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. Embed Audio
  21. blockquote
  22. Collapse
  23. Collapse 2
  24. Collapse 3
  25. Collapse 4
  26. Horizontal Rule - Option
  27. mp4
  28. Pixiv
  29. Rubytext
  30. Strikethrough
  31. Spoiler - No Title
  32. Spoiler - Option
  33. spoiltweet
  34. Test Pixiv
  35. Test Spoiler
  36. TEST TWEET
  37. tweet
  38. webm
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.

    • [url]value[/url]
    • [url=Option]value[/url]
    Usage
    • [url]http://forums.nrvnqsr.com[/url]
    • [url=http://forums.nrvnqsr.com]Beast's Lair[/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.

    • [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://forums.nrvnqsr.com/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/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;2730930]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

Embed Audio

Embeds audio, using HTML5.

  • [audio]value[/audio]
    Usage
  • [audio]http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/images/aprilfools/GreatCatsVillage.ogg[/audio]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

blockquote

Lets you indent the text inside the tag.

  • [blockquote]value[/blockquote]
    Usage
  • [blockquote]TEXT[/blockquote]
    Example Usage
  • TEXT
    Example Output

Collapse

Collapse a block of text into a convenient, smaller text that when clicked, expands into a different block of text. You must specify different words/phrases, otherwise it won't work.

Collapse 2

A form of spoiler text which also hides the text from the Activity Stream, unlike the default collapse. Remember to invert your normal usage.

  • [collapse2=Option]value[/collapse2]
    Usage
  • [collapse2=DUMBLEDORE DIES]Here be spoilers![/collapse2]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Collapse 3

Collapses without letting you undo it.

  • [collapse3=Option]value[/collapse3]
    Usage
  • [collapse3=LEFTOVERS]TEST[/collapse3]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Collapse 4

Collapses and uncollapses without links.

  • [collapse4=Option]value[/collapse4]
    Usage
  • [collapse4=LEFTOVERS]TEST[/collapse4]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Horizontal Rule - Option

This draws a simple horizontal rule. The percentage put in controls how wide it is. It ain't pretty... but it works.

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

  • Example Output

mp4

Embeds a .mp4 file in the post. (NO AUDIO)

  • [mp4]value[/mp4]
    Usage
  • [mp4]http://i.imgur.com/iG9mxRI.mp4[/mp4]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Pixiv

For embedding Pixiv images without rehosting. Put the image id - which is just the number, not the whole url - inside the tags.

  • [pixiv]value[/pixiv]
    Usage
  • [pixiv]27670305[/pixiv]
    Example Usage
  • Click here to toggle visibility of Pixiv image
    Example Output

Rubytext

Enables Rubytext for displaying translations of text above it.

  • [ruby=Option]value[/ruby]
    Usage
  • [ruby=無限の剣製]Unlimited Blade Works[/ruby]
    Example Usage
  • 無限の剣製
    Unlimited Blade Works
    Example Output

Strikethrough

Adds a strikethrough effect to the text.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]This text will be struck through.[/s]
    Example Usage
  • This text will be struck through.
    Example Output

Spoiler - No Title

This code allows the use of spoilers without necessitating a title, by popular demand.

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

Spoiler - Option

Used for hiding things.

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Here is your title]And here your text[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Here is your title
    And here your text
    Example Output

spoiltweet

Testing out a tweet embed with a spoiler tag around it.

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

Test Pixiv

Potential alternative for Pixiv embeds.

  • [testpixiv]value[/testpixiv]
    Usage
  • [testpixiv]27670305[/testpixiv]
    Example Usage
  • Click here to toggle visibility of image
    Example Output

Test Spoiler

Testing extra spoiler code.

  • [testspoiler=Option]value[/testspoiler]
    Usage
  • [testspoiler=Here is your title]And here is your text[/testspoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Here is your title
    [And here is your text]
    Example Output

TEST TWEET

SSS

  • [testtt]value[/testtt]
    Usage
  • [testtt]!!![/testtt]
    Example Usage
  • Click here to toggle visibility of Tweet
    Example Output

tweet

Embed a Tweet inside your post with this tag.

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

webm

Embed webm into posts.

  • [webm]value[/webm]
    Usage
  • [webm] url [/webm]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output