What is BB Code?

BB Code is a quick and easy way to add effects or formatting to your posts.
It is used in a similar format to HTML tags which you may already be familiar with.
Below is a quick guide to the most common BB Code uses.

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[b]
This is sample text
[/b]
This is sample text

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[s]
This is sample text
[/s]
This is sample text

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[i]
This is sample text
[/i]
This is sample text

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[u]
This is sample text
[/u]
This is sample text

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[email]
user@domain.com
[/email]
user@domain.com

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[email=user@domain.com]
Click here!
[/email]
Click here!

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[url]
http://www.domain.com
[/url]
http://www.domain.com

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[url=http://www.domain.com]
Click here!
[/url]
Click here!

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[size=7]
This is sample text
[/size]
This is sample text

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[font=times]
This is sample text
[/font]
This is sample text

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[color=red]
This is sample text
[/color]
This is sample text

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[img]
http://www.bust.com/lounge/style_images/bust/folder_post_icons/icon11.gif
[/img]
[img]http://www.bust.com/lounge/style_images/bust/folder_post_icons/icon11.gif[/img]

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[list]
[*]List Item [*]List ItemList Item
[/list]
  • List Item
  • List ItemList Item

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[list=1]
[*]List Item [*]List Item
[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[list=a]
[*]List Item [*]List Item
[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[list=i]
[*]List Item [*]List Item
[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[quote]
This is sample text
[/quote]
QUOTE
This is sample text

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[code]
$this_var = "Hello World!";
[/code]
CODE
$this_var = "Hello World!";

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[sql]
SELECT t.tid FROM a_table t WHERE t.val="This Value"
[/sql]
SQL
SELECT t.tid FROM a_table t WHERE t.val="This Value"

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[html]
<a href="test/page.html">A Test Page</a>
[/html]
HTML
<a href="test/page.html">A Test Page</a>

Post Snap Back
This tag displays a little linked image which links back to a post - used when quoting posts from the board. Opens in same window by default.
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[snapback]
100
[/snapback]
*

Right
Aligns content to the right of the posting area
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[right]
Some text here
[/right]
Some text here

Left
Aligns content to the left of the post
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[left]
Left aligned text
[/left]
Left aligned text

Center
Aligns content to the center of the posting area.
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[center]
Centered Text
[/center]
Centered Text

Topic Link
This tag provides an easy way to link to a topic
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[topic=100]
Click me!
[/topic]
Click me!

Post Link
This tag provides an easy way to link to a post.
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[post=100]
Click me!
[/post]
Click me!

CODEBOX
Use this BBCode tag to show a scrolling codebox. Useful for long sections of code.
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[codebox]
long_code_here = ';
[/codebox]
CODE
long_code_here = ';

SPOILER
Spoiler tag
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[spoiler]
Some hidden text
[/spoiler]
Some hidden text

Acronym
Allows you to make an acronym that will display a description when moused over
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[acronym='Laugh Out Loud']
lol
[/acronym]
lol

Extract Blog Entry
This will allow users to define an extract for an entry. Only this piece of the entry will be displayed on the main blog page and will show up in the RSS feed.
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[extract]
This is an example!
[/extract]
This is an example!

Blog Link
This tag provides an easy way to link to a blog.
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[blog=100]
Click me!
[/blog]
Click me!

Blog Entry Link
This tag provides an easy way to link to a blog entry.
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[entry=100]
Click me!
[/entry]
Click me!