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. -
  22. Intersect
  23. Union
  24. There Exists
  25. Flip the Table text!
  26. Flip the Table!
  27. For All
  28. Green
  29. Is in
  30. mp3
  31. Display Roll
  32. Small
  33. Spoiler
  34. Spoilerbox
  35. Square root
  36. Subscript
  37. Subset Equal
  38. Subset
  39. Superscript
  40. Youtube Widescreen
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]https://forums.massassi.net/vb3/images/themes/othercolor/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://forums.massassi.net/vb3/images/themes/othercolor/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;1202335]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

-

This code makes text really cool have a line through the middle of it.

  • [-]value[/-]
    Usage
  • [-]this text will have a line through it[/-]
    Example Usage
  • this text will have a line through it
    Example Output

Intersect

Set intersection

  • [cap=Option]value[/cap]
    Usage
  • [cap='A']B[/cap]
    Example Usage
  • A ∩ B
    Example Output

Union

Set union

  • [cup=Option]value[/cup]
    Usage
  • [cup=A]B[/cup]
    Example Usage
  • A ∪ B
    Example Output

There Exists

Mathematical "there exists" notation

  • [exist]value[/exist]
    Usage
  • [exist]y[/exist]
    Example Usage
  • ∃y
    Example Output

Flip the Table text!

-moz-transform: scaleX(-1); -moz-transform: scaleY(-1); -o-transform: scaleX(-1); -o-transform: scaleY(-1); -webkit-transform: scaleX(-1); -webkit-transform: scaleY(-1); -ms-transform: scaleX(-1); -ms-transform: scaleY(-1); transform: scaleX(-1); transform: scaleY(-1);

  • [fliptext]value[/fliptext]
    Usage
  • [fliptext]SCREW THIS[/fliptext]
    Example Usage
  • (╯°□°)╯︵SCREW THIS
    Example Output

Flip the Table!

Flips the image like a table, WITH FURY.

  • [flipthis]value[/flipthis]
    Usage
  • [flipthis]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41063/Etc/gladosright.png[/flipthis]
    Example Usage
  • (╯°□°)╯︵
    Example Output

For All

Mathematical "forall" symbol

  • [forall]value[/forall]
    Usage
  • [forall]x[/forall]
    Example Usage
  • ∀x
    Example Output

Green

This code will turn all text inbetween the tags green.

  • [green]value[/green]
    Usage
  • [green]This text is green[/green]
    Example Usage
  • This text is green
    Example Output

Is in

Mathematical "is in" or "element of" notation.

  • [isin=Option]value[/isin]
    Usage
  • [isin='a']A[/isin]
    Example Usage
  • a ∈ A
    Example Output

mp3

  • [mp3]value[/mp3]
    Usage
  • Example Usage
  • Example Output

Display Roll

First go to: Dice Rolling Rolls up to 10 dice with up to 100 sides (minimum 1 die, minimum 2 sides, also known as a coin flip). Do not enter leading zeroes, and make sure to include the d to separate dice from sides.

  • [roll]value[/roll]
    Usage
  • [roll]1244906287.98[/roll]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Small

Text within the small tags is rendered at a smaller font size than regular text.

  • [small]value[/small]
    Usage
  • [small]This text is small[/small]
    Example Usage
  • This text is small
    Example Output

Spoiler

Allows users to post spoilers for movies, tv shows, and books, while preventing un-wary thread readers from being spoiled.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]This text will be spoiler-protected[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • This text will be spoiler-protected
    Example Output

Spoilerbox

Works just like the spoiler tag, but the spoiler is shown in a box similar to the quote tags.

  • [spoilerbox]value[/spoilerbox]
    Usage
  • [spoilerbox]This Spoiler Will Be Shown In A Box.[/spoilerbox]
    Example Usage
  • spoiler:
    This Spoiler Will Be Shown In A Box.
    Example Output

Square root

The square root symbol

  • [sqrt]value[/sqrt]
    Usage
  • [sqrt]3x+2[/sqrt]
    Example Usage
  • √(3x+2)
    Example Output

Subscript

Subscript stuff.

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • T[sub]A[/sub](x)=Ax
    Example Usage
  • TA(x)=Ax
    Example Output

Subset Equal

Subset or equal.

  • [subeq=Option]value[/subeq]
    Usage
  • [subeq=A]B[/subeq]
    Example Usage
  • A ⊆ B
    Example Output

Subset

Subset

  • [subset=Option]value[/subset]
    Usage
  • [subset=A]B[/subset]
    Example Usage
  • A ⊂ B
    Example Output

Superscript

Superscript stuff.

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • 3x[sup]2[/sup]+4x
    Example Usage
  • 3x2+4x
    Example Output

Youtube Widescreen

For widescreen youtube videos.

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]q-wGMlSuX_c[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output