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. Comment
  22. Current Question
  23. File
  24. Headline
  25. Horizontal Rule
  26. Mention
  27. Gatekeeper: Normal
  28. [posturl]
  29. [preurl]
  30. Private
  31. Strike-thru
  32. Scrolling Text
  33. Special
  34. Spoiler
  35. Spoiler2
  36. Gatekeeper: Spoiler Free
  37. Subscript
  38. Superscript
  39. TAB
  40. Video
  41. Tab Replacement
  42. Articles
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]https://www.werealive.com/forum/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.werealive.com/forum/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;83606]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

Comment

Add a comment that is only visible in the source code.

  • [comment]value[/comment]
    Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Current Question

Use this to display the current topic

  • [currenttopicadminonly]value[/currenttopicadminonly]
    Usage
  • [currenttopicadminonly]How tall is Michael[/currenttopicadminonly]
    Example Usage
  • Current Topic: How tall is Michael
    Setting current topic: How tall is Michael
    Example Output

File

Create a link to an article in the File namespace.

Headline

Create any level headline.

  • [h=Option]value[/h]
    Usage
  • [h=2]Headline Level 2[/h]
    Example Usage
  • Headline Level 2

    Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Creates a horizontal line spanning a width you specify.

  • [hr]value[/hr]
    Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Mention

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

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

Gatekeeper: Normal

This tag is only to be used by gatekeeper

  • [normalgatekeeper]value[/normalgatekeeper]
    Usage
  • [normalgatekeeper].[/normalgatekeeper]
    Example Usage
  • .
    Example Output

[posturl]

Closes [preurl]

  • [posturl]value[/posturl]
    Usage
  • [preurl="http://google.com"]mytitletext[/preurl]Actual Url Text[posturl][/posturl]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

[preurl]

Don't use this if you don't implement the [posturl] tag as well. This is created because tags can't handle 3 parameters.

  • [preurl=Option]value[/preurl]
    Usage
  • [preurl="http://google.com"]mytitletext[/preurl]Actual Url Text[posturl][/posturl]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Private

  • [private]value[/private]
    Usage
  • No
    Example Usage
  • No
    Example Output

Strike-thru

This allows you to strike through content in your post.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Strike-Thru[/s]
    Example Usage
  • Strike-Thru
    Example Output

Scrolling Text

  • [Scroll]value[/Scroll]
    Usage
  • [scroll]This text is scrolled[/scroll]
    Example Usage
  • This text is scrolled
    Example Output

Special

Quickly link to a Special Page.

  • [special]value[/special]
    Usage
  • [special=Specialpages]Specialpages[/special]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler

Creates a spoiler which hides content when the page is loaded. It is useful for hiding content others may not want to witness, or to conserve space.

  • [Spoiler]value[/Spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]This is hidden text![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • SPOILER 
    Example Output

Spoiler2

Makes a spoiler BBcode , just as any ordinary bbcode use {option}: Click No ..leave the rest at "No" click "save" button & that is it! The code will then be: [spoiler2]Hidden Text Here[/spoiler2]

  • [Spoiler2]value[/Spoiler2]
    Usage
  • [spoiler2]Hidden Text Here[/spoiler2]
    Example Usage

  • Hidden Text Here

    Example Output

Gatekeeper: Spoiler Free

This tag is only to be used by gatekeeper.

  • [spoilerfreegatekeeper]value[/spoilerfreegatekeeper]
    Usage
  • [spoilerfreegatekeeper].[/spoilerfreegatekeeper]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Subscript

Make things in subscript

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • 10[sub]2[/sub]
    Example Usage
  • 102
    Example Output

Superscript

Use this to put items in superscript

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • 10[sup]2[/sup]
    Example Usage
  • 10^2
    Example Output

TAB

Use this tag to indent a single line

  • [TAB]value[/TAB]
    Usage
  • [TAB]This line is indented[/TAB]
    Example Usage
  •       This line is indented
    Example Output

Video

Use this code to embed HTML5 videos.

  • [video2]value[/video2]
    Usage
  • [video2]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Roomba_video.ogv[/video2]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Tab Replacement

{param}

  • [whitespace]value[/whitespace]
    Usage
  • [white-space]{param}[/whitespace]
    Example Usage
  • [white-space]{param}[/whitespace]
    Example Output

Articles

Create a link to an article in the Articles namespace.