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. Bookmark
  22. Character
  23. Comic Link
  24. Comic Link
  25. Edit
  26. Float Left
  27. Float Right
  28. Horizontal Rule
  29. Horizontal Rule
  30. Inline
  31. Integral
  32. Inline URL Link
  33. Out of Character
  34. Soundcloud
  35. Spoiler Text
  36. Strikethrough Text
  37. Subscript Text
  38. Sum
  39. Superscript Text
  40. Terminal
  41. 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.

    • [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://www.giveupalready.com/skins/gua_def/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.giveupalready.com/skins/gua_def/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;1503562]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

Bookmark

Create anchors for use with iurl.

  • [bookmark]value[/bookmark]
    Usage
  • [bookmark]The text placed here will be used later with [iurl][/bookmark]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Character

allows you to add html characters to posts

  • [char]value[/char]
    Usage
  • [char]nbsp[/char]test[char]copy[/char]
    Example Usage
  •  test©
    Example Output

Comic Link

  • [comiclink]value[/comiclink]
    Usage
  • [comiclink]123[/comiclink]
    Example Usage
  • prev  next
    Example Output

Comic Link

  • [comiclink=Option]value[/comiclink]
    Usage
  • [comiclink=123]456[/comiclink]
    Example Usage
  • prev  next
    Example Output

Edit

Automatically formats text into bold, size one.

  • [edit=Option]value[/edit]
    Usage
  • [edit=red]Edit: I forgot to add this to my post[/edit]
    Example Usage
  • Edit: I forgot to add this to my post
    Example Output

Float Left

Floats the contents to the left.

  • [floatleft]value[/floatleft]
    Usage
  • [floatleft]text to float left[/floatleft]
    Example Usage
  • text to float left
    Example Output

Float Right

Causes contents to flaot on the right side of the page.

  • [floatright]value[/floatright]
    Usage
  • [floatright]text to float[/floatright]
    Example Usage
  • text to float
    Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Creates a horizontal rule of the specified size.

  • [hr]value[/hr]
    Usage
  • [hr]1[/hr]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Create a horizontal rule.

  • [hr=Option]value[/hr]
    Usage
  • [hr=#0000ff]1[/hr]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Inline

Displays things 'inline' use multiples of this tag to display multiple thigns inline.

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

Integral

Does integral symbols

  • [integral]value[/integral]
    Usage
  • [integral]x dx[/integral]
    Example Usage
  • x dx
    Example Output

Inline URL Link

Create anchors within posts.

  • [iurl=Option]value[/iurl]
    Usage
  • [iurl=#bookmark]Inline Link[/iurl]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Out of Character

the Out Of Character tag is designed for out of character statements made in RolePlaying threads and forums.

  • [ooc]value[/ooc]
    Usage
  • [ooc]hello i am some out of character text[/ooc]
    Example Usage

  • Out of Character:
    hello i am some out of character text
    Example Output

Soundcloud

To share a song, click "embed", copy the code, and find the number following "api.soundcloud.com/tracks/". Enter this number within the tag to embed the song.

  • [soundcloud]value[/soundcloud]
    Usage
  • [soundcloud]161001171[/soundcloud]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler Text

Text that may, for example, spoil a story.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]Hidden text.[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler
    Hidden text.
    Example Output

Strikethrough Text

Adds a line through the text passed through the tag.

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]This was wrong[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • This was wrong
    Example Output

Subscript Text

Make your text appear in subscript.

  • [subscript]value[/subscript]
    Usage
  • [subscript]This text will appear in subscript[/subscript]
    Example Usage
  • This text will appear in subscript
    Example Output

Sum

Does summations, can also take a 'sum up to' value as an option.

  • [sum=Option]value[/sum]
    Usage
  • [sum=n=100]x[/sum]
    Example Usage
  • n=100
    x
    i
    Example Output

Superscript Text

Make your text appear in superscript.

  • [superscript]value[/superscript]
    Usage
  • [superscript]This text will appear in superscript[/superscript]
    Example Usage
  • This text will appear in superscript
    Example Output

Terminal

Terminal.

  • [term=Option]value[/term]
    Usage
  • [term=-bash-2.05b$]test[/term]
    Example Usage
  • test
      
    Example Output

YouTube

This tag enables embedding YouTube videos inside a post. Don't use the entire URL, just the part after "v="

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]Enter YouTube video ID here.[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output