BBCode Quick Reference

Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by Carcosa, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. Carcosa

    Carcosa Member

    A Quick Reference for BBCode-
    I thought it might be a good idea to have a reference for the BBCode that can be used on the site. These are the main ones that I know of. Hopefully I haven't missed anything important.

    Text Formating ______________________________________________
    Bold text
    - [b]Bold text[/b]
    Italic text - [i]Italic text[/i]
    Underlined text - [u]Underlined text[/u]
    Struck-through text - [s]Struck-through text[/s]
    Red text - [color=red]Red text[/color] or [color=#FF0000]Red text[/color]
    Different Font - [font=Courier New]Different Font[/font]
    small and big text - [size=1]small[/size] and [size=7]big[/size] text
    sup /sup and sub /sub - [sup]sup /sup[/sup] and [sub]sub /sub[/sub]

    Left aligned text​
    Center aligned text​
    Right aligned text​

    [left]Left aligned text[/left]
    [center]Center aligned text[/center]
    [right]Right aligned text[/right]

    Regular text
    Indented text
    More indented​

    Regular text
    [INDENT]Indented text
    [INDENT]More indented[/INDENT]

    [b]Unformated[/b] text
    [plain][b]Unformated[/b] text[/plain]

    • An unordered list item
      • An unordered list in a list?
      • An unordered list in a list?
    • An unordered list item
    • An unordered list item
    1. An ordered list item
      1. An ordered list in a list?
      2. An ordered list in a list?
    2. An ordered list item
    3. An ordered list item
    [*]An unordered list item
    [*]An ordered list item

    Linking _____________________________________________________ or That Forum with all the cool kids on it - [url][/url] or [url=]That Forum with all the cool kids on it[/url] or Send an email to the email place - [email][/email] or []Send an email to the email place[/email]

    Carcosa or @Carcosa - [user=377]Carcosa[/user] or @Carcosa
    Note: You can find out a person's user ID by going to their profile page and looking at the url. Look for a username.### (or more, should the site grow).

    Media and Images____________________________________________
    [​IMG] - [img][/img]
    The img tag can be used as part of Link text.

    - [media=youtube]z_AbfPXTKms[/media]
    Sites technically approved for this tag/BBC include: Dailymotion, Facebook, Liveleak, Metacafe, Vimeo, and Youtube

    Quotes, Spoilers, and Code Snippets____________________________
    [quote]Quoted text[/quote]
    [quote=Someone]Quoted text[/quote]

    Simple spoiler
    Spoiler with a title

    [SPOILER]Simple spoiler[/SPOILER]
    [SPOILER=Spoiler Title]Spoiler with a title[/SPOILER]

    Code / unformated text
    echo $sample 'php';
    <h1>Sample HTML tag</h1>
    [code]Code / unformated text[/code]
    [php]echo $sample . 'php';[/php]
    [html]<h1>Sample HTML tag</h1>[/html]
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2015
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  2. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Don't forget sup /sup and sub /sub
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  3. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

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  4. Vacuum Energy

    Vacuum Energy waterwheel on the stream of entropy

    I thought this was going to be about the BBC news service and was really confused as to why it was here for a moment.
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  5. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Yeah, I've only ever seen it written as BBCode or BBcode. I too thought it would be about British television before curiosity overcame my natural laziness.
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  6. jaob

    jaob still not really grown up

    I say @seebs old chap, any chance you could see your way clear to making this a sticky at the top of Meta? It's bally useful and I'm always having to hunt for the damn thing. Cheers, old boy.
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  7. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I thought there was a thing to show this somewhere off the help page, but sure.
  8. jaob

    jaob still not really grown up

    Um, er, yes, well you appear to be right. Got to say it's not obvious though. otoh, sticking it in meta may not be obvious either. Bum.

    edit: and of course I wrote that response before I'd seen that you'd done it! Shut up jaob!
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2015
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