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. Adult Swim
  22. Article linking
  23. Frame With Background
  24. Animated Bar Title
  25. Bounce
  26. Crybaby
  27. For Dummies
  28. Fixed Text
  29. Rainbow
  30. Rainbow 2
  31. Important
  32. Let Me Google That For You
  33. Matrix
  34. Mouse Follow
  35. Move Text
  36. Neon Lights Text
  37. Make It Rain
  38. RollerCoaster
  39. Rotating Text
  40. Strikethrough
  41. Spoiler 2
  42. Spoiler
  43. Tip
  44. Twitter
  45. Wanted
  46. Warning
  47. YouTube
  48. Y U No
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://sports-boards.net/forums[/url]
    • [url=http://sports-boards.net/forums]Sports-Boards[/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.

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://sports-boards.net/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://sports-boards.net/forums/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;3706461]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

Adult Swim

Adultswim Tags

  • [adultswim]value[/adultswim]
    Usage
  • [adultswim]8a250ba1318c04920131bfd078a70624[/adultswim]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Article linking

better article linking

  • [articleiframe=Option]value[/articleiframe]
    Usage
  • [articleiframe=you suck]http://www.google.com[/articleiframe]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Frame With Background

Pick an image. Write over it.

  • [back=Option]value[/back]
    Usage
  • [back]Typing on a background[/back]
    Example Usage
  • [back]Typing on a background[/back]
    Example Output

Animated Bar Title

Animated Bar Title, Look Up.

  • [bar]value[/bar]
    Usage
  • [bar]Look Up, Silly[/bar]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Bounce

text bounces back and forth

  • [bounce]value[/bounce]
    Usage
  • [bounce=2]bouncing text[/bounce]
    Example Usage
  • [bounce=2]bouncing text[/bounce]
    Example Output

Crybaby

Crybaby

  • [cry]value[/cry]
    Usage
  • [cry]Waaah![/cry]
    Example Usage

  • Waaah!
    Example Output

For Dummies

Teach Em

  • [dummy]value[/dummy]
    Usage
  • [dummy]Learn how to make bbcodes/How to Make bbcodes/Over 300 bbcodes and still counting/By Earni[/dummy]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Fixed Text

Fixed placement text

  • [fixed]value[/fixed]
    Usage
  • [fixed]Current Score[/fixed]
    Example Usage
  • Current Score
    Example Output

Rainbow

For ghey-ing up your text

  • [gay]value[/gay]
    Usage
  • [gay]Taste the Rainbow[/gay]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Rainbow 2

Taste the Rainbow

  • [ghey]value[/ghey]
    Usage
  • [ghey]Skittles[/ghey]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Important

[important]Attention grabbing[/important]

  • [important]value[/important]
    Usage
  • [important]Important[/important]
    Example Usage
  • Important
    Example Output

Let Me Google That For You

For the lazy bitches

  • [lmgtfy]value[/lmgtfy]
    Usage
  • [lmgtfy]Let Me Google That For You[/lmgtfy]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Matrix

Enter The Matrix

  • [matrix]value[/matrix]
    Usage
  • [matrix]Matrix[/matrix]
    Example Usage
  • Matrix
    Example Output

Mouse Follow

Has image follow the mouse

  • [mimg=Option]value[/mimg]
    Usage
  • [mimg=0,0]http://t.qkme.me/3owv76.jpg[/mimg]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Move Text

Upward Marquee

  • [move]value[/move]
    Usage
  • [move]Look Here![/move]
    Example Usage
  • Look Here!
    Example Output

Neon Lights Text

  • [neon]value[/neon]
    Usage
  • [neon]Post here your text[/neon]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Make It Rain

Making it rain

  • [rain=Option]value[/rain]
    Usage
  • [rain]Im PacMan Jones Yo[/rain]
    Example Usage
  • [rain]Im PacMan Jones Yo[/rain]
    Example Output

RollerCoaster

Say what?

  • [rc]value[/rc]
    Usage
  • [rc]Roller Coaster Of Love[/rc]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Rotating Text

random rotation

  • [rotate=Option]value[/rotate]
    Usage
  • [rotate=5]rotating text[/rotate]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Strikethrough

Want to cross something out in your post? Use the strikethrough option. Putting [s] tags around your text will give your text a "Crossed Out" look.

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

Spoiler 2

A new, working spoiler tag

  • [spoil2=Option]value[/spoil2]
    Usage
  • [spoil2="Click here for news"]New Spoiler[/spoil2]
    Example Usage
  • Click here for news | +
    New Spoiler
    Example Output

Spoiler

The spoiler code allows a user to hide information they may not want immediately available for reading. This is the ideal code for those who want to reveal the ending of a new move that not everybody is able to see. In order to read the text, the user must physically highlight the black box to read the text within.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]If you could only read this. Shoot. Did you highlight me? Dang, I guess you can read this![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler: (Highlight the black box to read the text)
    If you could only read this. Shoot. Did you highlight me? Dang, I guess you can read this!
    Example Output

Tip

Tip Button

  • [tip]value[/tip]
    Usage
  • [tip]Simple Advice Dispensed[/tip]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Twitter

Post Tweets

  • [twitter]value[/twitter]
    Usage
  • [twitter]SarahKSilverman[/twitter]
    Example Usage
  • Latest Five Tweets From:"SarahKSilverman"


      Click for Twitter.com (for posting tweets or to set up new account)
      Remember: Never Tweet Personal/Private Info!
      Example Output

    Wanted

    Wanted

    • [wanted]value[/wanted]
      Usage
    • [wanted]For Crimes Against Humanity[/wanted]
      Example Usage

    • For Crimes Against Humanity
      Example Output

    Warning

    Warning Box

    • [warning]value[/warning]
      Usage
    • [warning]Do Not Enter![/warning]
      Example Usage

    • !
      Do Not Enter!
      Example Output

    YouTube

    Embed YouTube Video

    • [youtube]value[/youtube]
      Usage
    • [youtube]_Y_kaYr4J04[/youtube]
      Example Usage
    • Example Output

    Y U No

    Y U No?

    • [yuno]value[/yuno]
      Usage
    • [yuno]You Say You Like It. Y U No Put Ring On It?[/yuno]
      Example Usage

    • You Say You Like It. Y U No Put Ring On It?
      Example Output