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. Quote
  18. Stop BB Code Parsing
  19. Attachment
  20. Comment out
  21. Article link
  22. audio
  23. Aulayna
  24. border
  25. box
  26. Ciddies1
  27. Ciddies2
  28. ciddies3
  29. Clear
  30. Deleted
  31. Essay
  32. Edited
  33. Faris
  34. Freya
  35. Gobo
  36. Image with alt text
  37. Image Resized
  38. Image, Floated Left
  39. Image, Floated Right
  40. Inserted
  41. Justified
  42. Jessweeee
  43. Lead
  44. Float left
  45. lineheight
  46. MILF
  47. PsychoticCiddies
  48. Oldspoiler
  49. Oldspoiler
  50. OOC
  51. OOC
  52. Outline
  53. Pike
  54. Psychotic
  55. Quin
  56. qwertysaur's font
  57. Raistlin
  58. Rantzien
  59. Peer Review
  60. Float right
  61. S
  62. Samuraid
  63. Sb
  64. Small caps
  65. Scotty
  66. Section link
  67. sephex
  68. Shauna
  69. Shiny
  70. Shorty
  71. Small
  72. Snip
  73. SoundCloud
  74. Spoiler
  75. Spoiler
  76. The Man's Font
  77. Thumbnail
  78. Thumbnail
  79. XIV Auto-translator
  80. XIV Echo
  81. XIV Info
  82. 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]http://home.eyesonff.com/images/images_15/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://home.eyesonff.com/images/images_15/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

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;3681470]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

Comment out

This text will be commented out of view.

  • [!]value[/!]
    Usage
  • [!]commented out[/!]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Article link

Link to an article on the frontsite.

  • [a=Option]value[/a]
    Usage
  • [a="119-ff2-characters"]FF2 Characters[/a]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

audio

For audio streaming goodness.

  • [audio=Option]value[/audio]
    Usage
  • [audio="ogg"]http://www.eyesonff.com/podcast/2013-05-19-podcast[/audio]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Aulayna

  • [aulayna]value[/aulayna]
    Usage
  • [aulayna]FOOD![/aulayna]
    Example Usage
  • FOOD!
    Example Output

border

Puts a border around enclosed elements.

  • [border=Option]value[/border]
    Usage
  • [border=1]This has a border[/border]
    Example Usage
  • This has a border
    Example Output

box

Puts a box around images/text. Useful for showing off artwork or events. Note that you must start the code with box="" if you are not including an optional title, or the code will not work.

  • [box=Option]value[/box]
    Usage
  • [box="Optional Title"]Put images and text here. Format however you like using other BB Codes. Note that you must start the code with box="" if you are not including an optional title.[/box]
    Example Usage
  • Optional Title
    Put images and text here. Format however you like using other BB Codes. Note that you must start the code with box="" if you are not including an optional title.
    Example Output

Ciddies1

For Ciddies revelations

  • [Ciddies1=Option]value[/Ciddies1]
    Usage
  • [ciddies1=flame]MLT Get Together[/ciddies1]
    Example Usage
  • MLT Get Together
    Example Output

Ciddies2

For Ciddies revelations

  • [Ciddies2=Option]value[/Ciddies2]
    Usage
  • [ciddies2=vivibanner][b][COLOR="red"]Who they predicted to win...[/COLOR][/b] shion: Shauna Shauna: shion[/ciddies2]
    Example Usage
  • Who they predicted to win... shion: Shauna Shauna: shion
Example Output

ciddies3

For Ciddies revelations

Example Output

Clear

Deleted

Essay

Use this tag to format essays, stories, or anything really long that needs to be easily readable.

Edited

Faris

Freya

Gobo

Image with alt text

Don't really need a description.

Image Resized

Resizes square image to a pixel height and width equal to {option}.

Image, Floated Left

Floats the image to the left, allowing text to appear to the right side of the image.

Image, Floated Right

Floats the image to the right, allowing text to appear to the left side of the image.

Inserted

Justified

Applies justification formatting instead of the default left/right align on text.

Jessweeee

Lead

Defines an introduction to an article.

Float left

lineheight

Enforces specified line-height (in pixels).

MILF

PsychoticCiddies

Oldspoiler

Oldspoiler

OOC

For out of character comments.

OOC

For custom block OOC-like things!

Outline

Pike

Psychotic

Psychotic's pretty blue text, much to Miriel's envy.

Quin

Thus beginneth the Nuclear Quinter

qwertysaur's font

Raistlin

Rantzien

He's a lovely man really. Edit: Now I have the coolest tag of all!

Peer Review

Float right

S

Crosses out text. Shorthand for "strike" tag.

Samuraid

Samuraid'd

Sb

Smallfont + bold.

Small caps

Scotty

The wine that Scotty did not leave untasted.

Section link

sephex

foa kicking ass without smearing her lipstick. And then I stole it for Sephex.

Shauna

Did you know that she is Scottish? Nobody ever mentions it.

Shiny

She likes horses and sauces.

Shorty

Small

Make small text.

Snip

For mods to snip out bad stuff so users don't see it in View Source :p

SoundCloud

Embed the tracks from SoundCloud into your post. Use the track URL in your browser. For example, for https://soundcloud.com/stephen-anderson/final-fantasy-prelude-remix it would be: [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/stephen-anderson/final-fantasy-prelude-remix[/soundcloud]

Spoiler

Spoiler

The Man's Font

Thumbnail

Thumbnail

Useful when you don't want your picture to take up tons of space in the thread.

XIV Auto-translator

XIV Echo

XIV Info

Youtube