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. HTML Code
  18. Quote
  19. Stop BB Code Parsing
  20. Attachment
  21. Blink
  22. Blue
  23. Box
  24. Center
  25. Down
  26. Green
  27. Jesus
  28. Line
  29. Marquee
  30. Mention
  31. Moveright
  32. Pink
  33. Right
  34. Spoiler
  35. Strike
  36. Sub
  37. Sup
  38. Up
  39. bibleref tag
  40. Yellow
  41. YouTube BB Code
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://theologyonline.com[/url]
    • [url=http://theologyonline.com]Theology Online[/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://theologyonline.com/images/metro/blue/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://theologyonline.com/images/metro/blue/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;5135188]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

Blink

Possibly one of the most annoying tags around.

  • [blink]value[/blink]
    Usage
  • [blink]Blink[/blink]
    Example Usage
  • Blink
    Example Output

Blue

Creates text that appears to be highlighted with a blue marker.

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

Box

Makes a box around a portion of text.

  • [box]value[/box]
    Usage
  • [box]boxed text[/box]
    Example Usage

  • boxed text

    Example Output

Center

This should put your text in the center of the box.

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

Down

This Text Goes Down From Up

  • [down]value[/down]
    Usage
  • [down]This Text Goes Down From Up[/down]
    Example Usage
  • This Text Goes Down From Up
    Example Output

Green

Creates text that appears to be highlighted with a green marker.

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

Jesus

Makes it easy to quote what Jesus said in a red font.

  • [Jesus]value[/Jesus]
    Usage
  • [Jesus]Red![/Jesus]
    Example Usage
  • Red!
    Example Output

Line

This BB Code allows you to add horizontal lines in your post, then number 300 is the width you want it to be.

  • [line]value[/line]
    Usage
  • [line]300[/line]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Marquee

Creates moving text

  • [marquee]value[/marquee]
    Usage
  • [marquee]marquee[/marquee]
    Example Usage
  • marquee
    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

Moveright

Creates moving text that moves right to left

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

Pink

Creates text that appears to be highlighted with a pink marker.

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

Right

Align to the right!

  • [right]value[/right]
    Usage
  • [right]RIGHT[/right]
    Example Usage
  • RIGHT
    Example Output

Spoiler

This hides some text until the user clicks on it.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]There is a secret in here.[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler
    There is a secret in here.
    Example Output

Strike

This makes the text have a line through it.

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

Sub

Ads subscript

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • Sub[sub]Script[/sub]
    Example Usage
  • SubScript
    Example Output

Sup

Adds superscript

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • Super[sup]Script[/sup]
    Example Usage
  • SuperScript
    Example Output

Up

  • [up]value[/up]
    Usage
  • [up]This Text Goes Up From Down[/up]
    Example Usage
  • This Text Goes Up From Down
    Example Output

bibleref tag

  • [VERSION=Option]value[/VERSION]
    Usage
  • [VERSION=KJV:John 3:16]John 3:16[/VERSION]
    Example Usage
  • John 3:16
    Example Output

Yellow

Creates text that appears to be highlighted with a yellow marker.

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

YouTube BB Code

YouTube embeded videos

  • [yt=Option]value[/yt]
    Usage
  • [yt=video name]v2A0nSLc8qg[/yt]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output
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