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. Acronym
  22. Bimg
  23. Center
  24. PCPer Forums Search
  25. Fragging Frog Requirements
  26. The Fragging Frogs Game FAQ
  27. The Fragging Frog Sigs Thread
  28. Fragging Frogs Welcome Thread
  29. Google Search
  30. Pre
  31. Right
  32. PC Perspective Rules
  33. Strikethrough
  34. Spoiler
  35. Superscript
  36. Wikipedia reference-link
  37. YouTube BB Code
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://forums.pcper.com/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forums.pcper.com/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;4562285]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

Acronym

Makes text popup when you hover over selected text.

  • [acronym=Option]value[/acronym]
    Usage
  • [acronym=pretty neat huh?]Hover for message[/acronym]
    Example Usage
  • Hover for message
    Example Output

Bimg

make large images look small in forums but add clickable link to fullsize pic

  • [bimg]value[/bimg]
    Usage
  • [bimg]http://webpages.charter.net/rhgoldin/pics/register.jpg[/bimg]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Center

The [center] tag allows you to create center-aligned text and images.

  • [center]value[/center]
    Usage
  • [center]This text is centered[/center]
    Example Usage
  • This text is centered
    Example Output

PCPer Forums Search

Use this to dynamically add a PCPer forum search link to your post.

  • [forumsearch]value[/forumsearch]
    Usage
  • [forumsearch]modding[/forumsearch]
    Example Usage
  • Forum Search: modding
    Example Output

Fragging Frog Requirements

This is a custom code used to point members to the Required Software thread for playing with the Fragging Frogs.

The Fragging Frogs Game FAQ

This code is used to easily point people to The Fragging Frogs Game FAQ Thread.

  • [gamefaq]value[/gamefaq]
    Usage
  • [gamefaq]Please see our game faqs[/gamefaq]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

The Fragging Frog Sigs Thread

This code is used to easily point people to the Fragging Frogs Signature thread.

  • [gamesigs]value[/gamesigs]
    Usage
  • [gamesigs]The Fragging Frog Sig Thread[/gamesigs]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Fragging Frogs Welcome Thread

This code is used for easily pointing people to the Fragging Frogs Welcome Thread.

Google Search

Use this to dynamically add a google search link to your post.

  • [google]value[/google]
    Usage
  • [google]PC Perspective[/google]
    Example Usage
  • Google Search: PC Perspective
    Example Output

Pre

Use this BB Code to count the white spaces between characters. Using this tag will allow your text and characters to appear exactly how you type them.

  • [pre]value[/pre]
    Usage
  • [pre]counts the white space between characters[/pre]
    Example Usage
  • counts    the    white    space    between    characters
    Example Output

Right

The [right] tag allows you to create right-aligned text and images.

  • [right]value[/right]
    Usage
  • [right]This text is right aligned[/right]
    Example Usage
  • This text is right aligned
    Example Output

PC Perspective Rules

This code is used to easily refer to the PC Perspective forum rules.

  • [rules]value[/rules]
    Usage
  • Please see our [rules]rules[/rules] for signature size limits.
    Example Usage
  • Please see our rules for signature size limits.
    Example Output

Strikethrough

Allows you to markout parts of a post as if deleted or markoff items in a to-do list easily.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]feed dog[/s]
    Example Usage
  • feed dog
    Example Output

Spoiler

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]it works![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler!
    Example Output

Superscript

This code allows you to use superscript text such as st.

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • He lived at 42[sup]nd[/sup] and 3[sup]rd[/sup].
    Example Usage
  • He lived at 42nd and 3rd.
    Example Output

Wikipedia reference-link

  • [wiki]value[/wiki]
    Usage
  • [wiki]PC Perspective[/wiki]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

YouTube BB Code

Embeds You Tube Videos

  • [yt]value[/yt]
    Usage
  • [yt]ejOJkcs-a7s[/yt]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output