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. Quote
  18. Stop BB Code Parsing
  19. Attachment
  20. Align
  21. Big Text
  22. Facebook Video
  23. Fail Whale
  24. Hide
  25. Image with alt tag
  26. Invisible
  27. Link Graphic
  28. Liveleak Video
  29. PMLink
  30. Marquee
  31. Marquee
  32. Ooh
  33. ORLY
  34. Postlink
  35. Post Number
  36. snapback
  37. snapback2
  38. Scroll
  39. Scroll
  40. siteurl
  41. So?
  42. Strike
  43. Tag
  44. YouTube
  45. Tweet
  46. Yawn
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.bowlandcentral.com/forum[/url]
    • [url=https://www.bowlandcentral.com/forum]BC 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.

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.bowlandcentral.com/forum/red/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=https://www.example.com] [img]https://www.bowlandcentral.com/forum/red/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]https://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

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;2132587]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    Example Usage
  • 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

Align

Sets the alignment of text within a post.

  • [align=Option]value[/align]
    Usage
  • [align=center]text[/align]
    Example Usage
  • text
    Example Output

Big Text

Displays text in a big, bold, but neat style

  • [big]value[/big]
    Usage
  • [big]Big text here[/big]
    Example Usage
  • Big text here
    Example Output

Facebook Video

Embed Facebook videos

  • [facebook]value[/facebook]
    Usage
  • [facebook]10156707292600136[/facebook]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Fail Whale

Use this with nothing between the tags to display the Fail Whale to someone!

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

Hide

Allows positing of hidden spoiler text, revealed at the press of a button

  • [hide]value[/hide]
    Usage
  • [hide]Spoiler text[/hide]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Image with alt tag

Like an ordinary IMG tag but with ALT text.

  • [image=Option]value[/image]
    Usage
  • [image=snapback]https://www.bowlandcentral.com/forum/snap.gif[/image]
    Example Usage
  • snapback
    Example Output

Invisible

Makes text invisible unless you highlight it with the mouse.

  • [invisible]value[/invisible]
    Usage
  • [invisible]Hidden text[/invisible]
    Example Usage
  • Hidden text
    Example Output

Link Graphic

Links to other sites using a light hearted "Link" smilie.

  • [link]value[/link]
    Usage
  • [link]http://yoursite.com[/link]
    Example Usage
  • Click Here
    Example Output

Liveleak Video

  • [liveleak]value[/liveleak]
    Usage
  • [LIVELEAK]URL[/LIVELEAK]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

PMLink

PM link in PMs

  • [m]value[/m]
    Usage
  • [m]xxxxx[/m]
    Example Usage
  • message xxxxx
    Example Output

Marquee

Scrolling text

  • [MARQUEE]value[/MARQUEE]
    Usage
  • [MARQUEE]scrolling text[/MARQUEE]
    Example Usage
  • scrolling text
    Example Output

Marquee

Scrolling text

  • [MARQUEE=Option]value[/MARQUEE]
    Usage
  • [MARQUEE=LEFT]scrolling text[/MARQUEE]
    Example Usage
  • scrolling text
    Example Output

Ooh

Displays a Kenneth Williams photo in posts, to be used sarcastically.

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

ORLY

Add a large "O RLY?" graphic into your post.

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

Postlink

Post link facility

  • [p]value[/p]
    Usage
  • [p]xxxx[/p]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Post Number

Places a link to the specified post as a clickable post number.

  • [pn]value[/pn]
    Usage
  • [pn]xxxx[/pn]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

snapback

Used in quotes to enable the snapback quote feature.

  • [post=Option]value[/post]
    Usage
  • [post=number]xxxxx[/post]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

snapback2

Used for snapback quote feature

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]xxxx[/s]
    Example Usage
  • View Quoted Post
    Example Output

Scroll

Scrolling text

  • [SCROLL]value[/SCROLL]
    Usage
  • [SCROLL]scrolling text[/SCROLL]
    Example Usage
  • scrolling text
    Example Output

Scroll

The [scroll] tag allows you to display text which scrolls across the screen

  • [SCROLL=Option]value[/SCROLL]
    Usage
  • [SCROLL=RIGHT]scrolling text[/SCROLL]
    Example Usage
  • scrolling text
    Example Output

siteurl

This opens site urls in the same window rather than the default new window

  • [siteurl=Option]value[/siteurl]
    Usage
  • [siteurl=http://www.example.com]Example Web Site[/siteurl]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

So?

Displays a "so" photo in posts, to be used sarcastically.

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

Strike

The [strike] tag allows you to display crossed-out text

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]strikeout text[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • strikeout text
    Example Output

Tag

Allows linking to tags directly in a post.

  • [tag]value[/tag]
    Usage
  • [tag]people[/tag]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

YouTube

.

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

Tweet

Embeds a Tweet

  • [tweet]value[/tweet]
    Usage
  • [tweet]642036152850083841[/tweet]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Yawn

Displays a "yawn" photo in posts, to be used sarcastically.

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

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