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. Blink
  22. Box Character(s)
  23. EvoTech Says
  24. Flash BB Code
  25. IFRAME
  26. INFO
  27. Mod
  28. Move Down
  29. Move Left
  30. Move Right
  31. Move Up
  32. Username
  33. Note
  34. PhotoBucket
  35. PDF
  36. QR 2D Barcode
  37. Random (Shuffle) Text
  38. Resize Image
  39. Sign Tag
  40. Shadow
  41. SPOILER
  42. Tips
  43. Warning
  44. YouTube BB Code
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.bismania.com/home/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.bismania.com/home/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;574938]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

Blink

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

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

Box Character(s)

Puts a box around characters..

  • [bx]value[/bx]
    Usage
  • [bx]B[/bx] [bx]O[/bx] [bx]X[/bx] ... [bx]B[/bx][bx]O[/bx][bx]X[/bx]... [bx]BOX[/bx]...[bx]:)[/bx]
    Example Usage
  •  B   O   X  ...  B  O  X ...  BOX ... :) 
    Example Output

EvoTech Says

  • [evo]value[/evo]
    Usage
  • [evo]value[/evo]
    Example Usage
  • EvoTech Say:
    value
    Example Output

Flash BB Code

  • [flash]value[/flash]
    Usage
  • [flash]http://cl-t056-120cl.privatedns.com/~wwwflas/flash-games9076/1167.swf[/flash]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

IFRAME

You can use the iframe tag to display a website within a post. Can be visually more enhancing than simply using a link.

  • [iframe]value[/iframe]
    Usage
  • [iframe]url[/iframe]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

INFO

  • [info]value[/info]
    Usage
  • [info]value[/info]
    Example Usage
  • Information
    value
    Example Output

Mod

  • [mod]value[/mod]
    Usage
  • [mod]value[/mod]
    Example Usage
  • Sabda Momod:
    value
    Example Output

Move Down

your text well move from up to down

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

Move Left

Text moves left across the page.

  • [moveleft]value[/moveleft]
    Usage
  • [moveleft]This text moves![/moveleft]
    Example Usage
  • This text moves!
    Example Output

Move Right

your text well move from left to right

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

Move Up

your text well move from down to up

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

Username

link to user profile

  • [name]value[/name]
    Usage
  • [name]EvoTech[/name]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Note

  • [note]value[/note]
    Usage
  • [note]value[/note]
    Example Usage
  • NOTE
    value
    Example Output

PhotoBucket

Lets you place a Photobucket slideshow on your thread, just remove the following from the direct link you can get from photobucket ?action=view¤t=

  • [pbw]value[/pbw]
    Usage
  • [pbw]http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll6/gfxlounge_bucket/Slide%20test/6b14c399.pbw[/pbw]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

PDF

PDF

  • [pdf]value[/pdf]
    Usage
  • pdf]http://www.qapla.com/ju/PDFOpenParameters.pdf[/pdf]
    Example Usage
  • pdf]http://www.qapla.com/ju/PDFOpenParameters.pdf[/pdf]
    Example Output

QR 2D Barcode

Embed QR Formatted 2D Barcodes

  • [qr]value[/qr]
    Usage
  • [qr]http://www.bismania.com[/qr]
    Example Usage

  • http://www.bismania.com
    Example Output

Random (Shuffle) Text

This code shuffles text. Do not use the following characters: " {}[]<>&

  • [ran]value[/ran]
    Usage
  • [ran]This is a random test[/ran]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Resize Image

thumbnail Post image at 200px Wide with text wrap. Double-click to enlarge to 600px Wide. Single-click to reduce back to 200px Wide.

  • [RI]value[/RI]
    Usage
  • [ri]http://asianfansclub.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/snsd2.jpg[/ri]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Sign Tag

Wrap your text with a cynical looking smiley holding a sign.

  • [S]value[/S]
    Usage
  • [s]Look at me![/s]
    Example Usage
  • Look at me!
    Example Output

Shadow

This bb code is used to give a shadow to text.

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

SPOILER

Hide Text

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=test][/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Tips

  • [tip]value[/tip]
    Usage
  • [tip]value[/tip]
    Example Usage
  • Tip
    value
    Example Output

Warning

Makes Warning boxes

  • [Warning]value[/Warning]
    Usage
  • [warning]value[/warning]
    Example Usage
  • WARNING
    value
    Example Output

YouTube BB Code

YouTube embeded videos

  • [youtube=Option]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube=video name]ejOJkcs-a7s[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output