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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. AS3
  22. Blur
  23. Comment
  24. Center DIV
  25. PHP Function Reference
  26. Hijacking Thread
  27. Horizontal Rule
  28. Inline Code
  29. live
  30. leftright
  31. Marquee
  32. narrow
  33. Off Topic
  34. Rant
  35. Rant
  36. Sarcasm
  37. Search
  38. Shadow
  39. Spoiler
  40. Up and Down
  41. Footer Violation
  42. Wikipedia
  43. Wave
  44. Whisper
  45. x-ray
  46. YouTube
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]https://www.kirupa.com/forum[/url]
    • [url=https://www.kirupa.com/forum]kirupaForum[/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]https://www.kirupa.com/forum/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.kirupa.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;2663112]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

AS3

The ActionScript code highlighter!

  • [as]value[/as]
    Usage
  • [as]this.hello();[/as]
    Example Usage
  • this.hello();
    
    Example Output

Blur

  • [blur]value[/blur]
    Usage
  • [blur]this text is blurred[/blur]
    Example Usage
  • this text is blurred
    Example Output

Comment

Comment out some BBcode you don't want to use as opposed to deleting it - if you so choose!

  • [c]value[/c]
    Usage
  • [c]comment-[/c]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Center DIV

Creates a div that centers any content contained inside it.

  • [centerdiv]value[/centerdiv]
    Usage
  • [centerdiv]This text is centered![/centerdiv]
    Example Usage
  • This text is centered!
    Example Output

PHP Function Reference

Allows you to easily define what a PHP function/etc. stands for.

  • [d-php]value[/d-php]
    Usage
  • [d-php]str_split[/d-php]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Hijacking Thread

  • [h]value[/h]
    Usage
  • [h] [/h]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Horizontal Rule

This inserts a horizontal line.

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

  • Example Output

Inline Code

Inline code displayed using a monospace font.

  • [ic]value[/ic]
    Usage
  • [ic]MessageBox.Show("Autobots. Transform and roll out.")[/ic]
    Example Usage
  • MessageBox.Show("Autobots. Transform and roll out.")
    Example Output

live

Add your Xbox360 gamertag.

  • [live]value[/live]
    Usage
  • [live]gr1md3ath[/live]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

leftright

  • [lr]value[/lr]
    Usage
  • [lr]How many woodchucks could wood chuck if wood could chuck woodchucks?[/lr]
    Example Usage
  • How many woodchucks could wood chuck if wood could chuck woodchucks?
    Example Output

Marquee

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

narrow

  • [narrow=Option]value[/narrow]
    Usage
  • [Narrow=#FC7013]This BB code writes a upper-case narrow text.[/Narrow]
    Example Usage
  • This BB code writes a upper-case narrow text.
    Example Output

Off Topic

  • [ot]value[/ot]
    Usage
  • [ot]How ya doin?[/ot]
    Example Usage
  • off topic:
    -------------------------

    How ya doin?

    Example Output

Rant

  • [r]value[/r]
    Usage
  • [r]Rant![/r]
    Example Usage
  • Rant!
    Example Output

Rant

The rant tag for...well, ranting!

  • [r=Option]value[/r]
    Usage
  • [r=orange]this text is glowing[/r]
    Example Usage
  • this text is glowing
    Example Output

Sarcasm

Bringing you sarcasm since 1997...or was it 1998...or 2000.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]I could have sworn I saw Pentium at the Oracle at Delphi.[/s]
    Example Usage
  • sarcasm:
    -------------------------

    I could have sworn I saw Pentium at the Oracle at Delphi.

    Example Output

Search

Provides link to search results for the terms you enter.

Shadow

Shadow...what more can I say?

  • [shadow=Option]value[/shadow]
    Usage
  • [shadow=#006699]this text drops shadow[/shadow]
    Example Usage
  • this text drops shadow
    Example Output

Spoiler

Spoiler!

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Spider Man]Spider Man is actually a journalist![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spider Man Spoiler: Spider Man is actually a journalist!
    Example Output

Up and Down

  • [updown]value[/updown]
    Usage
  • [updown]This Text Goes Up From Down[/updown]
    Example Usage

  • This Text Goes Up From Down
    Example Output

Footer Violation

  • [v]value[/v]
    Usage
  • [v]File size too large[/v]
    Example Usage
  • Click here to read the signature guidelines for the forums.
    Reason: File size too large
    Example Output

Wikipedia

A witty description would go here, so use your imagination :P

  • [w]value[/w]
    Usage
  • [w]kirupa[/w] is an endangered red panda.
    Example Usage
  • kirupa is an endangered red panda.
    Example Output

Wave

  • [wave=Option]value[/wave]
    Usage
  • [wave=2]this text is wavy[/wave]
    Example Usage
  • this text is wavy
    Example Output

Whisper

  • [whisper]value[/whisper]
    Usage
  • [whisper]He made me do it![/whisper]
    Example Usage
  • (He made me do it!)
    Example Output

x-ray

  • [x]value[/x]
    Usage
  • [x]give the text a X-ray effect[/x]
    Example Usage
  • give the text a X-ray effect
    Example Output

YouTube

Insert the video ID for a YouTube video to see it embedded in your site.

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]hWTFG3J1CP8[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

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