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. Attachment Caption
  22. Flow Player
  23. Jafri's FLV Player
  24. Highslide Flash Movies
  25. Highslife Video Player using Flowplayer
  26. Image Tag to use for HSURL tags
  27. Highslide Quicktime Movies
  28. Highslide Quicktime Movies - Large
  29. Highslide Quicktime Movies - Small
  30. Highslide URL
  31. iframe
  32. Map
  33. Imbedded MP3 Player
  34. MP3 Player Pop-up
  35. Vimeo
  36. YouTube
  37. Embed PDF
  38. Photobucket BBCode
  39. Resize Images
  40. Thumbnail
  41. Twitter
  42. View PDF
  43. Wikipedia reference-link
  44. YouTube Basic
  45. YouTube
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]https://www.milsurps.com/images/tacticalgamer/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.milsurps.com/images/tacticalgamer/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;413549]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

Attachment Caption

This code allows you to add captions to your attachment images. When your attachments are clicked, they will have this caption below the large image in the pop-out window. You use them so [attcap=1234] where 1234 = the attachment id, you can see the attachment id by hovering over the attachment and making a note of the URL it links to, it will include "attachmentid=". Or, if you're using inline attachments, the number between [ATTACH][/ATTACH] is the one you want. You may use bbcode such as [b] bold and [i] itallic to format your caption text.

  • [attcap=Option]value[/attcap]
    Usage
  • [attcap=361]Winchester Receiver[/attcap]
    Example Usage
  • Winchester Receiver
    Example Output

Flow Player

Plays Flash Videos using Flow Player 3.1.5

  • [flowplayer]value[/flowplayer]
    Usage
  • [flowplayer]url[/flowplayer]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Jafri's FLV Player

  • [flv]value[/flv]
    Usage
  • [FLV]http://www.milsurps.com/~badger/M1CarbineiSoft.flv][/FLV]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Highslide Flash Movies

Code to show Flash Videos using Highslide technique

  • [hsflv=Option]value[/hsflv]
    Usage
  • [hsflv=http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c182/BadgerDog/Videos/Martini-HenryRifleUsing.flv][img]test.jpg[/img][/hsflv]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Highslife Video Player using Flowplayer

Code to show Flash Videos using Highslide technique

  • [hsflvflow=Option]value[/hsflvflow]
    Usage
  • [hsflvflow=https://www.milsurps.com/~badger/M1CarbineiSoft.flv][img]http://www.milsurps.com/~badger/m1carbine.jpg[/img][/hsflvflow]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Image Tag to use for HSURL tags

This is an alternative IMG tag which can be used in HSURL tags so that the thumbnail will still display in the mobile style.

  • [HSIMG]value[/HSIMG]
    Usage
  • [hsimg]http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/generalstorage/picuploadtutorial/1%20Go%20Adnanced%20_Medium_.jpg[/hsimg]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Highslide Quicktime Movies

Inserts a Quicktime movie in a Highslide popup.

  • [hsqt=Option]value[/hsqt]
    Usage
  • [hsqt=sample.mov]Open movie[/hsqt]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Highslide Quicktime Movies - Large

Inserts a large Quicktime movie in a Highslide popup.

  • [hsqtlarge=Option]value[/hsqtlarge]
    Usage
  • [hsqtlarge=https://www.milsurps.com/~badger/M1CarbineiSoft640H264.mov]Pop Up[/hsqtlarge]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Highslide Quicktime Movies - Small

  • [hsqtsmall=Option]value[/hsqtsmall]
    Usage
  • [hsqtsmall=sample.mov]Open popup[/hsqtsmall]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Highslide URL

Highslide anchor. Should be combined with inner [img]

  • [hsurl=Option]value[/hsurl]
    Usage
  • [hsurl=http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/canadianservicerifles/1945no4mk1tlongbranch90l8161/DSC02006%20_Medium_.JPG][img]http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/canadianservicerifles/1945no4mk1tlo
    Example Usage
  • [hsurl=http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/canadianservicerifles/1945no4mk1tlongbranch90l8161/DSC02006%20_Medium_.JPG][img]http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/canadianservicerifles/1945no4mk1tlo
    Example Output

iframe

You can use the iframe tag to display a website within a post. Can be visually more enhancing than simply using a link.

  • [iframe]value[/iframe]
    Usage
  • [iframe]https://www.milsurps.com/index[/iframe]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Map

This will insert a Google map of the location you input

  • [map]value[/map]
    Usage
  • [map]201 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio[/map]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Imbedded MP3 Player

mp3 player

  • [mp3]value[/mp3]
    Usage
  • [mp3]http://www.hd-trailers.org/song.mp3[/mp3]
    Example Usage
  • This text will be replaced
    Example Output

MP3 Player Pop-up

  • [mp3pop]value[/mp3pop]
    Usage
  • [mp3pop]http://www.url.com/track.mp3[/mp3pop]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Vimeo

Allows the embedding of fluid Vimeo videos.

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

YouTube

This BBCode will allow the embedding of dynamically sized (fluid) youtube videos in posts.

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

Embed PDF

Embed PDF

  • [pdf]value[/pdf]
    Usage
  • [pdf]qtdkcalxpixdrf629lbc[/pdf]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Photobucket BBCode

Code for display PhotoBucket Videos

  • [photob]value[/photob]
    Usage
  • [photob]http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c182/BadgerDog/Videos/Martini-HenryRifleUsing.flv[/photob]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Resize Images

Allows image resizing.

  • [resize]value[/resize]
    Usage
  • [resize=100][ATTACH=CONFIG]2621[/ATTACH][/resize]
    Example Usage
  • [resize=100]Attachment 2621[/resize]
    Example Output

Thumbnail

Displays an image as a thumbnail. When clicking on it, the thumbnail opens the original image in a new window.

  • [tmb]value[/tmb]
    Usage
  • [tmb]http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/sniperriflesoftheworld/headingsalbum/cdnsniper2.jpg[/tmb]
    Example Usage
  • Thumbnail
    Click to view the original image
    Example Output

Twitter

This will insert a twitter widget onto the post, you can use hashtags and searches.

  • [tweet]value[/tweet]
    Usage
  • [tweet]milsurps[/tweet]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

View PDF

Allows you to embed a pdf file.

Wikipedia reference-link

Code to permit Wikipedia referencing

  • [wikipedia]value[/wikipedia]
    Usage
  • [wikipedia]enfield rifle[/wikipedia]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

YouTube Basic

Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, https://youtube.com/watch?v=JFwCCL0Vh6U. Use the JFwCCL0Vh6U part of the URL along with the [youtubebasic][/youtubebasic] BB Code.

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]QT7kEMxSdZU[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • YouTube Video
    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
    Example Output

YouTube

Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, https://youtube.com/watch?v=JFwCCL0Vh6U. Use the JFwCCL0Vh6U part of the URL along with the [youtube=]Video Name[/youtube] BB Code.

  • [youtube=Option]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube=QT7kEMxSdZU]British Training Film[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • "British Training Film" via YouTube
    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
    Example Output
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