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. HTML Code
  17. Quote
  18. Stop BB Code Parsing
  19. Attachment
  20. Align
  21. Blur
  22. Book Index
  23. Line Break
  24. Div
  25. FlipH
  26. FlipV
  27. Forum Index
  28. Glow
  29. Icq
  30. Inwindow
  31. Line
  32. LinkID
  33. Map
  34. Move
  35. Embed MP3
  36. Paragraph
  37. Shadow
  38. Show Threads
  39. Span
  40. Spoiler
  41. Updwn
  42. X-ray
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.

    • [thread]threadid[/thread]
    • [thread=threadid]value[/thread]
    Usage
    • [thread]42918[/thread]
    • [thread=42918]Click Me![/thread]
    (Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

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://forum.russbo.com/images/Styles/Blackend/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forum.russbo.com/images/Styles/Blackend/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

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;59076]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

Align

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

Blur

  • [blur]value[/blur]
    Usage
  • [blur=4]this text is blurred[/blur]
    Example Usage
  • [blur=4]this text is blurred[/blur]
    Example Output

Book Index

Lists all chapters in the specified book in chapter order. Enter a book title.

  • [bookindex]value[/bookindex]
    Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Output

Line Break

  • [br=Option]value[/br]
    Usage
  • See spot run [br]Se him run again.
    Example Usage
  • See spot run [br]Se him run again.
    Example Output

Div

Create a CSS-styled block for your text.

  • [div]value[/div]
    Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Output

FlipH

  • [flipH]value[/flipH]
    Usage
  • [fliph]this text is flipped[/fliph]
    Example Usage
  • this text is flipped
    Example Output

FlipV

  • [flipV]value[/flipV]
    Usage
  • [flipv]flips the text verticaly[/flipv]
    Example Usage
  • flips the text verticaly
    Example Output

Forum Index

Lists all threads from the specified forum in alphabetical order. Enter a forum ID to select the forum.

  • [forumindex]value[/forumindex]
    Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Output

Glow

  • [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Usage
  • [glow=(color=blue, strength=3)]this text is glowing[/glow]
    Example Usage
  • this text is glowing
    Example Output

Icq

  • [icq]value[/icq]
    Usage
  • [icq]102832316[/icq]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Inwindow

  • [inwindow=Option]value[/inwindow]
    Usage
  • [inwindow=300]russbo.org/vb/[/inwindow]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Line

This BB Code allows you to add horisontal lines in your post, then number 300 is the width you want it to be.

  • [line]value[/line]
    Usage
  • [line]300[/line]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

LinkID

  • [linkID=Option]value[/linkID]
    Usage
  • [linkd=www.google.com]this is one of the best search engines[/linkd]
    Example Usage
  • [linkd=www.google.com]this is one of the best search engines[/linkd]
    Example Output

Map

his will insert a Google map of the location you input

  • [map]value[/map]
    Usage
  • [map]201 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio[/map]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Move

  • [move]value[/move]
    Usage
  • [move]This Moves Across The Screen[/move]
    Example Usage
  • This Moves Across The Screen
    Example Output

Embed MP3

Media Embed

  • [mp3]value[/mp3]
    Usage
  • [mp3]http://x.russbo.com/file.mp3[/mp3]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Paragraph

  • [p=Option]value[/p]
    Usage
  • [p]Pargraph one[/p][p]Paragraph two[/p]
    Example Usage
  • [p]Pargraph one[/p][p]Paragraph two[/p]
    Example Output

Shadow

Adds a shadow, your selection of shadow color, to item in brackets

  • [shadow=Option]value[/shadow]
    Usage
  • [shadow=#006699]this text drops shadow[/shadow]
    Example Usage
  • this text drops shadow
    Example Output

Show Threads

Lists threads with the most recent posts from the specified forum. Enter a forum ID to select the forum.

  • [showthreads]value[/showthreads]
    Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Output

Span

Create a CSS-styled wrapper for your text.

  • [span]value[/span]
    Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Output

Spoiler

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Click Here!]This is the spoiler text...[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Updwn

  • [updwn]value[/updwn]
    Usage
  • [updwn]This Text Goes Up From Down[/updwn]
    Example Usage

  • This Text Goes Up From Down
    Example Output

X-ray

  • [x-ray]value[/x-ray]
    Usage
  • [x-ray]give the text a X-ray effect[/x-ray]
    Example Usage
  • give the text a X-ray effect
    Example Output