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. Quote
  17. Stop BB Code Parsing
  18. Attachment
  19. IMG
  20. Anchor
  21. Blank
  22. Footnote
  23. Glow
  24. Horizontal Rule
  25. Anchor Link
  26. OOC
  27. Redirect
  28. Reference List
  29. Spoiler
  30. Strikeout
  31. Strikeout alias
  32. Table
  33. Table of Contents
  34. Resize Image
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]http://www.althanas.com/world[/url]
    • [url=http://www.althanas.com/world]Althanas[/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]http://www.althanas.com/world/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.althanas.com/world/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

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;275470]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

IMG

Posts an image file that is stored in the /images file of Althanas.com.

  • [aimg]value[/aimg]
    Usage
  • [aimg]maps/example.jpg[/aimg]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Anchor

The [anchor] tag is used in conjunction with the [jump] tag. It is what sets a point to jump to in a thread. One is not functional without the other.

  • [anchor=Option]value[/anchor]
    Usage
  • [anchor]Creates and anchor at this location[/anchor]
    Example Usage
  • [anchor]Creates and anchor at this location[/anchor]
    Example Output

Blank

Blank text

  • [blank]value[/blank]
    Usage
  • [blank]hidden[/blank]
    Example Usage
  • hidden
    Example Output

Footnote

Add footnotes to the current article.

  • [footnote]value[/footnote]
    Usage
  • [footnote="http://www.vaultwiki.org/"]VaultWiki - Wiki for vBulletin Forums.[/footnote]
    Example Usage
  • [footnote="http://www.vaultwiki.org/"]VaultWiki - Wiki for vBulletin Forums.[/footnote]
    Example Output

Glow

This makes things glow.

  • [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Usage
  • [glow=red]This Text Is Glowing![/glow]
    Example Usage
  • This Text Is Glowing!

    Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Creates a horizontal line spanning a width you specify.

  • [hr]value[/hr]
    Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Anchor Link

The [jump] tag allows you to jump to another location within a post, usually used for long posts with headings and/or sections of interest. This tag must be used in conjunction with the [anchor] tag. One is not functional without the other.

OOC

Text used out of character

  • [ooc]value[/ooc]
    Usage
  • [ooc]This is Out-of-Character Text[/ooc]
    Example Usage
  • Out of Character:
    This is Out-of-Character Text
    Example Output

Redirect

Redirects to another article.

  • [redirect]value[/redirect]
    Usage
  • [redirect]Redirect Page[/redirect]
    Example Usage
  • [redirect]Redirect Page[/redirect]
    Example Output

Reference List

Display the list of all footnotes for the current article.

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

Spoiler

If you would like to reveal any information, which could spoiler other users, please use this spoiler-tag.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]insert spoiler text here[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler:
    insert spoiler text here
    Example Output

Strikeout

HTML strikeout

  • [str]value[/str]
    Usage
  • [str]Striken out[/str]
    Example Usage
  • Striken out
    Example Output

Strikeout alias

Duplicates html command to generate text with a line through it.

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]Striken out text[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • Striken out text
    Example Output

Table

Create a table for data cells.

  • [table]value[/table]
    Usage
  • [table]hello[/table]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Table of Contents

Insert the table of contents somewhere specific in the current article.

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

Resize Image

Use to resize images.

  • [[resize]=Option]value[/[resize]]
    Usage
  • [resize=100]IMAGE[/resize]
    Example Usage
  • [resize=100]IMAGE[/resize]
    Example Output