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. Quote
  18. Stop BB Code Parsing
  19. Attachment
  20. Auto-Link
  21. Autolink
  22. Book Index
  23. Book Index
  24. Legacy Category Tag
  25. Char
  26. Comment
  27. Comment
  28. Div
  29. Div
  30. Wiki Attachment
  31. Wiki Attachment Tag
  32. Footnote
  33. Footnote
  34. Forum Index
  35. Forum Index
  36. Gallery
  37. Google Document
  38. Headline
  39. Headline
  40. Horizontal Rule
  41. Horizontal Line
  42. Condition
  43. Include Only
  44. Wiki Content Inclusion
  45. Mention
  46. No-Edit
  47. No Include
  48. No State
  49. Only Include
  50. Reference List
  51. Reference List
  52. Show Threads
  53. Show Threads
  54. span
  55. Span
  56. Table
  57. Table
  58. Include Wiki Template
  59. Template Inclusion Tag
  60. Table of Contents
  61. Table of Contents
  62. Variable
  63. Widget
  64. Wiki
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.

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.hostboard.com/forums[/url]
    • [url=https://www.hostboard.com/forums]HostBoard[/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.hostboard.com/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.hostboard.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

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;2067327]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

Auto-Link

For internal use only.

  • [autolink]value[/autolink]
    Usage
  • [autolink]Main Page[/autolink]
    Example Usage
  • [autolink]Main Page[/autolink]
    Example Output

Autolink

Create a link to an article with the Autolink prefix.

  • [autolink1]value[/autolink1]
    Usage
  • [autolink]Main Page[/autolink]
    Example Usage
  • [autolink]Main Page[/autolink]
    Example Output

Book Index

List all chapters in the specified book by chapter order. Enter a book title.

  • [bookindex]value[/bookindex]
    Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Output

Book Index

Create a link to an article with the Book Index prefix.

  • [bookindex1]value[/bookindex1]
    Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Output

Legacy Category Tag

Create a link to an article with the Legacy Category Tag prefix.

  • [category]value[/category]
    Usage
  • [category]Example[/category]
    Example Usage
  • [category=]Example[/category]
    Example Output

Char

Create a link to an article with the Char prefix.

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

Comment

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

  • [comment]value[/comment]
    Usage
  • [comment]This can only be seen in the editor.[/comment]
    Example Usage
  • [comment]This can only be seen in the editor.[/comment]
    Example Output

Comment

Create a link to an article with the Comment prefix.

  • [comment1]value[/comment1]
    Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Output

Div

Create a CSS-styled box around your text.

  • [div]value[/div]
    Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Output

Div

Create a link to an article with the Div prefix.

  • [div1]value[/div1]
    Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Output

Wiki Attachment

Insert wiki files in your posts.

  • [file]value[/file]
    Usage
  • [file]filename.jpg|A caption[/file]
    Example Usage
  • [file]filename.jpg|A caption[/file]
    Example Output

Wiki Attachment Tag

Create a link to an article with the Wiki Attachment Tag prefix.

  • [file1]value[/file1]
    Usage
  • [file]filename.ext[/file]
    Example Usage
  • [file]filename.ext[/file]
    Example Output

Footnote

Add a footnote to the page.

  • [footnote]value[/footnote]
    Usage
  • [footnote="https://www.vaultwiki.org/"]VaultWiki - Wiki for vBulletin Forums[/footnote]
    Example Usage
  • [footnote="https://www.vaultwiki.org/"]VaultWiki - Wiki for vBulletin Forums[/footnote]
    Example Output

Footnote

Create a link to an article with the Footnote prefix.

  • [footnote1]value[/footnote1]
    Usage
  • [footnote]This is a footnote[/footnote]
    Example Usage
  • [footnote=This is a footnote][/footnote]
    Example Output

Forum Index

List all threads from the specified forum in alphabetical order. Enter a forum ID.

  • [forumindex]value[/forumindex]
    Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Output

Forum Index

Create a link to an article with the Forum Index prefix.

  • [forumindex1]value[/forumindex1]
    Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Output

Gallery

Create a link to an article with the Gallery prefix.

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

Google Document

Embed a Google Document.

  • [gd]value[/gd]
    Usage
  • [gd]2PACX-1vSP991tBybGIo8Y8EsLbsRi2QUmuugQC85slx153HELeU_0qgy4V0a9PB1zJ08_TBDuz51_32ESLUhH[/gd]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Headline

Create any level headline (1-6).

  • [h=Option]value[/h]
    Usage
  • [h=2]Headline (Level 2)[/h]
    Example Usage
  • [h=Headline (Level 2)]2[/h]
    Example Output

Headline

Create a link to an article with the Headline prefix.

  • [h1=Option]value[/h1]
    Usage
  • [h=4]This is a level 4 headline.[/h]
    Example Usage
  • [h=This is a level 4 headline.]4[/h]
    Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Create a horizontal line spanning a specified width.

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

Horizontal Line

Create a link to an article with the Horizontal Line prefix.

  • [hr1]value[/hr1]
    Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Output

Condition

Create a link to an article with the Condition prefix.

  • [if]value[/if]
    Usage
  • [if="1==2"] 1 + 1 = 2 [else /] 1 + 1 = 3[/if]
    Example Usage
  • [if="1==2"] 1 + 1 = 2 [else /] 1 + 1 = 3[/if]
    Example Output

Include Only

Create a link to an article with the Include Only prefix.

  • [includeonly]value[/includeonly]
    Usage
  • [includeonly]This text only shows when the template is used.[/includeonly]
    Example Usage
  • [includeonly=]This text only shows when the template is used.[/includeonly]
    Example Output

Wiki Content Inclusion

Create a link to an article with the Wiki Content Inclusion prefix.

  • [inject]value[/inject]
    Usage
  • 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

No-Edit

Create a link to an article with the No-Edit prefix.

  • [noedit]value[/noedit]
    Usage
  • [noedit]text[/noedit]
    Example Usage
  • [noedit=]text[/noedit]
    Example Output

No Include

Create a link to an article with the No Include prefix.

  • [noinclude]value[/noinclude]
    Usage
  • [noinclude]This text does not appear when the template is used.[/noinclude]
    Example Usage
  • [noinclude=]This text does not appear when the template is used.[/noinclude]
    Example Output

No State

Create a link to an article with the No State prefix.

  • [nostate]value[/nostate]
    Usage
  • [nostate][b]Bold text[/b][/nostate]
    Example Usage
  • [nostate=]Bold text[/nostate]
    Example Output

Only Include

Create a link to an article with the Only Include prefix.

  • [onlyinclude]value[/onlyinclude]
    Usage
  • [onlyinclude]This text is the only part of the template that is used.[/onlyinclude]
    Example Usage
  • [onlyinclude=]This text is the only part of the template that is used.[/onlyinclude]
    Example Output

Reference List

Display a list of all footnotes on the page.

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

Reference List

Create a link to an article with the Reference List prefix.

  • [reflist1]value[/reflist1]
    Usage
  • [reflist]1702[/reflist]
    Example Usage
  • [reflist][/reflist]
    Example Output

Show Threads

List threads with the most recent posts from the specified forum. Enter a forum ID.

  • [showthreads]value[/showthreads]
    Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Output

Show Threads

Create a link to an article with the Show Threads prefix.

  • [showthreads1]value[/showthreads1]
    Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Output

span

Create a CSS-style wrapper around your text.

  • [span]value[/span]
    Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Output

Span

Create a link to an article with the Span prefix.

  • [span1]value[/span1]
    Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Output

Table

Create a table for data cells.

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

Table

Create a link to an article with the Table prefix.

  • [table1]value[/table1]
    Usage
  • [table]border="1"[/table]
    Example Usage
  • [table]border="1"[/table]
    Example Output

Include Wiki Template

Insert a wiki template in the current page.

  • [template]value[/template]
    Usage
  • [template]TemplateName[/template]
    Example Usage
  • [template]TemplateName[/template]
    Example Output

Template Inclusion Tag

Create a link to an article with the Template Inclusion Tag prefix.

  • [template1]value[/template1]
    Usage
  • [template]Example[/template]
    Example Usage
  • [template]Example[/template]
    Example Output

Table of Contents

Insert the table of contents at a specific position.

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

Table of Contents

Create a link to an article with the Table of Contents prefix.

  • [toc1]value[/toc1]
    Usage
  • [toc][/toc]
    Example Usage
  • [toc][/toc]
    Example Output

Variable

Create a link to an article with the Variable prefix.

  • [var]value[/var]
    Usage
  • [var]PAGENAME[/var]
    Example Usage
  • [var=]PAGENAME[/var]
    Example Output

Widget

Create a link to an article with the Widget prefix.

  • [widget]value[/widget]
    Usage
  • [widget]MultiPage |Page 1 |Page 2 [/widget]
    Example Usage
  • [widget=]MultiPage
    |Page 1
    |Page 2
    [/widget]
    Example Output

Wiki

Create a link to an article with the Wiki prefix.

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