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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. Background
  22. Blink
  23. Center
  24. Floatleft
  25. Floatright
  26. Glowing text
  27. Highlight
  28. Inwindow
  29. LinkID
  30. Marquee
  31. spoiler
  32. strike
  33. Subscript
  34. Superscript
  35. Table
  36. Title
  37. YouTube
  38. YTB
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][email protected][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][email protected][/email]
    • [[email protected]]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]https://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.cadillacforums.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;17726848]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

Background

This code is used to create the background color of your choice

  • [background=Option]value[/background]
    Usage
  • [background=red]Red background[/background]
    Example Usage
  • Red background
    Example Output

Blink

This code makes text blink (Netscape only)

  • [blink]value[/blink]
    Usage
  • [blink]Blinking text[/blink]
    Example Usage
  • Blinking text
    Example Output

Center

The [center] tag allows you to center text.

  • [center]value[/center]
    Usage
  • [center]Centered text[/center]
    Example Usage
  • Centered text
    Example Output

Floatleft

Useful code for putting text on right side of an image

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

Floatright

Useful code for putting text on the left side of an image

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

Glowing text

Creates glowing text

  • [Glow=Option]value[/Glow]
    Usage
  • [glow=yellow]this text is glowing[/glow]
    Example Usage
  • this text is glowing
    Example Output

Highlight

Use this code to highlight text

  • [highlight]value[/highlight]
    Usage
  • [highlight]This is highlighted text![/highlight]
    Example Usage
  • This is highlighted text!
    Example Output

Inwindow

  • [inwindow=Option]value[/inwindow]
    Usage
  • Example Usage
  • Example Output

LinkID

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

Marquee

This BB Code allows you to add a maquee in your post.

  • [marquee]value[/marquee]
    Usage
  • [marquee]text here[/marquee]
    Example Usage
  • text here
    Example Output

spoiler

The [spoiler] tag allows you to place text in your message that is unreadable, unless someone highlites it. This makes viewing the text a deliberate effort. This is for posting messages about movies or other things where you might not wish to give away plot points to those that haven't seen it yet. Replace option with the phrase that describes the hidden text, such as [spoiler=new Superman movie]

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=option]place hidden text here[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler for option:
    place hidden text here
    Example Output

strike

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]strike this text[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • strike this text
    Example Output

Subscript

The subscript tag allows you to add subscripts

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • H[sub]2[/sub]O
    Example Usage
  • H2O
    Example Output

Superscript

The superscript tag allows you to add superscripts

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • 1[sup]st[/sup]
    Example Usage
  • 1st
    Example Output

Table

  • [Table]value[/Table]
    Usage
  • [table] [tr] [td]table 1[/td] [td]table 2[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]table 3[/td] [td]table 4[/td] [/tr] [/table]
    Example Usage
  • table 1table 2
    table 3table 4
    Example Output

Title

This code is used to title images. The title appears when the mouse cursor hovers over the image.

  • [title=Option]value[/title]
    Usage
  • Example Usage
  • Example Output

YouTube

Description - Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, http://youtube.com/watch?v=KLTpL29XuSw

  • [youtube=Option]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]KLTpL29XuSw[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • [youtube]KLTpL29XuSw[/youtube]
    Example Output

YTB

Description - Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, http://youtube.com/watch?v=KLTpL29XuSw

  • [ytb]value[/ytb]
    Usage
  • [ytb]KLTpL29XuSw[/ytb]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output
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