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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. Align
  22. Named anchor link
  23. Big
  24. Center
  25. Citation
  26. hr
  27. Image with resize
  28. Anchor link
  29. Mention
  30. nsfw
  31. Pre
  32. search
  33. sigline
  34. Small
  35. spoiler 2
  36. Spoiler
  37. strike
  38. Xquote
  39. Yquote
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.

    • [url]value[/url]
    • [url=Option]value[/url]
    Usage
    • [url]http://www.bluelight.org/vb[/url]
    • [url=http://www.bluelight.org/vb]Bluelight[/url]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

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.bluelight.org/vb/images/aria/statusicon/forum_old-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.bluelight.org/vb/images/aria/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;14161656]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

Align

Aligns text.

  • [align=Option]value[/align]
    Usage
  • [align=justify]This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified.[/align]
    Example Usage
  • This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified.

    Example Output

Named anchor link

The [anchor] tag is used in conjunction with the [jumpto] tag. One is not functional without the other.

  • [ANCHOR=Option]value[/ANCHOR]
    Usage
  • [anchor=anchor_name]This is where you jump to[/aname]
    Example Usage
  • [anchor=anchor_name]This is where you jump to[/aname]
    Example Output

Big

Increases font size

  • [big]value[/big]
    Usage
  • [big]This is big text[/big]
    Example Usage
  • This is big text
    Example Output

Center

Centers text.

  • [center]value[/center]
    Usage
  • [center]Title[/center]
    Example Usage
  • Title
    Example Output

Citation

Little citation doodad

  • [cite=Option]value[/cite]
    Usage
  • [cite=mahatma gandhi]you must be the change you wish to see in the world.[/cite]
    Example Usage
  • you must be the change you wish to see in the world.
    -- mahatma gandhi
    Example Output

hr

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

  • .
    Example Output

Image with resize

This code allows you to specify a width option to resize the image, maintaining its current aspect ratio.

  • [imgr=Option]value[/imgr]
    Usage
  • [imgr=300]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg[/imgr]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Anchor link

The [jumpto] tag allows you to jump to another location within a post, usually used for long posts with headings and/or sections of interest. This tag must be used in conjunction with the [anchor] tag. One is not functional without the other.

Mention

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

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

nsfw

  • [nsfw]value[/nsfw]
    Usage
  • [nsfw]He gets killed![/nsfw]
    Example Usage
  • NSFW:
    He gets killed!
    Example Output

Pre

Uses a fixed character width.

  • [pre]value[/pre]
    Usage
  • [pre]--{-@[/pre]
    Example Usage
  • --{-@
    Example Output

search

  • [search=Option]value[/search]
    Usage
  • [search=username]modname[/search]
    Example Usage
  • Sorry, but your thread has been closed.


    username,

    This topic has already been covered in this forum, or elsewhere on the board. Please use the search engine to find the appropriate answers.



    Thank you,

    modname
    Example Output

sigline

  • [sigline]value[/sigline]
    Usage
  • [sigline].[/sigline]
    Example Usage

  • .
    Example Output

Small

Displays embedded text in a small font.

  • [small]value[/small]
    Usage
  • [small]This is small text.[/small]
    Example Usage
  • This is small text.
    Example Output

spoiler 2

Hides text so it can't be seen without selecting it

  • [spoil]value[/spoil]
    Usage
  • The winner was [spoil]me[/spoil]
    Example Usage
  • The winner was me
    Example Output

Spoiler

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Episode II]He gets killed![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler for Episode II:
    He gets killed!
    Example Output

strike

strike through

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]strike[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • strike
    Example Output

Xquote

Extra cool quote.

  • [xquote]value[/xquote]
    Usage
  • [xquote]This is a quote[/xquote]
    Example Usage
  • This is a quote
    Example Output

Yquote

Even cooler quote?

  • [yquote]value[/yquote]
    Usage
  • [yquote]This is a quote[/yquote]
    Example Usage
  • This is a quote
    Example Output