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. Facebook Post Embed
  20. Google Docs Embed: Forms
  21. Google Docs Embed: Spreadsheet
  22. Google Docs: spreadsheet with width
  23. imgur Album Embed
  24. Old Spoiler
  25. Strikethrough
  26. Soundcloud Embed: Song/Track
  27. Sountcloud Embed: User/Playlist
  28. Straw Poll Embed - Poll
  29. Newer Spoiler
  30. Straw Poll Embed - Results
  31. Twitter
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.

    • [url]value[/url]
    • [url=Option]value[/url]
    Usage
    • [url]https://forums.frontier.co.uk[/url]
    • [url=https://forums.frontier.co.uk]Frontier Forums[/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://forums-cdn.frontier.co.uk/images/frontier/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://forums-cdn.frontier.co.uk/images/frontier/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;5191618]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    Example Usage
    • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Originally Posted by John Doe
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Originally Posted by John Doe View Post (Source)
      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

Facebook Post Embed

You will need to know the USERNAME of the facebook post along with the ID of the posted content. So for example, we want to embed a Facebook post by PlanetCoaster, we would type in [fbpost=PlanetCoaster]. After that, we would replace ID_OF_POST to the actual facebook ID shown in the URL bar. We would ultimately end up with [fbpost=PlanetCoaster]342536415870495[/fbpost]

  • [fbpost=Option]value[/fbpost]
    Usage
  • [fbpost=USERNAME]ID_OF_POST[/fbpost]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Google Docs Embed: Forms

Embeds a google form. You need to specify a height or you will have form display issues.

  • [g-form=Option]value[/g-form]
    Usage
  • [g-form=heightInPixels]IDofYourFormHere[/g-form]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Google Docs Embed: Spreadsheet

Take the key ID from your spreadsheet and paste it within the [g-sh] BBCode tag.

  • [g-sh]value[/g-sh]
    Usage
  • .
    Example Usage
  • .
    Example Output

Google Docs: spreadsheet with width

Use this Google Docs tag to specify width of your embedded spreadsheet.

  • [gshw=Option]value[/gshw]
    Usage
  • [gshw=98]IDHERE[/gshw]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

imgur Album Embed

Insert the album ID from the URL to create an embedded imgur.com album.

For example, if we wanted to embed this: http://imgur.com/a/5HrOv we would remove all of the URL except the last bit of "5HrOv" (excluding quotes). The resulting bbcode would look like this: [imgur]5HrOv[/imgur]

  • [imgur]value[/imgur]
    Usage
  • [imgur]5HrOv[/imgur]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Old Spoiler

Create a spoiler BBCode box, hides text until clicked.

  • [oldspoiler]value[/oldspoiler]
    Usage
  • [oldspoiler]Text Here[/oldspoiler]
    Example Usage
  • ( Click to show/hide )
    Text Here
    Example Output

Strikethrough

This text parameter has a strike through element.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Adds a line through text elements.[/s]
    Example Usage
  • Adds a line through text elements.
    Example Output

Soundcloud Embed: Song/Track

Use [sc] to embed a Soundcloud audio track or playlist.

  • [sc]value[/sc]
    Usage
  • [sc]IDHERE[/sc]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Sountcloud Embed: User/Playlist

Use [scp] to embed a user or playlist from soundcloud to the forums.

  • [scp]value[/scp]
    Usage
  • [scp]USERID_or_PLAYLISTID[/scp]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Straw Poll Embed - Poll

Encase the ID of your straw poll within the [sp] BBCode, do not include the URL. It would look like this in your editor: [sp]11488844[/sp]

  • [sp]value[/sp]
    Usage
  • [sp]11488844[/sp]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Newer Spoiler

[spoiler]Some text that spoils someones day[/spoiler]

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]Some text that spoils someones day[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Some text that spoils someones day
    Example Output

Straw Poll Embed - Results

Encase the ID of your straw poll within the [spr] BBCode, do not include the URL. It would look like this in your editor: [spr]11488844[/spr]

  • [spr]value[/spr]
    Usage
  • [spr]11488844[/spr]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Twitter

This will embed a single tweet from twitter. Within the tweet bbcode, only insert the ID of the tweet.

  • [tweet]value[/tweet]
    Usage
  • [tweet]715201132721733632[/tweet]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output