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. Border
  21. Colored Border
  22. Change Vote
  23. Countdown
  24. Font Awesome
  25. GIFv
  26. Glow
  27. img2
  28. img3
  29. Justify
  30. Legend
  31. Mention
  32. MVP vote
  33. Rainbow
  34. rainbow2
  35. Strike Through Text
  36. Spoiler
  37. Border with Title
  38. Time
  39. Title Spoiler
  40. url2
  41. Vote
  42. YMP3
  43. Youtube
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]https://www.opbforums.com/forums[/url]
    • [url=https://www.opbforums.com/forums]OPB Forums[/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.opbforums.com/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.opbforums.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;1024813]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

Border

This gives the user a colored border around the text.

  • [border]value[/border]
    Usage
  • [border] body goes here [/border]
    Example Usage
  • body goes here
    Example Output

Colored Border

This is a red border

  • [cborder=Option]value[/cborder]
    Usage
  • [cborder=red]foobar[/cborder]
    Example Usage
  • foobar
    Example Output

Change Vote

A change vote system for the mafia game

  • [changevote=Option]value[/changevote]
    Usage
  • [changevote=orange]Dino[/changevote]
    Example Usage
  • Change Vote Lynch: Dino
    Example Output

Countdown

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

Font Awesome

  • [fa]value[/fa]
    Usage
  • [fa]home[/fa]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

GIFv

  • [gifv]value[/gifv]
    Usage
  • [gifv]zvATqgs[/gifv]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Glow

Adds a colored glow to your text [glow=red]Message[/glow] or [glow=#000000]Message[/glow]

  • [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Usage
  • [glow=purple]This is what you're looking for! After me, find the one eyed ghoul (One Eyed Ghoul - Tyki)[/glow]
    Example Usage
  • This is what you're looking for! After me, find the one eyed ghoul (One Eyed Ghoul - Tyki)
    Example Output

img2

  • [img2=Option]value[/img2]
    Usage
  • [img2=right]https://placehold.it/42x73.jpg[/img2]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

img3

  • [img3=Option]value[/img3]
    Usage
  • [img3=500px]https://placehold.it/1920x1080.jpg[/img3]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Justify

Google it.

  • [justify]value[/justify]
    Usage
  • [justify]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed eu interdum dui. [/justify]
    Example Usage
  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed eu interdum dui.
    Example Output

Legend

[legend=Title]Text here[/legend]

  • [legend=Option]value[/legend]
    Usage
  • [legend=Example]This is an example[/legend]
    Example Usage
  • ExampleThis is an example
    Example Output

Mention

Mention an user to alert him or her to this post!

  • [mention]value[/mention]
    Usage
  • [mention]Username[/mention]
    Example Usage
  • @
    Example Output

MVP vote

MVP votes for the mafia

  • [mvp-vote=Option]value[/mvp-vote]
    Usage
  • [mvp-vote=green]Nafan[/mvp-vote]
    Example Usage
  • MVP vote: Nafan
    Example Output

Rainbow

rainbow text

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

rainbow2

rainbow text

  • [rainbow2]value[/rainbow2]
    Usage
  • [rainbow2]testing this shit[/rainbow2]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Strike Through Text

Puts a line through your text.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Do you poop?[/s]
    Example Usage
  • Do you poop?
    Example Output

Spoiler

Used to hide spoilers. Don't ruin the ends of movies, games, etc for those who haven't seen it yet!

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler] Hello There![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler!
    Example Output

Border with Title

Places a boxed border around text with a seperate title at the top using border=

  • [tborder=Option]value[/tborder]
    Usage
  • [tborder=This is a title]This is a body of text[/tborder]
    Example Usage
  • This is a title
    This is a body of text
    Example Output

Time

  • [time]value[/time]
    Usage
  • [time]bla_2530482399[/time]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Title Spoiler

Spoiler tag with custom title.

  • [tspoiler=Option]value[/tspoiler]
    Usage
  • [tspoiler=Example]This is an example[/tspoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Example
    Example Output

url2

url2 opens a link in the same window/tab instead of a new window/tab.

  • [url2=Option]value[/url2]
    Usage
  • [url2=http://www.google.com]Google[/url2]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Vote

A vote system for the mafia game

  • [vote=Option]value[/vote]
    Usage
  • [vote=orange]Dino[/vote]
    Example Usage
  • Vote Lynch: Dino
    Example Output

YMP3

Audio only

  • [YMP3]value[/YMP3]
    Usage
  • [YMP3]7U8PDQGlRZQ[/YMP3]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Youtube

Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, JFwCCL0Vh6U

  • [Youtube]value[/Youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]7azOBkAg2rA[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output