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. Anime Fuel
  22. Bandcamp
  23. band2
  24. BBC Video
  25. Break.com Video
  26. Center
  27. CNN Video
  28. Datpiff
  29. Daily Motion
  30. Ebaum's World
  31. ESPN Video
  32. Facebook
  33. Fox News Video
  34. Game Spot
  35. Glow
  36. Google Video
  37. Hide
  38. IGN Video
  39. Mention
  40. Music
  41. Megavideo
  42. National Geographic Video
  43. Reverb
  44. Reverbnation
  45. Soundcloud
  46. Spoiler
  47. Spotify
  48. streamable
  49. Strikethrough
  50. Tweet
  51. WSHH
  52. Yahoo Video
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]http://www.rapbattles.com/forum/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.rapbattles.com/forum/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;8958629]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

Anime Fuel

Anime Fuel embedded videos

  • [af]value[/af]
    Usage
  • [af]http://content.movies.myspace.com/0017242/41/16/1724256114.flv::thumb=http://www.animefuel.com/images/thumb.jpg::url=http://www.animecrunch.com[/af]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Bandcamp

  • [band]value[/band]
    Usage
  • [band]2279425245[/band]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

band2

  • [band2]value[/band2]
    Usage
  • [band2]
    Example Usage
  • [band2]
    Example Output

BBC Video

BBC embedded videos

  • [bbc]value[/bbc]
    Usage
  • [bbc]8037415[/bbc]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Break.com Video

  • [break]value[/break]
    Usage
  • [break]MjU3ODkx[/break]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Center

The [center] tag allows you center text

  • [center]value[/center]
    Usage
  • [center]Center[/center]
    Example Usage
  • Center
    Example Output

CNN Video

CNN embedded videos

  • [cnn]value[/cnn]
    Usage
  • [cnn]sports/2009/12/11/notre.dame.new.coach.kelly.wndu[/cnn]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Datpiff

Datpiff Player

  • [datpiff]value[/datpiff]
    Usage
  • [datpiff]m7411382[/datpiff]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Daily Motion

Dailymotion.com BBCode

  • [dm]value[/dm]
    Usage
  • [dm]x5frxp[/dm]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Ebaum's World

Ebaum's World Videos

  • [ebaums]value[/ebaums]
    Usage
  • [ebaums]80676370[/ebaums]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

ESPN Video

ESPN embedded videos

  • [espn]value[/espn]
    Usage
  • [espn]2998284[/espn]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Facebook

Embed Facebook videos in your VB forum.

  • [FB]value[/FB]
    Usage
  • [fb]343872875747629[/fb]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Fox News Video

Fox News embedded videos

  • [fxn]value[/fxn]
    Usage
  • [fxn]12434199[/fxn]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Game Spot

Embed video trailers from GameSpot.com into posts

  • [Game Spot]value[/Game Spot]
    Usage
  • [gamespot]6384905[/gamespot]
    Example Usage
  • [gamespot]6384905[/gamespot]
    Example Output

Glow

puts a glow around text....

  • [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Usage
  • [glow=00FF33]Green Glow[/glow]
    Example Usage
  • Green Glow
    Example Output

Google Video

Google Videos

  • [google]value[/google]
    Usage
  • [google]-5147118144898853657[/google]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Hide

Hides text

  • [hide]value[/hide]
    Usage
  • [hide]a hide test[/hide]
    Example Usage
  • Hidden Content:
    Example Output

IGN Video

IGN Videos

  • [ign]value[/ign]
    Usage
  • [ign]14266716[/ign]
    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

Music

The [music] tag allows you to embed wav, mp3, midi, and aif music files within your posts. These files will be playable via an embedded music player in your post.

  • [music=Option]value[/music]
    Usage
  • [music=Syntax Mastery - Prisoner (HiFi)]http://www.soundclick.com/util/streamM3U.m3u?ID=1688687&q=Hi[/music]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Megavideo

MegaVideo.com BBCode

  • [mv]value[/mv]
    Usage
  • [mv]4BJD1ZAT[/mv]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

National Geographic Video

National Geographic embedded videos

  • [nat]value[/nat]
    Usage
  • [nat]neptune-canada-vin[/nat]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Reverb

Embed reverb player in your posts

  • [reverb]value[/reverb]
    Usage
  • [reverb]165791[/reverb]
    Example Usage

  • Hosea
    Quantcast
    Example Output

Reverbnation

  • [reverbnation]value[/reverbnation]
    Usage
  • [reverbnation]artist_50183[/reverbnation]
    Example Usage


  • Autodrone
    Quantcast
    Example Output

Soundcloud

Description: Play Soundcloud files directly on the forum using this BB code.

  • [soundcloud]value[/soundcloud]
    Usage
  • [soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/matas/hobnotropic[/soundcloud]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler

Tag to hide spoilers.

  • [Spoiler]value[/Spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Example]This is a spoiler tag![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • [spoiler=Example]This is a spoiler tag![/spoiler]
    Example Output

Spotify

Post spotify music

  • [spotify]value[/spotify]
    Usage
  • [spotify]track:6VvLaPlFhhSNHKk4exLUx8[/spotify]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

streamable

This is a bbcode for streamable

  • [streamable]value[/streamable]
    Usage
  • [streamable]videoid[/streamable]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Strikethrough

  • [Strike]value[/Strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]Testing[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • Testing
    Example Output

Tweet

  • [tweet]value[/tweet]
    Usage
  • [tweet]431148115018928128[/tweet]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

WSHH

worldstarhiphop.com BB Code

  • [wshh]value[/wshh]
    Usage
  • [wshh]wshhjK84GfR4dDJp6ao4[/wshh]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Yahoo Video

  • [yahoo]value[/yahoo]
    Usage
  • [yahoo]v201553236[/yahoo]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output