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. Autolink
  22. Book Index
  23. Category
  24. char
  25. Comment
  26. Div
  27. Wiki Attachment
  28. Footnote
  29. Forum Index
  30. Gallery
  31. Headline
  32. Horizontal Rule
  33. Condition
  34. Image
  35. Include Only
  36. MP3
  37. No-Edit
  38. No Include
  39. No State
  40. Only Include
  41. Reference List
  42. Show Threads
  43. Span
  44. Table
  45. Template
  46. Table of Contents
  47. Twitch TV
  48. Variable
  49. Widget
  50. Demo
  51. 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][email protected][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.

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]https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs[/url]
    • [url=https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs]FlightSim.Com[/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.

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.flightsim.com/vbfs/fsc/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fsc/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

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;2117601]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

Autolink

For internal use only.

  • [autolink]value[/autolink]
    Usage
  • [autolink]Main Page[/autolink]
    Example Usage
  • [autolink]Main Page[/autolink]
    Example Output

Book Index

Lists all chapters in the specified book in chapter order. Enter a book title.

  • [bookindex]value[/bookindex]
    Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Output

Category

Create a link to an article with the Category prefix.

  • [category]value[/category]
    Usage
  • [category=Example]Click here to view this page![/category]
    Example Usage
  • [category=Example]Click here to view this page![/category]
    Example Output

char

Insert a special character into your text.

  • [char]value[/char]
    Usage
  • [char]lt[/char]
    Example Usage
  • [char]lt[/char]
    Example Output

Comment

Add a comment that is only visible in the source code.

  • [comment]value[/comment]
    Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Output

Div

Create a CSS-styled block for your text.

  • [div]value[/div]
    Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Output

Wiki Attachment

Insert wiki files in your posts.

  • [file]value[/file]
    Usage
  • [file]filename.jpg|A caption[/file]
    Example Usage
  • [file]filename.jpg|A caption[/file]
    Example Output

Footnote

Add footnotes to the current article.

  • [footnote]value[/footnote]
    Usage
  • [footnote="https://www.vaultwiki.org/"]VaultWiki - Wiki for vBulletin Forums.[/footnote]
    Example Usage
  • [footnote="https://www.vaultwiki.org/"]VaultWiki - Wiki for vBulletin Forums.[/footnote]
    Example Output

Forum Index

Lists all threads from the specified forum in alphabetical order. Enter a forum ID to select the forum.

  • [forumindex]value[/forumindex]
    Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Output

Gallery

Create a gallery of wiki images.

  • [gallery]value[/gallery]
    Usage
  • [gallery] caption="Gallery Title" | image1.ext|Caption text image2.ext|Caption text [/gallery]
    Example Usage
  • [gallery] caption="Gallery Title" |
    image1.ext|Caption text
    image2.ext|Caption text
    [/gallery]
    Example Output

Headline

Create any level headline.

  • [h=Option]value[/h]
    Usage
  • [h=2]Headline Level 2[/h]
    Example Usage
  • [h=Headline Level 2]2[/h]
    Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Creates a horizontal line spanning a width you specify.

  • [hr]value[/hr]
    Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Output

Condition

Only has an effect when used inside a template, and only when the template is used by another page. The content shows when the condition evaluates to true. When the condition evaluates to false, any content designated by the ELSE tag will be used instead.

  • [if]value[/if]
    Usage
  • [if="1==2"] 1 + 1 = 2 [else /] 1 + 1 = 3[/if]
    Example Usage
  • [if="1==2"] 1 + 1 = 2 [else /] 1 + 1 = 3[/if]
    Example Output

Image

Create a link to an article with the Image prefix.

  • [image]value[/image]
    Usage
  • [image=Example]Click here to view this page![/image]
    Example Usage
  • [image=Example]Click here to view this page![/image]
    Example Output

Include Only

Only has an effect when used inside a template. The content does not show when viewing the template itself. The content shows in another page that uses the template.

  • [includeonly]value[/includeonly]
    Usage
  • [includeonly]This text only shows when the template is used.[/includeonly]
    Example Usage
  • [includeonly]This text only shows when the template is used.[/includeonly]
    Example Output

MP3

  • [MP3]value[/MP3]
    Usage
  • [MP3]https://www.flightsim.com/audio/AustinMeyerinterview_03-04-13.mp3[/MP3]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

No-Edit

Prevents sections in these tags from being edited.

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

No Include

Only has an effect when used inside a template. The content only shows when viewing the template itself. The content does not show in pages that uses the template.

  • [noinclude]value[/noinclude]
    Usage
  • [noinclude]This text does not appear when the template is used.[/noinclude]
    Example Usage
  • [noinclude]This text does not appear when the template is used.[/noinclude]
    Example Output

No State

Used internally. Preserves the parser permissions on text when multiple passes are performed against the same text. Deleting or disabling this BB-Code may create security vulnerabilities.

  • [nostate]value[/nostate]
    Usage
  • [nostate][b]Bold text[/b][/nostate]
    Example Usage
  • [nostate]Bold text[/nostate]
    Example Output

Only Include

Only has an effect when used inside a template. The content does not show when viewing the template itself. The content is the only part of the template that shows in another page that uses the template; other parts of the template are not used.

  • [onlyinclude]value[/onlyinclude]
    Usage
  • [onlyinclude]This text is the only part of the template that is used.[/onlyinclude]
    Example Usage
  • [onlyinclude]This text is the only part of the template that is used.[/onlyinclude]
    Example Output

Reference List

Display the list of all footnotes for the current article.

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

Show Threads

Lists threads with the most recent posts from the specified forum. Enter a forum ID to select the forum.

  • [showthreads]value[/showthreads]
    Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Output

Span

Create a CSS-styled wrapper for your text.

  • [span]value[/span]
    Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Output

Table

Create a table for data cells.

  • [table]value[/table]
    Usage
  • [table]hello[/table]
    Example Usage
  • [table]hello[/table]
    Example Output

Template

Create a link to an article with the Template prefix.

  • [template]value[/template]
    Usage
  • [template=Example]Click here to view this page![/template]
    Example Usage
  • [template=Example]Click here to view this page![/template]
    Example Output

Table of Contents

Insert the table of contents somewhere specific in the current article.

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

Twitch TV

https://www.twitch.tv/OKDaley

Variable

Add a wiki variable to the page.

  • [var]value[/var]
    Usage
  • [var]PAGENAME[/var]
    Example Usage
  • [var]PAGENAME[/var]
    Example Output

Widget

Create a variety of wiki-based and custom widgets.

  • [widget]value[/widget]
    Usage
  • [widget]MultiPage |Page 1 |Page 2 [/widget]
    Example Usage
  • [widget]MultiPage
    |Page 1
    |Page 2
    [/widget]
    Example Output

Demo

Create a link to an article in the Demo namespace.

  • [Wiki]value[/Wiki]
    Usage
  • [Wiki=Example]Click here to view this page![/Wiki]
    Example Usage
  • [Wiki=Example]Click here to view this page![/Wiki]
    Example Output

YouTube

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

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]JFwCCL0Vh6U[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output