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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. Break
  22. Strikethrough
  23. digg
  24. Fieldset
  25. SWF Flash Embedd (Moderators+ Only)
  26. gamedemo
  27. Google Search
  28. GameTrailers
  29. Embed Google Video
  30. Image 2
  31. Megavideo
  32. Metacafe Video
  33. more
  34. PayPal
  35. POTW
  36. Shop
  37. SOTW
  38. source
  39. spoiler tags without title
  40. Spoiler tags
  41. spoiler tags without title 2
  42. Spoiler tags 2
  43. texter
  44. Viddler
  45. Vimeo
  46. YouTube
  47. YouTube Widescreen
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.

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]http://www.consolespot.net/forums/images/styles/Movara/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.consolespot.net/forums/images/styles/Movara/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;310000]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

Break


  • [br]value[/br]
    Usage
  • [BR]
    Example Usage
  • [BR]
    Example Output

Strikethrough

The [del] tag allows you to display crossed-out text

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

digg

Put the link of the content you want to be dugg.

  • [digg]value[/digg]
    Usage
  • [digg]http://www.consolespot.net/1050-DarK-AleX-500-M33-Custom-Firmware.html[/digg]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Fieldset

Add a fieldset.

  • [fieldset=Option]value[/fieldset]
    Usage
  • [fieldset=Title]Text[/fieldset]
    Example Usage
  • Title Text
    Example Output

SWF Flash Embedd (Moderators+ Only)

Insert a controlled Flash animation. You can easily add all the parameters you wish (quality, background, width, height, etc...) between the tags.

  • [flash=Option]value[/flash]
    Usage
  • [flash=http://www.topgamez.net/swf/kitten-cannon.swf]width=500 height=128[/flash]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

gamedemo

  • [gamedemo]value[/gamedemo]
    Usage
  • [gamedemo]http://www8.agame.com/mirror/flash/l/loco_roco2_v2.swf[/gamedemo]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Google Search

Add a direct Google Search into your post like this: [google]what you want to search for[/google]

  • [google]value[/google]
    Usage
  • [google]Consolespot[/google]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

GameTrailers

Embed videos from GameTrailers.com

  • [gt]value[/gt]
    Usage
  • [gt]20350[/gt]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Embed Google Video

You can embed Google Video into your posts using: [gvid]videonumber[/gvid]

  • [gvid]value[/gvid]
    Usage
  • [gvid]8919541964498299964[/gvid]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Image 2

This is so the front page images don't link to the forum, use this tag so it won't link to anything other than the thing.

  • [img2]value[/img2]
    Usage
  • [img2]http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee128/Console_Spot_Networks/testcopy.png[/img2]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Megavideo

  • [mega]value[/mega]
    Usage
  • [mega]E679F44Y[/mega]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Metacafe Video

Embed Metacafe Videos into Posts using: [metacafe]videonumber/videoname[/metacafe] Do not include the / before the video number and after the video name.

  • [metacafe]value[/metacafe]
    Usage
  • [metacafe]124632/funny_cats_3[/metacafe]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

more

  • [more]value[/more]
    Usage
  • [more]text here, not show front page[/more]
    Example Usage
  • text here, not show front page
    Example Output

PayPal

  • [paypal]value[/paypal]
    Usage
  • [paypal]donate[/paypal]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

POTW

This code is not to be used outside the Picture of the Week or Graphics section, failure to comply will result in a warning or infraction.

  • [potw=Option]value[/potw]
    Usage
  • [sotw="Rune Despair"]http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k449/Haxcommunity/runic.png[/sotw]
    Example Usage
  • Signature of the Week Entry
    Rune Despair
    Rune Despair
    I have read the rules pertaining to this week's Sig of the Week Competition, and would like to enter my image above. I acknowledge that it I vote for my own work when the poll is posted, I will be disqualified
    [Direct Link To Image]
    Example Output

Shop

Use this codes for ads

  • [shop=Option]value[/shop]
    Usage
  • [shop]java[/shop]
    Example Usage
  • [shop]java[/shop]
    Example Output

SOTW

This code is only to be used by SOTW staff or other certified forum staff, unauthorised users will be banned if they are found to be using this code.

  • [sotw=Option]value[/sotw]
    Usage
  • [sotw="Rune Despair"]http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k449/Haxcommunity/runic.png[/sotw]
    Example Usage
  • Signature of the Week Entry
    Rune Despair
    Rune Despair
    I have read the rules pertaining to this week's Sig of the Week Competition, and would like to enter my image above. I acknowledge that it I vote for my own work when the poll is posted, I will be disqualified
    [Direct Link To Image]
    Example Output

source

Use this for sourcing articles.

  • [source]value[/source]
    Usage
  • [source]test[/source]
    Example Usage
  • test
    Example Output

spoiler tags without title

Wrap the text you do not want to spoil inside the [spoil]test[/spoil] tags

  • [spoil]value[/spoil]
    Usage
  • [spoil]test[/spoil]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler tags

Wrap the text you do not want to spoil inside the [spoiler=Title Text]test[/spoiler] tags

  • [spoil=Option]value[/spoil]
    Usage
  • [spoil=Title Text]test[/spoil]
    Example Usage
  • Title Text
    Example Output

spoiler tags without title 2

Wrap the text you do not want to spoil inside the [spoiler]test[/spoiler] tags

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]test[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler tags 2

Wrap the text you do not want to spoil inside the [spoiler=Title]test[/spoiler] tags

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Title Text]test[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Title Text
    Example Output

texter

  • [texter]value[/texter]
    Usage
  • [texter]test[/texter]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Viddler

Viddler video!

  • [viddler]value[/viddler]
    Usage
  • [viddler]1ffb1ce3[/viddler]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Vimeo

  • [vimeo]value[/vimeo]
    Usage
  • [vimeo]909833[/vimeo]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

YouTube

Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFwCCL0Vh6U

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]oHg5SJYRHA0[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

YouTube Widescreen

Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFwCCL0Vh6U

  • [youwide]value[/youwide]
    Usage
  • [youwide]oHg5SJYRHA0[/youwide]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output