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. Article
  20. Comment
  21. Community
  22. Wiki Attachment
  23. Headline
  24. HTML Character Entity
  25. Horizontal Rule
  26. Math
  27. Mention
  28. Meta
  29. PGN
  30. Strikethrough
  31. Sandbox
  32. Scaled Image
  33. Spoiler
  34. Staff
  35. Star Wars
  36. Turtle
  37. User
  38. WebM Embedder
  39. Widget
  40. Wiki
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://forums.intpcomplex.com[/url]
    • [url=http://forums.intpcomplex.com]INTP Complex[/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://forums.intpcomplex.com/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forums.intpcomplex.com/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;208676]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

Article

Create a link to an article with the Article Prefix.

  • [article]value[/article]
    Usage
  • [article=Example]Click here to view this page![/article]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Comment

Add a comment that is only visible in the source code.

  • [comment]value[/comment]
    Usage
  • [comment]This can only be seen in the editor.[/comment]
    Example Usage
  • [comment]This can only be seen in the editor.[/comment]
    Example Output

Community

Create a link to an article with the Community Prefix.

  • [community]value[/community]
    Usage
  • [community=Example]Click here to view this page![/community]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Wiki Attachment

Insert wiki files in your posts.

  • [file]value[/file]
    Usage
  • [file]filename.jpg|A caption[/file]
    Example Usage
  • A caption
    Example Output

Headline

Create any level headline (1-6).

  • [h=Option]value[/h]
    Usage
  • [h=2]Headline (Level 2)[/h]
    Example Usage
  • Headline (Level 2)

    Example Output

HTML Character Entity

  • [hce]value[/hce]
    Usage
  • [hce]8734[/hce]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Create a horizontal line spanning a specified width.

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

  • Example Output

Math

Generates LaTex math formula imagery.

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

Mention

Mention an user to alert him or her to this post!

  • [mention]value[/mention]
    Usage
  • [mention]Username[/mention]
    Example Usage
  • @Username;
    Example Output

Meta

Create a link to an article with the Meta Prefix.

PGN

Renders PGN.

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

Strikethrough

Puts a strike-through line across the text enclosed.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]this will be rendered with a strike-thrrough line through the text[/s]
    Example Usage
  • this will be rendered with a strike-thrrough line through the text
    Example Output

Sandbox

Create a link to an article with the Sandbox Prefix.

  • [sandbox]value[/sandbox]
    Usage
  • [sandbox=Example]Click here to view this page![/sandbox]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Scaled Image

Scaled image reference.

  • [simg=Option]value[/simg]
    Usage
  • [simg=100]http://forums.intpcomplex.com/images/INTPx/INTPcomplex_logo72_banner75.png[/simg]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler

Hides surrounded content until the user clicks to show it.

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=caption]initially hidden content[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler: caption
    initially hidden content
    Example Output

Staff

Create a link to an article with the Staff Prefix.

Star Wars

Star Wars Intro

  • [starwars=Option]value[/starwars]
    Usage
  • [starwars=example]Testing[/starwars]
    Example Usage
  •  example

    episode

    episode number

    Testing
    Example Output

Turtle

Papert logo BB Code - see http://logo.twentygototen.org/

  • [turtle=Option]value[/turtle]
    Usage
  • [turtle=Example]reset make "x 30 repeat 10[ fd 10 ifelse :x = 120 [rt 50] [lt 50] make "x :x+30 ][/turtle]
    Example Usage
  •  Example (What's a Turtle?)
    reset make "x 30 repeat 10[ fd 10 ifelse :x = 120 [rt 50] [lt 50] make "x :x+30 ]
    Your browser doesn't support canvas tags. Please upgrade to a recent version of Firefox or Opera.
    Example Output

User

Create a link to an article with the User Prefix.

WebM Embedder

Embeds as WebM into a post.

  • [webm]value[/webm]
    Usage
  • [webm]http://video.webmfiles.org/big-buck-bunny_trailer.webm[/webm]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Widget

Create a variety of wiki-based and custom widgets.

  • [widget]value[/widget]
    Usage
  • [widget]MultiPage |Page 1 |Page 2 [/widget]
    Example Usage
  • [widget]MultiPage
    |Page 1
    |Page 2
    [/widget]
    Example Output

Wiki

Link to pages in the wiki.

  • [wiki]value[/wiki]
    Usage
  • [wiki=Page-Title]Click here to view the Page[/wiki]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output