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. div
  22. Embed
  23. Thread hijack
  24. Alternative [url] tag
  25. JavaScript
  26. JavaScript w/ SRC
  27. Jump script via MV's site
  28. Lame comment
  29. Limited height embed
  30. Line Height (em)
  31. Limited size image
  32. Newline
  33. shout pic
  34. Pre(formatted text)
  35. Fancy quote
  36. Strikethrough
  37. URL snipped
  38. Nofollowed Link
  39. Image for special occasions
  40. shout pic with title
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.seorefugee.com/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.seorefugee.com/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;117445]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

div

Make custom divs Previously
{param}
. Now changed.

  • [div=Option]value[/div]
    Usage
  • [div=color:green;text-decoration:blink]green & blinking[/div]
    Example Usage
  • green & blinking
    Example Output

Embed

Embed a sound (or anything) -- warning: VERY annoying :D

  • [embed]value[/embed]
    Usage
  • Annoying wav clip (embedded) -> [embed]http://www.webhamster.com/webhamster.wav[/embed]
    Example Usage
  • Annoying wav clip (embedded) ->
    Example Output

Thread hijack

  • [hijack]value[/hijack]
    Usage
  • Yes PR works like that [hijack]What PR really means is "Press Release" BTW[/hijack]
    Example Usage
  • Yes PR works like that
    Hijack...
    What PR really means is "Press Release" BTW
    Example Output

Alternative [url] tag

Trying to make a Q&D workaround for the 'stray nofollow problem'

  • [iurl=Option]value[/iurl]
    Usage
  • [iurl=http://example.com]Example[/iurl]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

JavaScript

Include javascript. Important: don't ever use this in posts, so people won't find out.

  • [js]value[/js]
    Usage
  • [js]document.write('hello')[/js]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

JavaScript w/ SRC

Embed an external javascript. Important: don't EVER use this in posts so that people won't find out.

  • [jss]value[/jss]
    Usage
  • [jss]/somejavascript.js[/jss]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Jump script via MV's site

This tag is using Michael Vandemar's JS jump script to make a link harmless when posted in the Taggers section. Mind you. People will have to manually add the {jump} tag instead of the {url} one. Backup: {param} [safe link]

  • [jump]value[/jump]
    Usage
  • [jump]http://endlesspoetry.com/[/jump]
    Example Usage

  • http://endlesspoetry.com/
    Example Output

Lame comment

Just for lame comments

  • [lame]value[/lame]
    Usage
  • [lame]duh[/lame]
    Example Usage

  • Lame comment warning!
    duh
    Example Output

Limited height embed

Embed flash etc. and limit the height

  • [lembed=Option]value[/lembed]
    Usage
  • [lembed=80' width='145]http://svt.se/hogafflahage/hogafflaHage_site/Kor/hestekor.swf[/lembed]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Line Height (em)

Change the line-height in em units of the bit in-between

  • [lh=Option]value[/lh]
    Usage
  • [lh=0.4]Squash[n]this bit[/n]of text[/lh]
    Example Usage
  • Squash
    this bit
    of text
    Example Output

Limited size image

Limit (or set) the height (and width) of a picture to a certain value

  • [limg=Option]value[/limg]
    Usage
  • [limg=40]http://www.seorefugee.com/forums/images/misc/seologo_tan2.gif[/limg]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Newline

Insert forced line breaks. Both the opening and the closing tag turn into
Needs both opening and closing tag!

  • [n]value[/n]
    Usage
  • This line[n]is[/n]bro-[n]ken.
    Example Usage
  • This line
    is
    bro-[n]ken.
    Example Output

shout pic

[img] tag equivalent for people to use SPARINGLY in the shoutbox

  • [pic]value[/pic]
    Usage
  • [pic]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ExAEmAG3_EbpeM:http://webpages.charter.net/balplanman/_MicPix/Ticks/DeerTickFemale.jpg[/pic]
    Example Usage
  • shoutbox.image
    Example Output

Pre(formatted text)

Preformatted text, including spaces. Use [n] and [/n] alternatively for line breaks

  • [pre]value[/pre]
    Usage
  • [pre] lotsa leading spaces[/pre]
    Example Usage
  •        lotsa     leading     spaces
    Example Output

Fancy quote

Fancy quote box that can also be used in the shoutbox

  • [q]value[/q]
    Usage
  • [q]Dyslexics Have More Nuf.[/q]
    Example Usage
  • Dyslexics Have More Nuf.
    Example Output

Strikethrough

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • This is an invite to [s]spam[/s] submit...
    Example Usage
  • This is an invite to spam submit...
    Example Output

URL snipped

You can use this to easily turn spammy links and sig links of non-active members into links to our own homepage :evil:

  • [ur=Option]value[/ur]
    Usage
  • [UR="http://www.liws.net"]Liquid Waste[/UR]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Nofollowed Link

A live link that's made safe-ish, because it will have rel=nofollow added to it (permanently)

  • [uri=Option]value[/uri]
    Usage
  • [uri=http://example.com]Nofollowed...[/uri]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Image for special occasions

This tag should allow people (mods, admins) to use images in signatures and images with urls that contain parameters.

  • [ximg]value[/ximg]
    Usage
  • [ximg]http://www.seorefugee.com/forums/image.php?u=528&dateline=1159146188[/ximg]
    Example Usage
  • misc. image
    Example Output

shout pic with title

[img] tag equivalent for people to use SPARINGLY in the shoutbox

  • [xpic=Option]value[/xpic]
    Usage
  • [xpic=Icky Tick]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ExAEmAG3_EbpeM:http://webpages.charter.net/balplanman/_MicPix/Ticks/DeerTickFemale.jpg[/xpic]
    Example Usage
  • Icky Tick
    Example Output