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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. Alt text img code
  22. Automatic Links
  23. Book
  24. Book Index
  25. Category
  26. char
  27. Comment
  28. Development
  29. Div
  30. Footnote Encyclopedia code
  31. Forum Index
  32. Gallery
  33. blow/shadow code
  34. Headline
  35. Help
  36. Horizontal Line
  37. Image Content
  38. Main Encyclopedia Reference
  39. Horizontal Marquee
  40. Embed PDF
  41. Variable size PDF
  42. PowerPoint
  43. Remark
  44. Play area
  45. Show Threads
  46. Span
  47. Strike through
  48. Table
  49. Template
  50. Widget
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://mb.nawcc.org/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://mb.nawcc.org/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;1141097]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

Alt text img code

Provides the means to have the alt text appear when the cursor is hovered over an image created with this tag. This should otherwise be identical to the img bb code.

  • [alt=Option]value[/alt]
    Usage
  • [alt=http://mb.nawcc.org/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif]New content in post icon.[/alt] hover over the button to see the text.
    Example Usage
  • hover over the button to see the text.
    Example Output

Automatic Links

Surrogate bb code for autolinking, It is inserted automatically when a title is found.

  • [AUTOLINK]value[/AUTOLINK]
    Usage
  • [AUTOLINK]ARTICLE TITLE[/AUTOLINK]
    Example Usage
  • ARTICLE TITLE
    Example Output

Book

Create a link to an article with the Book prefix.

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

Category

Create a link to an article with the Category prefix.

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

char

Insert a special character into your text.

  • [char]value[/char]
    Usage
  • [char]lt[/char]
    Example Usage
  • <
    Example Output

Comment

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

  • [comment]value[/comment]
    Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Development

Create a link to an article with the Development prefix.

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
  • Text in the block.
    Example Output

Footnote Encyclopedia code

Wrap [FOOT] tags around selected text.

  • [FOOTNOTE]value[/FOOTNOTE]
    Usage
  • [FOOT]Footnote text[/FOOT]
    Example Usage
  • [FOOT]Footnote text[/FOOT]
    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

Gallery

Create a gallery of wiki images.

  • [gallery]value[/gallery]
    Usage
  • [gallery] caption="Gallery Title" | image1.ext|Caption text image2.ext|Caption text [/gallery]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

blow/shadow code

Will put a shadow or glowing surroung on enclosed text. Option specifies color

  • [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Usage
  • [glow=yellow]golden glow[/glow]
    Example Usage
  • golden glow
    Example Output

Headline

Insert a section headline

  • [H=Option]value[/H]
    Usage
  • [H=2]A headline here[/H]
    Example Usage
  • A headline here

    Example Output

Help

Create a link to an article with the Help prefix.

Horizontal Line

Creates a horizontal line spanning a width you specify.

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

  • Example Output

Image Content

This bb Code supports Images from the Encyclopedia Image name space

  • [IMAGE]value[/IMAGE]
    Usage
  • [IMAGE]Image information[/IMAGE]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Main Encyclopedia Reference

Wrap [MAIN] tags around selected title of article.

  • [MAIN]value[/MAIN]
    Usage
  • [MAIN]Article Title[/MAIN]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Horizontal Marquee

The text can contain anything you like including IMG tags and Smilies. It will scroll from left to right at a medium speed. It may be useful for inserting a small window of text or several option images in line in a post.

It will look something like this
The text can contain anything you like including IMG tags and Smilies. It will scroll from left to right at a medium speed. It may be useful for inserting a small window of text or several option images in line in a post.

  • [marquee=Option]value[/marquee]
    Usage
  • [marquee=60%]Some text to be scrolled [/marquee]
    Example Usage
  • Some text to be scrolled
    Example Output

Embed PDF

Embeds live pdf file in post.

Variable size PDF

Asks for the option value to set size of pdf image on screen.

  • [pdx=Option]value[/pdx]
    Usage
  • [pdx]myfile.pdf[/pdx]
    Example Usage
  • [pdx]myfile.pdf[/pdx]
    Example Output

PowerPoint

Embed a PowerPoint presentation converted with html5 or flash.

  • [ppt=Option]value[/ppt]
    Usage
  • [ppt]powerpointlink.htm[/ppt]
    Example Usage
  • [ppt]powerpointlink.htm[/ppt]
    Example Output

Remark

Use the REMARK code to enter descriptive material about the content.

  • [REMARK]value[/REMARK]
    Usage
  • [REMARK]This text is not displayed[/REMARK]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Play area

Create a link to an article with the Play area prefix.

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
  • Text in the wrapper.
    Example Output

Strike through

Strike through highlight code.

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]This is removed[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • This is removed
    Example Output

Table

This is a dummy place holder for the table code supplied by vault wiki.

  • [tablew]value[/tablew]
    Usage
  • [table]value[/table]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Template

Create a link to an article with the Template prefix.

  • [template]value[/template]
    Usage
  • [template=Example]Click here to view this page![/template]
    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
  • MultiPage
    |Page 1
    |Page 2
    Example Output