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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. Admin Message
  22. Daily Motion
  23. Facebook Video
  24. Float Left
  25. Float Right
  26. Moderator Message
  27. MySpace Video
  28. Muppet Message
  29. NFO
  30. PhotoBucket Video
  31. Strike-through
  32. Spoiler
  33. Spoiler for Reason
  34. Vimeo Video
  35. Wide Screen MySpace Video
  36. Wide Screen YouTube Video
  37. YouTube
  38. YouTube Video
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://forums.dashhacks.com[/url]
    • [url=http://forums.dashhacks.com]—Hacks Forums[/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://forums.dashhacks.com/images/BP-Grey/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forums.dashhacks.com/images/BP-Grey/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;1595961]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

Admin Message

Put your message between the tags to give an admin message

  • [ADMIN]value[/ADMIN]
    Usage
  • [admin]test[/admin]
    Example Usage
  • Admin Message
    test

    Example Output

Daily Motion

Put the Daily Motion video code between these tags to embed the video directly into your post.

  • [DM]value[/DM]
    Usage
  • [DM]xct0q6[/DM]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Facebook Video

Put the Facebook video code (found at the end of a Facebook URL, ex: 580047240566) between these tags to embed the video directly into your post.

  • [fb]value[/fb]
    Usage
  • [fb]580047240566[/fb]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Float Left

Use this BB code to float any block-level element, image or otherwise, to the right of text.

  • [FLOATLEFT]value[/FLOATLEFT]
    Usage
  • [FLOATLEFT][IMG]imageurl[/IMG][/FLOATLEFT]
    Example Usage
  • [IMG]imageurl[/IMG]
    Example Output

Float Right

Use this BB code to float any block-level element, image or otherwise, to the right of text.

  • [FLOATRIGHT]value[/FLOATRIGHT]
    Usage
  • [FLOATRIGHT][IMG]imageurl[/IMG][/FLOATRIGHT]
    Example Usage
  • [IMG]imageurl[/IMG]
    Example Output

Moderator Message

Put your message between the tags to give a moderator message

  • [MOD]value[/MOD]
    Usage
  • [mod]test[/mod]
    Example Usage
  • Moderator Message
    test

    Example Output

MySpace Video

Put the MySpace video code (found at the end of a MySpace URL, ex: 106984294) between these tags to embed the video directly into your post.

  • [ms]value[/ms]
    Usage
  • [ms]106984294[/ms]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Muppet Message

Muppet Message!!

  • [MUP]value[/MUP]
    Usage
  • [MUP]test[/MUP]
    Example Usage
  • Muppet Message
    test

    Example Output

NFO

Allows Users to use NFO in posts.

  • [nfo]value[/nfo]
    Usage
  • [NFO]Here is the NFO-Text[/NFO]
    Example Usage
  • NFO:
    Here is the NFO-Text
    Example Output

PhotoBucket Video

Put the PhotoBucket URL between these tags to embed the video directly into your post. You will have to remove ?action=view¤t= from Photobucket URLs, otherwise the videos will not play.

  • [PB]value[/PB]
    Usage
  • [PB]http://s738.photobucket.com/albums/xx23/Official_Videos/Trailers%20and%20Clips/ScottPilgrim1.mp4[/PB]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Strike-through

Puts a line through the text, as to cross it out.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • There are only [s]ten[/s] nine spots left.
    Example Usage
  • There are only ten nine spots left.
    Example Output

Spoiler

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]hidden text[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler:
    hidden text
    Example Output

Spoiler for Reason

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Harry Potter]Snape kills Dumbeldore[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler for Harry Potter:
    Snape kills Dumbeldore
    Example Output

Vimeo Video

Put the Vimeo video code (found at the end of a Vimeo URL, ex: (12112529) between these tags to embed the video directly into your post.

Wide Screen MySpace Video

(Displays a wide screen MySpace video) Put the MySpace video code (found at the end of a MySpace URL, ex: 49283116) between these tags to embed the video directly into your post.

  • [wsms]value[/wsms]
    Usage
  • [wsms]103928440[/wsms]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Wide Screen YouTube Video

(Displays a wide screen youtube video) Put the YouTube video code (found at the end of a YouTube URL, ex: xlyBjfvLyUw) between these tags to embed the video directly into your post.

  • [wsyt]value[/wsyt]
    Usage
  • [wsyt]xlyBjfvLyUw[/wsyt]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

YouTube

Put the YouTube video code (found at the end of a YouTube URL, ex: xlyBjfvLyUw) between these tags to embed the video directly into your post.

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

YouTube Video

(Displays a you tube video, however it allows you to enlarge the video.) Put the YouTube video code (found at the end of a YouTube URL, ex: (xlyBjfvLyUw) between these tags to embed the video directly into your post.

  • [yt]value[/yt]
    Usage
  • [yt]xlyBjfvLyUw[/yt]
    Example Usage
  • + —Hacks YouTube Video Player
    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
    Example Output