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. Size
  3. Highlight
  4. Left / Right / Center
  5. Indent
  6. Email Linking
  7. URL Hyperlinking
  8. Thread Linking
  9. Post Linking
  10. Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
  11. Images
  12. Videos
  13. Code
  14. PHP Code
  15. Quote
  16. Stop BB Code Parsing
  17. Attachment
  18. Abbreviation
  19. Anchor
  20. Anchor Link
  21. Clear Left Float
  22. Color (inactive)
  23. DXDiag
  24. Emphasise
  25. Font (inactive)
  26. Left Aligned Image
  27. Right-aligned image
  28. Strikethrough
  29. Subscript
  30. Superscript
  31. Monospace Text
  32. Wiki
  33. Spoiler
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

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

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.relicnews.com[/url]
    • [url=http://forums.relicnews.com]Relicnews 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.

    • [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.relicnews.com/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forums.relicnews.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;1045591484]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

Abbreviation

Add an abbreviation using the HTML abbr element.

  • [abbr=Option]value[/abbr]
    Usage
  • [abbr=Role Playing Game]RPG[/abbr]
    Example Usage
  • RPG
    Example Output

Anchor

  • [anchor]value[/anchor]
    Usage
  • [anchor]AnchorName[/anchor]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Anchor Link

Creates a link to an anchor point on a page.

  • [anchorlink=Option]value[/anchorlink]
    Usage
  • [anchorlink=orks]AnchorLinkText[/anchorlink]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Clear Left Float

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

Color (inactive)

  • [color=Option]value[/color]
    Usage
  • Example Usage
  • Example Output

DXDiag

  • [dxdiag]value[/dxdiag]
    Usage
  • [dxdiag]coh[/dxdiag]
    Example Usage
  • coh
    Example Output

Emphasise

Lets you highlight parts of your post, for example to increase code readability.

  • [em=Option]value[/em]
    Usage
  • [em=1]em=1[/em], [em=2]em=2[/em], [em=3]em=3[/em]
    Example Usage
  • em=1, em=2, em=3
    Example Output

Font (inactive)

  • [font=Option]value[/font]
    Usage
  • Example Usage
  • Example Output

Left Aligned Image

  • [imgleft]value[/imgleft]
    Usage
  • [imgleft]http://forums.relicnews.com/avatars/avatar16_5.gif[/imgleft]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Right-aligned image

  • [imgright]value[/imgright]
    Usage
  • [imgright]http://forums.relicnews.com/avatars/avatar16_5.gif[/imgright]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Strikethrough

The strikethrough tag allows you to strike through text. No, really!

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Some Text[/s]
    Example Usage
  • Some Text
    Example Output

Subscript

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • [sub]Subscript[/sub]
    Example Usage
  • Subscript
    Example Output

Superscript

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • [sup]Superscript[/sup]
    Example Usage
  • Superscript
    Example Output

Monospace Text

  • [tt]value[/tt]
    Usage
  • [tt]This is monospaced[/tt] and this is not.
    Example Usage
  • This is monospaced and this is not.
    Example Output

Wiki

Create a link to the RelicWiki.

  • [wiki]value[/wiki]
    Usage
  • [wiki]Homeworld 2[/wiki]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler

Tag [spoiler] allow to hide the large texts, codes, images, etc.

  • [spoiler]Example of the title by default.[/spoiler]
    [spoiler=Option]Example of the title with user-defined header.[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]Example of the title by default.
    Example of the title by default.
    Example of the title by default.
    Example of the title by default.[/spoiler]
    [spoiler=User-defined header]Example of the title with user-defined header.
    Example of the title with user-defined header.
    Example of the title with user-defined header.
    Example of the title with user-defined header.[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output