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. bounce
  22. box
  23. cite
  24. Disclaimer
  25. moderator Edit tags
  26. hypercite
  27. marquee
  28. FOR MODERATOR USE ONLY notice without name
  29. FOR MODERATOR USE ONLY notice with name
  30. rainbow
  31. Sarcasm
  32. scroll
  33. Spoiler Tag
  34. strike
  35. Bible verse without reference
  36. Bible verse with reference
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.theologyweb.com/campus/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/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;598809]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

bounce

  • [bounce]value[/bounce]
    Usage
  • [bounce]This text bounces[/bounce]
    Example Usage
  • This text bounces
    Example Output

box

Insert text into a colored box.

  • [box]value[/box]
    Usage
  • [box]Insert text here[/box]
    Example Usage
  • Insert text here
    Example Output

cite

Allows you to cite things.

  • [cite=Option]value[/cite]
    Usage
  • [cite="TWeb"]This is from TWeb[/cite]
    Example Usage
  • Source: TWeb

    This is from TWeb

    © Copyright Original Source

    Example Output

Disclaimer

Allows you to add disclaimer tags to things

  • [disclaimer]value[/disclaimer]
    Usage
  • [disclaimer]This is serious[/disclaimer]
    Example Usage
  • DISCLAIMER

    This is serious

    Example Output

moderator Edit tags

  • [edit]value[/edit]
    Usage
  • [edit]NO[/edit]
    Example Usage
  • Edited by a Moderator
    Example Output

hypercite

Allows you to cite things with the source being a clickable url.

  • [hypercite=Option]value[/hypercite]
    Usage
  • [hypercite=http://www.google.com]That's a link up there[/hypercite]
    Example Usage
  • Source: http://www.google.com

    That's a link up there

    © Copyright Original Source

    Example Output

marquee

  • [marquee]value[/marquee]
    Usage
  • [marquee]text here[/marquee]
    Example Usage
  • text here
    Example Output

FOR MODERATOR USE ONLY notice without name

  • [notice]value[/notice]
    Usage
  • [notice]behave thyselves[/notice]
    Example Usage
  • Moderator Notice

    behave thyselves

    ***If you wish to take issue with this notice DO NOT do so in this thread.***
    Contact the forum moderator or an administrator in Private Message or email instead. If you feel you must publicly complain or whine, please take it to the Psychotherapy Room unless told otherwise.

    Example Output

FOR MODERATOR USE ONLY notice with name

  • [notice=Option]value[/notice]
    Usage
  • [notice="Raphael"]behave thyselves[/notice]
    Example Usage
  • Moderated By: Raphael

    behave thyselves

    ***If you wish to take issue with this notice DO NOT do so in this thread.***
    Contact the forum moderator or an administrator in Private Message or email instead. If you feel you must publicly complain or whine, please take it to the Padded Room unless told otherwise.

    Example Output

rainbow

  • [rainbow]value[/rainbow]
    Usage
  • [rainbow]death to bronies[/rainbow]
    Example Usage
  • death to bronies
    Example Output

Sarcasm

Allows you to add sarcasm tags to things

  • [sarcasm]value[/sarcasm]
    Usage
  • [sarcasm]CP's Mom wears army boots[/sarcasm]
    Example Usage
  • For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

    CP's Mom wears army boots

    Example Output

scroll

  • [scroll]value[/scroll]
    Usage
  • [scroll]This Moves Across The Screen[/scroll]
    Example Usage
  • This Moves Across The Screen
    Example Output

Spoiler Tag

Allows you to hide spoiler text.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]Made You Look[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoilers (click to see)
    Example Output

strike

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]this was wrong[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • this was wrong
    Example Output

Bible verse without reference

Wraps a verse in it's own tag

  • [verse]value[/verse]
    Usage
  • [verse]John 3:16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.[/verse]
    Example Usage
  • Scripture Verse:

    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

    © Copyright Original Source

    Example Output

Bible verse with reference

Wraps a verse in it's own tag

  • [verse=Option]value[/verse]
    Usage
  • [verse=John 3:16]16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.[/verse]
    Example Usage
  • Scripture Verse: John 3:16

    16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

    © Copyright Original Source

    Example Output