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. Highlight
  5. Left / Right / Center
  6. Indent
  7. Email Linking
  8. URL Hyperlinking
  9. Thread Linking
  10. Post Linking
  11. Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
  12. Images
  13. Videos
  14. Code
  15. PHP Code
  16. HTML Code
  17. Quote
  18. Stop BB Code Parsing
  19. Attachment
  20. Horizontal line
  21. Mod
  22. Password Tag
  23. Release-Bewertung
  24. Spoiler
  25. Strike
  26. Instab
  27. Hide
  28. Hide Posts
  29. Hide Reply
  30. Hide Thanks
  31. Showtogroups
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

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://www.sb-innovation.de/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.sb-innovation.de/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;354477]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

Horizontal line

With this bb code you can make a horizontal line.

  • [HL]value[/HL]
    Usage
  • [HL][/HL]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Mod

mod tag

  • [mod]value[/mod]
    Usage
  • [mod]bla[/mod]
    Example Usage
  • Moderator Message
    bla
    //Staff
    Example Output

Password Tag

With this bbcode you can post passwords for mods or something other.

  • [pw]value[/pw]
    Usage
  • [pw]Password[/pw]
    Example Usage
  • Password:
    Password
    Example Output

Release-Bewertung

Mit diesem BB-Code könnt ihr die Qualität von Movie-Releases bewerten. In dem Beispiel steht die 10 für die Bild- und die 8 für die Tonqualität.

  • [rate=Option]value[/rate]
    Usage
  • [rate="10/6/4/7"][/rate]
    Example Usage



  • Movie Review:
    Story: {option1}/10
    Actors: {option2}/10
    Soundtrack: {option3}/10
    Total: {option4}/10
    Example Output

Spoiler

Um bestimmte Texte nicht gleich sichtbar zu zeigen.

  • [Spoiler=Option]value[/Spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Dies ist ein Test]TEST123[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler Dies ist ein Test:
    TEST123
    Example Output

Strike

Strikes the text.

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

Instab

meins :-D

  • [vw]value[/vw]
    Usage
  • [vw]blabla[/vw]
    Example Usage
  • ##
    Instab Edit:

    blabla
    ##
    Example Output

Hide

Serves as a shortcut for and has the same syntax as the [HIDE-POSTS] tag.


Hide Posts

The tag hides content from people who have below X posts.

  • [hide-posts=X]value[/hide-posts]
    Usage
  • [hide-posts=5][/hide-posts]
    Example Usage
  • Hidden Block (you must be registered and have 5 posts):
    You do not have sufficient rights to see the hidden data contained here.
    Example Output

Hide Reply

The tag hides content from people until they reply in the same thread.

  • [hide-reply]value[/hide-reply]
    Usage
  • [hide-reply][/hide-reply]
    Example Usage
  • You must reply to see the hidden information contained here.
    You do not have sufficient rights to see the hidden data contained here.
    Example Output

Hide Thanks

The tag hides content from people until they press the thank you button for the post.

  • [hide-thanks]value[/hide-thanks]
    Usage
  • [hide-thanks][/hide-thanks]
    Example Usage
  • You must click 'Thank You' before you can see the data contained here.
    You do not have sufficient rights to see the hidden data contained here.
    Example Output

Showtogroups

The tag hides content from people who are not members of X,Y,Z usergroups.

  • [showtogroups=X,Y,Z]value[/showtogroups]
    Usage
  • [showtogroups=5,6,7][/showtogroups]
    Example Usage
  • Hidden Block (for usergroups: Super Moderators :: 5, Administrators :: 6, Moderators :: 7):
    You do not have sufficient rights to see the hidden data contained here.
    Example Output