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. Quote
  17. Stop BB Code Parsing
  18. Attachment
  19. Announcement
  20. Valentine Announcement
  21. Competition
  22. column
  23. columns
  24. FA Comment Box
  25. Fortune Cookie
  26. CM Comment Box
  27. Link to target
  28. Corrected Image Tag
  29. IRC status
  30. IRC with option
  31. Justify
  32. CM use only
  33. Mod comment
  34. Set target
  35. Spoiler
  36. Strikethrough
  37. Valentine Card
  38. FA use only
  39. Christmas Card
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.

    • [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://forum.travian.com.au/images/travianvb4/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forum.travian.com.au/images/travianvb4/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

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;266390]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

Announcement

Creates Background for announcements

  • [Announce]value[/Announce]
    Usage
  • [Announce]This is an announcement[/Announce]
    Example Usage
  •  
    This is an announcement
     
    Example Output

Valentine Announcement

announcements for valentines stuff

  • [AnnounceVal]value[/AnnounceVal]
    Usage
  • [AnnounceVal]announcement text here[/AnnounceVal]
    Example Usage
  •  
    announcement text here
     
    Example Output

Competition

Comment box for competitions.

  • [co]value[/co]
    Usage
  • [co]Competition[/co]
    Example Usage
  • Competition:
    Competition
    Example Output

column

N/A

  • [column=Option]value[/column]
    Usage
  • N/A
    Example Usage
  • N/A
    Example Output

columns

N/A

  • [columns]value[/columns]
    Usage
  • N/A
    Example Usage
  • N/A
    Example Output

FA Comment Box

Forum Admin comment box. Use of this code by anyone else constitutes grounds for an immediate ban.

  • [FA]value[/FA]
    Usage
  • [FA] Forum Admin's Use Only[/FA]
    Example Usage
  • Forum Admin Comment:
    Forum Admin's Use Only
    Example Output

Fortune Cookie

Fortune Cookie code: Place the text you want to appear when the cookie is broken between the tags.

  • [FC]value[/FC]
    Usage
  • [FC]He who break cookie have crumby day.[/FC]
    Example Usage
  • Happy New Year!:
    He who break cookie have crumby day.
    Cookie
    Example Output

CM Comment Box

Comment box for Community Manager use only. Use by anyone else is grounds for an instant ban.

  • [ga]value[/ga]
    Usage
  • [ga]Community Manager's Use Only[/ga]
    Example Usage
  • Community Manager Comment:
    Community Manager's Use Only
    Example Output

Link to target

Links to the target location set by the "set" BBcode within the same page.

  • [goto=Option]value[/goto]
    Usage
  • [goto=Words for link]showthread.php?1234-example-URL#place1[/goto]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Corrected Image Tag

Corrected image tag that automatically resizes if the width is beyond 700 pixels, in order not to stretch the post width.

  • [img]value[/img]
    Usage
  • [img]put url here[/img]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

IRC status

Shows whether or not the nickname entered is online at IRC. Help can be found at http://indicator.travian.org/help.php.

  • [irc]value[/irc]
    Usage
  • [irc]IRC_nickname[/irc]
    Example Usage
  • IRC server: irc.travian.org
    Example Output

IRC with option

Shows whether or not the nickname entered is online at IRC. Help can be found at http://indicator.travian.org/help.php.

  • [irc=Option]value[/irc]
    Usage
  • [irc=2]IRC_nickname[/irc]
    Example Usage
  • IRC server: irc.travian.org - IRC_nickname's status
    Example Output

Justify

Justifies text so that both margins are even rather than ragged on the right end.

  • [just]value[/just]
    Usage
  • [just]Your text here[/just]
    Example Usage
  • Your text here
    Example Output

CM use only

Kafkaesque's posting font

  • [l]value[/l]
    Usage
  • [l]CM use only[/l]
    Example Usage
  • CM use only
    Example Output

Mod comment

Comment box for forum Moderators only. Use of this code by non-Moderators will result in an immediate ban.

  • [mod]value[/mod]
    Usage
  • [mod]Moderator's comment here[/mod]
    Example Usage
  • Moderator Comment:
    Moderator's comment here
    Example Output

Set target

Creates a target location within the same page so that when you click on a link (see goto BBCode for special link) it will take you to that point on the same page.

  • [set=Option]value[/set]
    Usage
  • [set=text you are anchoring to]Place1[/set]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler

Hides info until user chooses to open it and see the message.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]Top Secret![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler:
    Top Secret!
    Example Output

Strikethrough

Normal text with a strikethrough.

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]Your text here[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • Your text here
    Example Output

Valentine Card

A Valentine's Day card for sending to someone special.

  • [VC]value[/VC]
    Usage
  • [VC]Happy Valentine's Day[/VC]
    Example Usage
  • Happy Valentine's Day!:
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Valentine Card
    Example Output

FA use only

FA use only

  • [x]value[/x]
    Usage
  • [x]Private use[/x]
    Example Usage
  • Private use
    Example Output

Christmas Card

  • [xmas]value[/xmas]
    Usage
  • [xmas]Merry Christmas[/xmas]
    Example Usage
  • Merry Christmas!:
    Merry Christmas
    Christmas Card
    Example Output