursive]this is written in cursive :P[/cursive]
    Example Usage
  • this is written in cursive :P
    Example Output

diablo

Diablo BBCode

  • [diablo=Option]value[/diablo]
    Usage
  • [diablo=Diablo says]Test[/diablo]
    Example Usage
  • ImageDiablo says:

    Test
    Example Output

doh

  • [doh=Option]value[/doh]
    Usage
  • [doh=dohdohdoh]stupid[/doh]
    Example Usage
  • dohQuote from: dohdohdoh

    stupid
    Example Output

Float

This tag will allow you to CSS float objects in more advanced textual displays.

  • [float=Option]value[/float]
    Usage
  • [float=blahblahblah]abcdefg[/float]
    Example Usage
  • abcdefg
    Example Output

fontpx

pixel sized fonts

  • [fontpx=Option]value[/fontpx]
    Usage
  • [fontpx=6]6px text[/fontpx]
    Example Usage
  • 6px text
    Example Output

hover

  • [hover=Option]value[/hover]
    Usage
  • [hover=BionicGoat]BG[/hover]
    Example Usage
  • BG
    Example Output

hr

An HTML horizontal row. No text is needed in between the BBCode tags.

  • [hr]value[/hr]
    Usage
  • [hr][/hr]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

ig

  • [ig]value[/ig]
    Usage
  • [ig]p/f-gSfFyp7c[/ig]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

igm

  • [igm]value[/igm]
    Usage
  • [igm]p/f-gSfFyp7c[/igm]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Jump

Creates a link to an anchor made within a thread.

  • [jump=Option]value[/jump]
    Usage
  • [jump=jump]Go to anchor[/jump]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

marquee

dfds

  • [marquee]value[/marquee]
    Usage
  • [marquee]dfksdhkfjdskjf[/marquee]
    Example Usage
  • dfksdhkfjdskjf
    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

mirror

mirror

  • [mirror]value[/mirror]
    Usage
  • [mirror]this text is mirrored[/mirror]
    Example Usage
  • this text is mirrored
    Example Output

Mixpod

Mixpod music player

  • [mix=Option]value[/mix]
    Usage
  • abc
    Example Usage
  • abc
    Example Output

orbit

creates an earth with something orbiting it :)

  • [orbit]value[/orbit]
    Usage
  • [orbit]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/Bionicgoat/hittahead_zpsrkaxgnzo.png[/orbit]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

pind

Indenting with non breaking spaces

  • [pind]value[/pind]
    Usage
  • [pind]Indent[/pind]
    Example Usage
  •      Indent
    Example Output

rotate

rotates stuff

  • [rotate=Option]value[/rotate]
    Usage
  • [rotate=180]hello![/rotate]
    Example Usage
  • hello!
    Example Output

Strikethrough

This code tag specifies that the enclosed text should be rendered in a strike-through appearance. Usually this is done with a line through the middle of the text.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Example text[/s]
    Example Usage
  • Example text
    Example Output

scale

scale size

  • [scale=Option]value[/scale]
    Usage
  • [scale=.5,.5]scale .5,.5 :)[/scale]
    Example Usage
  • scale .5,.5 :)
    Example Output

smiley2

makes a small image with a max height.

  • [smiley2]value[/smiley2]
    Usage
  • [smiley2]http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-greet024.gif[/smiley2]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Soundcloud

Embed the tracks from SoundCloud into your post. Use the track URL in your browser. For example, for http://soundcloud.com/forss/speech-craft-no-sleep-til-dawn-remix-by-forss it would be: [soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/forss/speech-craft-no-sleep-til-dawn-remix-by-forss[/soundcloud]

Spoiler

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]kjdlfjd[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • kjdlfjd
    Example Output

Spoiler

spoiler tag

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

Subscript

Subscript formatting

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • X[sub]0[/sub]
    Example Usage
  • X0
    Example Output

Superscript

Superscript formatting

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • x[sup]2[/sup]
    Example Usage
  • x2
    Example Output

test

css scroll

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

textboxbuttons

thumbnail

posts an image as a thumbnail that opens full size in a popup when clicked.

  • [thumb]value[/thumb]
    Usage
  • [thumb]http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p95/SKYNET_2007/socionicshope.jpg[/thumb]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

tweet

  • [tweet]value[/tweet]
    Usage
  • [tweet]642037356162256896[/tweet]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output