What is BB Code?

BB Code is a quick and easy way to add effects or formatting to your posts.
It is used in a similar format to HTML tags which you may already be familiar with.
Below is a quick guide to the most common BB Code uses.

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[b]This is sample text[/b] This is sample text

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[s]This is sample text[/s] This is sample text

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[i]This is sample text[/i] This is sample text

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[u]This is sample text[/u] This is sample text

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[email]user@domain.com[/email] user@domain.com

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[email=user@domain.com]Click here![/email] Click here!

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[url]http://www.domain.com[/url] http://www.domain.com

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[url=http://www.domain.com]Click here![/url] Click here!

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[size=7]This is sample text[/size] This is sample text

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[font=times]This is sample text[/font] This is sample text

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[color=red]This is sample text[/color] This is sample text

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[img]http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/style_images/ip.boardpr/folder_post_icons/icon11.gif[/img]

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[list][*]List Item [*]List ItemList Item[/list]
  • List Item
  • List ItemList Item

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[list=1][*]List Item [*]List Item[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[list=a][*]List Item [*]List Item[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[list=i][*]List Item [*]List Item[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[quote]This is sample text[/quote]
QUOTE
This is sample text

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[code]$this_var = "Hello World!";[/code]
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$this_var = "Hello World!";

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[sql]SELECT t.tid FROM a_table t WHERE t.val="This Value"[/sql]
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SELECT t.tid FROM a_table t WHERE t.val="This Value"

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[html]<a href="test/page.html">A Test Page</a>[/html]
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<a href="test/page.html">A Test Page</a>

Post Snap Back
This tag displays a little linked image which links back to a post - used when quoting posts from the board. Opens in same window by default.
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[snapback]100[/snapback] *

Right
Aligns content to the right of the posting area
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[right]Some text here[/right]
Some text here

Left
Aligns content to the left of the post
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[left]Left aligned text[/left]
Left aligned text

Center
Aligns content to the center of the posting area.
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[center]Centered Text[/center]
Centered Text

Topic Link
This tag provides an easy way to link to a topic
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[topic=100]Click me![/topic] Click me!

Post Link
This tag provides an easy way to link to a post.
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[post=100]Click me![/post] Click me!

CODEBOX
Use this BBCode tag to show a scrolling codebox. Useful for long sections of code.
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[codebox]long_code_here = ';[/codebox]
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long_code_here = ';

Definition list
Outer tag for definition list.
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[dl][dt]blah[/dt][dd]blah[/dd][/dl]
blah
blah

Definition list term
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Definition list definition
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SPOILER
Spoiler tag
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[spoiler]Some hidden text[/spoiler] Some hidden text

Acronym
Allows you to make an acronym that will display a description when moused over
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[acronym='Laugh Out Loud']lol[/acronym] lol