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. Quote
  16. Stop BB Code Parsing
  17. Attachment
  18. Drop caps
  19. Glow!
  20. Google!
  21. Highlight
  22. Float picture left
  23. Float picture right
  24. Justify
  25. Marquee!
  26. Strikethrough
  27. Twitter
  28. Wikipedia
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.notpolitical.info/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.notpolitical.info/forums/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

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;176634]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

Drop caps

Drop Caps a letter so text flows around it. Use [drop="text size"] to set the size of the letter.

  • [drop=Option]value[/drop]
    Usage
  • [drop=6]T[/drop]this gives you text that has the first letter (or word) larger than other text to give an effect like a magazine article or the start of a chapter in a book
    Example Usage
  • T
    this gives you text that has the first letter (or word) larger than other text to give an effect like a magazine article or the start of a chapter in a book
    Example Output

Glow!

Make text "glow" a particular color.

  • [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Usage
  • [glow=red]This is glowing text![/glow] Specify the color after the "=" to get the color you want. For example, [noparse][glow=blue][/noparse] gives [glow=blue]blue glowing text.[/glow]
    Example Usage
  • This is glowing text!

    Specify the color after the "=" to get the color you want. For example, [glow=blue] gives

    blue glowing text.

    Example Output

Google!

Adds a Google link as superscript immediately next to the enclosed text.

  • [google]value[/google]
    Usage
  • [google]Los Angeles Times[/google]
    Example Usage
  • Los Angeles Times google
    Example Output

Highlight

Highlights text a particular color. Specify the color after the "=" to determine which color is used.

  • [hl=Option]value[/hl]
    Usage
  • [hl=yellow]This is yellow highlighted text.[/hl] To use a different color, specify it after an = sign. For example, [noparse][hl=green][/noparse] give [hl=green]green-highlighted text.[/hl]
    Example Usage
  • This is yellow highlighted text. To use a different color, specify it after an = sign. For example, [hl=green] give green-highlighted text.
    Example Output

Float picture left

Float an image to the left, wrap text around it!

  • [imgl]value[/imgl]
    Usage
  • [imgl]http://www.notpolitical.info/forum/images/borgs_bbcode/imgl.gif[/imgl]This is an example of "floating" a picture to the left of text.
    Example Usage
  • This is an example of "floating" a picture to the left of text.
    Example Output

Float picture right

This is an example of 'floating' a picture to the right of text.

  • [imgr]value[/imgr]
    Usage
  • [imgr]images/borgs_bbcode/imgr.gif[/imgr]This is an example of "floating" a picture to the right of text.
    Example Usage
  • This is an example of "floating" a picture to the right of text.
    Example Output

Justify

Gives even margins on both the left and right side.

  • [justify]value[/justify]
    Usage
  • [justify]Justified text leaves even ends of text rather than a "ragged" right edge as text wraps to the next line.[/justify]
    Example Usage
  • Justified text leaves even ends of text rather than a "ragged" right edge as text wraps to the next line.
    Example Output

Marquee!

Scrolling text!

  • [scroll]value[/scroll]
    Usage
  • [scroll]Marquee text![/scroll]
    Example Usage
  • Marquee text!
    Example Output

Strikethrough

Draws a line through text.

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]strikethrough[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • strikethrough
    Example Output

Twitter

Embeds individual tweets into a post.

  • [tweet]value[/tweet]
    Usage
  • [tweet]391270598670036993[/tweet]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Wikipedia

Adds a Wikipedia link as superscript immediately next to the enclosed text.

  • [wiki]value[/wiki]
    Usage
  • [wiki]New York City[/wiki]
    Example Usage
  • New York City wiki
    Example Output