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. bandcamp
  22. Line Break
  23. Center
  24. Collapsible Quote
  25. discord
  26. Forum Text
  27. Google Spreadsheet
  28. Make Sign
  29. Make Sign
  30. Pre
  31. Strike Out
  32. Sound Cloud
  33. Spoiler
  34. WoWHead.com MouseoverTooltip
  35. WoWHead.com Quest MouseoverTooltip
  36. WoWHead.com Spell MouseoverTooltip
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]https://www.graffes.com/forums[/url]
    • [url=https://www.graffes.com/forums]Graffë Forums[/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]https://www.graffes.com/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.graffes.com/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

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;1882361]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

bandcamp

  • [bandcamp=Option]value[/bandcamp]
    Usage
  • [bandcamp=track=1311397168][url=http://mariancall.bandcamp.com/track/in-the-black]In The Black[/url][/bandcamp]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Line Break

Just adds a line break before the text if you do

  • [br]value[/br]
    Usage
  • Text[br]Text[/br]
    Example Usage
  • Text
    Text
    Example Output

Center

This tag will allow you to center text.

  • [center]value[/center]
    Usage
  • [center]This is centered text.[/center]
    Example Usage
  • This is centered text.
    Example Output

Collapsible Quote

A quote that allows you to enclose it within a hide/show tag.

  • [cquote=Option]value[/cquote]
    Usage
  • [cquote=New York Times]Content goes here...[/cquote]
    Example Usage
  • Quote: New York Times:
    Content goes here...
    Example Output

discord

Just put [discord][/discord] to include the widget

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

Forum Text

  • [forumtext]value[/forumtext]
    Usage
  • Text
    Example Usage
  • Text
    Example Output

Google Spreadsheet

Embed a Google Spreadsheet.

  • [gs]value[/gs]
    Usage
  • [gs]0AmOHO6Cm8vvAdFR2b0dMMnVwMUE0MlpXYnowWnowWWc[/gs]
    Example Usage

  • Direct Link to Spreadsheet.
    Example Output

Make Sign

Makes a sign with your text in it. Lines will break at spaces and you can fit about 3 lines of 9 chars or so each in the sign. Just don't go making signs that need to be edited by the moderators.

  • [makesign]value[/makesign]
    Usage
  • [makesign]Put your text here![/makesign]
    Example Usage
  • Put your text here!
    Put your text here!
    Example Output

Make Sign

Makes a sign with your text in it. Lines will break at spaces and you can fit about 3 lines of 9 chars or so each in the sign. This can take the optional parameters of 'sad' or 'happy'. Just don't go making signs that need to be edited by the moderators.

  • [makesign=Option]value[/makesign]
    Usage
  • [makesign=sad]Put your text here![/makesign]
    Example Usage
  • Put your text here!
    Put your text here!
    Example Output

Pre

  • [pre]value[/pre]
    Usage
  • [pre]text[/pre]
    Example Usage
  • text
    Example Output

Strike Out

This strikes out text.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Yes[/s] No
    Example Usage
  • Yes No
    Example Output

Sound Cloud

Embed the tracks from SoundCloud into your post. Use the track URL in your browser. For example, for http://soundcloud.com/forss/speech-craft-no-sleep-til-dawn-remix-by-forss it would be: [soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/forss/speech-craft-no-sleep-til-dawn-remix-by-forss[/soundcloud]

Spoiler

These tags hide whatever is written between them, forcing the user to click on the box before revealing what is said.

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Wizard Epic]Spoiler Content[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler for Wizard Epic:
    Spoiler Content
    Example Output

WoWHead.com MouseoverTooltip

This vbCode creates an wowhead.com-Link which provide sweet item-tooltips of the linked item. Only works if the wowhead.com script is active.

  • [wowitem=Option]value[/wowitem]
    Usage
  • [wowitem=22832]Super Mana Potion[/wowitem]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

WoWHead.com Quest MouseoverTooltip

This vbCode creates an wowhead.com-Link which provide sweet quest-tooltips of the linked quest.

  • [wowquest=Option]value[/wowquest]
    Usage
  • [wowquest=2922]Save Techbot's Brain![/wowquest]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

WoWHead.com Spell MouseoverTooltip

This vbCode creates a wowhead.com-Link which provide sweet spell-tooltips of the linked spell.

  • [wowspell=Option]value[/wowspell]
    Usage
  • [wowspell=133]Fireball (Rank 1)[/wowspell]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output