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BB Code
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
[b], [i], [u] Bold / Italic / Underline
[color] Color
[size] Size
[font] Font
[highlight] Highlight
[left], [right], [center] Left / Right / Center
[indent] Indent
[email] Email Linking
[url] URL Hyperlinking
[thread] Thread Linking
[post] Post Linking
[list] Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
[img] Images
[code] Code
[php] PHP Code
[html] HTML Code
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop BB Code Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[a] Anchor
[align] Align
[floatright] Float Right
[h2] Header 2
[h3] Header 3
[high] High
[hr] Hr
[imglft] Float Left Image
[imgrft] Float Right Image
[jira] Jira
[LFT] Float Left
[minicode] Minicode
[name] Name
[node] Node
[note] Note
[pre] Pre Tag
[process] Process
[rft] Float Right
[s] Strikethrough
[warning] Warning
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.
Usage [b]value[/b]
[i]value[/i]
[u]value[/u]
Example Usage [b]this text is bold[/b]
[i]this text is italic[/i]
[u]this text is underlined[/u]
Example Output this text is bold
this text is italic
this text is underlined

Color
The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.
Usage [color=Option]value[/color]
Example Usage [color=blue]this text is blue[/color]
Example Output this text is blue

Size
The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.
Usage [size=Option]value[/size]
Example Usage [size=+2]this text is two sizes larger than normal[/size]
Example Output this text is two sizes larger than normal

Font
The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.
Usage [font=Option]value[/font]
Example Usage [font=courier]this text is in the courier font[/font]
Example Output this text is in the courier font

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

Left / Right / Center
The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.
Usage [left]value[/left]
[center]value[/center]
[right]value[/right]
Example Usage [left]this text is left-aligned[/left]
[center]this text is center-aligned[/center]
[right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
Example Output
this text is left-aligned
this text is center-aligned
this text is right-aligned

Indent
The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.
Usage [indent]value[/indent]
Example Usage [indent]this text is indented[/indent]
Example Output
this text is indented

Email Linking
The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [email]value[/email]
[email=Option]value[/email]
Example Usage [email]j.doe@example.com[/email]
[email=j.doe@example.com]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
Example Output j.doe@example.com
Click Here to Email Me

URL Hyperlinking
The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [url]value[/url]
[url=Option]value[/url]
Example Usage [url]http://www.vbulletin.org/forum[/url]
[url=http://www.vbulletin.org/forum]vBulletin.org Forum[/url]
Example Output http://www.vbulletin.org/forum
vBulletin.org Forum

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.
Usage [thread]threadid[/thread]
[thread=threadid]value[/thread]
Example 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 Output http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=42918
Click Me!

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.
Usage [post]postid[/post]
[post=postid]value[/post]
Example Usage [post]269302[/post]
[post=269302]Click Me![/post]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=269302#post269302
Click Me!

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.
Usage [list]value[/list]
Example Usage [list]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  • list item 1
  • list item 2

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).
Usage [list=Option]value[/list]
Example Usage [list=1]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]

[list=a]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2

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.
Usage [img]value[/img]
Example Usage [img]http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/images/cstyle/blue/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/images/cstyle/blue/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] [/url] (Linked)
Example Output (Not linked)

(Linked)

Code
The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preserves all spacing.
Usage [code]value[/code]
Example Usage [code]
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
    alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>
[/code]
Example Output
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


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.
Usage [php]value[/php]
Example Usage [php]
$myvar = 'Hello World!';
for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++)
{
    echo $myvar . "\n";
}
[/php]
Example Output
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


HTML Code
The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.
Usage [html]value[/html]
Example Usage [html]
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
[/html]
Example Output
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Quote
The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.
Usage [quote]Quote[/quote]
[quote=User Name]value[/quote]
Example Usage [quote]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe;2579312]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
Example Output
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Originally Posted by John Doe
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Originally Posted by John Doe View Post
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Stop BB Code Parsing
The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of BB code.
Usage [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse]
Example Usage [noparse][b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b][/noparse]
Example Output [b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b]

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.
Usage [attach]attachmentid[/attach]
Example Usage [attach]12345[/attach]
Example Output

Anchor
Allows you to insert Anchors into a thread or article so they can be linked to directly from another location. Create anchors in the following format: [a=anchorname]text[/a]
Usage [a=Option]value[/a]
Example Usage [a=anchor]Anchor Text[/a]
Example Output Anchor Text

Align
Usage [align=Option]value[/align]
Example Usage [align=center]text alignment[/align]
Example Output
text alignment

Float Right
Usage [floatright]value[/floatright]
Example Usage [floatright]This text will float right of object below it.[/floatright]
Example Output This text will float right of object below it.

Header 2
Adds a header to your document.
Usage [h2]value[/h2]
Example Usage [h2]Header[/h2]
Example Output Header

Header 3
Create and H3 header for your page.
Usage [h3]value[/h3]
Example Usage [h3]Header 3[/h3]
Example Output Header 3

High
Use this code to highlight special things in your posts.
Usage [high]value[/high]
Example Usage [high]This text is highlighted[/high]
Example Output This text is highlighted

Hr
Can be used to separate things in your post.
Usage [hr]value[/hr]
Example Usage This is a code to create a horizonal line
Example Output This is a code to create a horizonal line

Float Left Image
Floats image to the left side of object. Use this to bypass [IMG] bbcode.
Usage [imglft]value[/imglft]
Example Usage [imglft]http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/cpstyles/vBulletin_3_Frontend/cp_help.gif[/imglft]
Example Output

Float Right Image
Floats image to the right side of object. Use this to bypass [IMG] bbcode.
Usage [imgrft]value[/imgrft]
Example Usage [imgrft]http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/cpstyles/vBulletin_3_Frontend/cp_help.gif[/imgrft]
Example Output

Jira
Use this to link to any issue in Jira.
Usage [jira]value[/jira]
Example Usage [jira]vbiv-123[/jira]
Example Output vbiv-123

Float Left
Usage [LFT]value[/LFT]
Example Usage [lft]This text will float left of object below it.[/lft]
Example Output [lft]This text will float left of object below it.[/lft]

Minicode
Usage [minicode]value[/minicode]
Example Usage
Example Output

Name
Links to a userprofile
Usage [name]value[/name]
Example Usage [name]Xenon[/name]
Example Output Xenon

Node
Use this to link to any forum node.
Usage [node]value[/node]
Example Usage [node]123456[/node]
Example Output 123456

Note
Primarily used for documentation. Allows the author to add notes and have them stand out.
Usage [note]value[/note]
Example Usage [note]This is a note placed within the content.[/note]
Example Output
Note: This is a note placed within the content.

Pre Tag
Usage [pre]value[/pre]
Example Usage
Example Output

Process
Allows you to show a process or steps inline.
Usage [process]value[/process]
Example Usage [process]Settings > Options > Turn Your vBulletin On and Off[/process]
Example Output Settings > Options > Turn Your vBulletin On and Off

Float Right
Usage [rft]value[/rft]
Example Usage [rft]This text will float right of object below it.[/rft]
Example Output This text will float right of object below it.

Strikethrough
The STRIKE tag specifies that the enclosed text should be rendered in a strike-through appearance. Usually this is done with a line through the middle of the text.
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]test[/s]
Example Output test

Warning
Allows content writers to place warnings withing their content.
Usage [warning]value[/warning]
Example Usage [warning]Before you upgrade your forums make sure you have a full and complete backup of your database[/warning]
Example Output
Warning: Before you upgrade your forums make sure you have a full and complete backup of your database


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