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. Named anchor link
  22. Benching Team Member Map
  23. Benching Banner
  24. Coding Chat
  25. columns
  26. Degree Sign
  27. Folding User Stats
  28. Folding Team Banner
  29. Folding Team Stats
  30. Facebook Video
  31. Google Calendar
  32. Google Form
  33. Google Spreadsheet
  34. hwbot
  35. imglink
  36. Anchor link
  37. Livestream
  38. Livestream VOD
  39. Overclockers.com Member Map
  40. Hide Message From Unregistered Users
  41. Strikethrough
  42. Spoiler
  43. Seti Banner
  44. subscript
  45. Superscript
  46. table
  47. Youtube Video
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.

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://www.overclockers.com/forums/oc_images/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.overclockers.com/forums/oc_images/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;8014866]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

Named anchor link

The [aname] tag is used in conjunction with the [jumpto] tag. One is not functional without the other.

  • [aname=Option]value[/aname]
    Usage
  • [aname=aname]This is where you jump to[/aname]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Benching Team Member Map

Embed's the Benching Team Member Map

Benching Banner

This code places the Benching Banner in your post.

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

Coding Chat

This embed's an IRC widget for OCF's coding chat room.

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

columns

Enables columns of text

  • [columns=Option]value[/columns]
    Usage
  • [columns=This is column1]This is column2[/columns]
    Example Usage
  • This is column1

    This is column2

    Example Output

Degree Sign

Inserts degree sign

  • [deg]value[/deg]
    Usage
  • [deg][/deg]C
    Example Usage
  • °C
    Example Output

Folding User Stats

Inserts your EOC folding stats into your post. You must insert your USERID from EOC stats, which is the number at the end of the URL on your EOC user stats page.

  • [fstats]value[/fstats]
    Usage
  • [fstats]6328[/fstats]
    Example Usage
  • Folding User Stats
    Example Output

Folding Team Banner

This code places the Folding Team Banner in your post.

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

Folding Team Stats

Embed Folding Team Stats. Insert the TEAMID from EOC stats for the team whose stats you want to display

  • [ftstats]value[/ftstats]
    Usage
  • [ftstats]32[/ftstats]
    Example Usage
  • Folding Team Stats
    Example Output

Facebook Video

Embed Facebook video into your post. Insert the facebook video number. For example: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=868074729354

  • [fvid]value[/fvid]
    Usage
  • [fvid]868074729354[/fvid]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Google Calendar

Insert the Calendar ID value for your calender between the tags. The calendar ID value can be found in the settings for your google calendar.

  • [gcal]value[/gcal]
    Usage
  • [gcal]f1tgoi69u94p08arpqkpagibqs[/gcal]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Google Form

Embed a Google Form into your post. The bbcode tags should encase the unique key/id for the form you want to embed, refer to the example.

  • [gf]value[/gf]
    Usage
  • [gf]1YPrzWaLCyIBHmz_lPHSaL2cL-xnCRJwVS8xd4ieR9AM[/gf]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Google Spreadsheet

Embed a google spreadsheet into your post. The bbcode tags should encase the unique key/id for the spreadsheet you want to embed, refer to the example.

  • [gs]value[/gs]
    Usage
  • [gs]0AmFq9AE0a9undG0xQ0NzSWZpZDZ5TVZJck9xNkFCcHc[/gs]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

hwbot

Uses hwbot.org external API to insert team rank information into your post

  • [hwbot=Option]value[/hwbot]
    Usage
  • [hwbot=oc_forums,wprime_32m,10]teamrank,height=100px[/hwbot]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

imglink

Use THIS IMGLINKtag to put images with a link in your forum. This allows: [url=link][imglink]urltotheimage[/imglink][/url] ...to work again without The Image Resizer to broke the link.

  • [imglink]value[/imglink]
    Usage
  • [imglink]../images/misc/rss.jpg[/imglink]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Anchor link

The [jumpto] tag allows you to jump to another location within a post, usually used for long posts with headings and/or sections of interest. This tag must be used in conjunction with the [aname] tag. One is not functional without the other.

Livestream

Embed Livestream video and chat into your post. Insert the livestream account name you wish to embed.

  • [lstream]value[/lstream]
    Usage
  • [lstream]ghost_recon88[/lstream]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Livestream VOD

Embed Livestream "video on demand". Insert the name of your channel inside the tags, and the unique ID of the video like this: lstreamvid=UniqueID

  • [lstreamvod=Option]value[/lstreamvod]
    Usage
  • [lstreamvod=9668ff62-5967-467f-ae8b-3604dcca667b]overclockers[/lstreamvod]
    Example Usage
  • Watch live streaming video from overclockers at livestream.com
    Example Output

Overclockers.com Member Map

Embed's the Overclockers.com Member Map in a post

Hide Message From Unregistered Users

Any text put between the registered bbcode tags will only be viewable by logged in members. Visitors will see a message in the post notifying them that only logged in members can view the message, and linking them to the registration page.

  • [registered]value[/registered]
    Usage
  • This message will be hidden to non-logged in users: [registered]This is a members only contest announcement, or something else only members can view[/registered]
    Example Usage
  • This message will be hidden to non-logged in users:
    This message can only be viewed by logged in Overclockers Members. Register an account, it is quick and free!
    Example Output

Strikethrough

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]strikethrough[/s]
    Example Usage
  • strikethrough
    Example Output

Spoiler

This only shows text when the user clicks on the show button

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]Hides This Text[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler:
    Hides This Text
    Example Output

Seti Banner

This code places the Seti Team banner in your post

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

subscript

Subscript

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • H[sub]2[/sub]O
    Example Usage
  • H2O
    Example Output

Superscript

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • Payment due on the 3[sup]rd[/sup]
    Example Usage
  • Payment due on the 3rd
    Example Output

table

With this vB code tables can be inserted into the post. Columns are seperated by »|«, every new line is a new row.

  • [table]value[/table]
    Usage
  • [table]column 1|column 2|column 3[/table]
    Example Usage
  • column 1column 2column 3
    Example Output

Youtube Video

Embed Youtube video into your post. Insert the Youtube video ID. For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDAPC8MYdL8

  • [yvid]value[/yvid]
    Usage
  • [yvid]eDAPC8MYdL8[/yvid]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output