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BB Code
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
[b], [i], [u] Bold / Italic / Underline
[color] Color
[size] Size
[font] Font
[highlight] Highlight
[left], [right], [center] Left / Right / Center
[indent] Indent
[email] Email Linking
[url] URL Hyperlinking
[thread] Thread Linking
[post] Post Linking
[list] Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
[img] Images
[code] Code
[php] PHP Code
[html] HTML Code
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop BB Code Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[blankcell] Blank Cell
[cell] Cell
[column] Table Column
[define] Definition
[FAQExpand] FAQ Expander
[grid] Grid
[hr-b] Horizontal Rule - Blue
[hr-r] Horizontal Rule - Red
[imgtooltip] img tool tip
[linkID] linkID
[marquee] marquee
[row] Row
[SHOWBBCODE] Showing a vbcode/bbcode
[signtext] Sign
[Spoiler] Spoiler
[streetfire] Streetfire Video Embed
[strike] Strike-Through
[tab] Tab
[table] Table
[wrap] Wrap text around image
[wrap_left] Wrap text around image-Left side
[youtube] Youtube
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.
Usage [b]value[/b]
[i]value[/i]
[u]value[/u]
Example Usage [b]this text is bold[/b]
[i]this text is italic[/i]
[u]this text is underlined[/u]
Example Output this text is bold
this text is italic
this text is underlined

Color
The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.
Usage [color=Option]value[/color]
Example Usage [color=blue]this text is blue[/color]
Example Output this text is blue

Size
The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.
Usage [size=Option]value[/size]
Example Usage [size=+2]this text is two sizes larger than normal[/size]
Example Output this text is two sizes larger than normal

Font
The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.
Usage [font=Option]value[/font]
Example Usage [font=courier]this text is in the courier font[/font]
Example Output this text is in the courier font

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

Left / Right / Center
The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.
Usage [left]value[/left]
[center]value[/center]
[right]value[/right]
Example Usage [left]this text is left-aligned[/left]
[center]this text is center-aligned[/center]
[right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
Example Output
this text is left-aligned
this text is center-aligned
this text is right-aligned

Indent
The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.
Usage [indent]value[/indent]
Example Usage [indent]this text is indented[/indent]
Example Output
this text is indented

Email Linking
The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [email]value[/email]
[email=Option]value[/email]
Example Usage [email]j.doe@example.com[/email]
[email=j.doe@example.com]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
Example Output j.doe@example.com
Click Here to Email Me

URL Hyperlinking
The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [url]value[/url]
[url=Option]value[/url]
Example Usage [url]http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin[/url]
[url=http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin]Automotive Forums .com Car Chat[/url]
Example Output http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin
Automotive Forums .com Car Chat

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.
Usage [thread]threadid[/thread]
[thread=threadid]value[/thread]
Example 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 Output http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=42918
Click Me!

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.
Usage [post]postid[/post]
[post=postid]value[/post]
Example Usage [post]269302[/post]
[post=269302]Click Me![/post]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=269302#post269302
Click Me!

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.
Usage [list]value[/list]
Example Usage [list]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  • list item 1
  • list item 2

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).
Usage [list=Option]value[/list]
Example Usage [list=1]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]

[list=a]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2

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.
Usage [img]value[/img]
Example Usage [img]http://staticaf.com/vbulletin/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://staticaf.com/vbulletin/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] [/url] (Linked)
Example Output (Not linked)

(Linked)

Code
The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preserves all spacing.
Usage [code]value[/code]
Example Usage [code]
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
    alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>
[/code]
Example Output
Code:
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
	alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>

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.
Usage [php]value[/php]
Example Usage [php]
$myvar = 'Hello World!';
for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++)
{
    echo $myvar . "\n";
}
[/php]
Example Output
PHP Code:
$myvar 'Hello World!';
for (
$i 0$i 10$i++)
{
    echo 
$myvar "\n";


HTML Code
The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.
Usage [html]value[/html]
Example Usage [html]
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
[/html]
Example Output
HTML Code:
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>

Quote
The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.
Usage [quote]Quote[/quote]
[quote=User Name]value[/quote]
Example Usage [quote]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe;7205753]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
Example Output
Quote:
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

Stop BB Code Parsing
The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of BB code.
Usage [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse]
Example Usage [noparse][b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b][/noparse]
Example Output [b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b]

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.
Usage [attach]attachmentid[/attach]
Example Usage [attach]12345[/attach]
Example Output

Blank Cell
Adds a blank cell for better formatting
Usage [blankcell=Option]value[/blankcell]
Example Usage
Example Output

Cell
Add Cell
Usage [cell=Option]value[/cell]
Example Usage
Example Output

Table Column
Used at the "td" code when building HTML style tables
Usage [column]value[/column]
Example Usage
Example Output

Definition
This tag allows you to add a definition to terms, so that more details can be given.
Usage [define=Option]value[/define]
Example Usage [define=The best Auto Site on the web]AutomotiveForums.com[/define]
Example Output AutomotiveForums.com

FAQ Expander
Allows you to have better condensed FAQ topics by Showing the Questions only and if the user wants to see the answer would click on the button to expand.
Usage [FAQExpand=Option]value[/FAQExpand]
Example Usage Question [FAQExpand=""]The answer is shown here[/FAQExpand]
Example Output Question [FAQExpand=""]The answer is shown here[/FAQExpand]

Grid
Make a Table
Usage [grid=Option]value[/grid]
Example Usage [grid="your attributes"]Table content[/grid]
Example Output Table content

Horizontal Rule - Blue
This BBCode allows you to add BLUE horizontal lines in your post, the number 1 can be any text which the code needs to create the horizontal line, the text will not show.
Usage [hr-b]value[/hr-b]
Example Usage [hr-b]1[/hr-b]
Example Output

Horizontal Rule - Red
This BBCode allows you to add RED horizontal line in your post, the number 1 can be any text which the code needs to create the horizontal line, the text will not show.
Usage [hr-r]value[/hr-r]
Example Usage [hr-r]5[/hr-r]
Example Output

img tool tip
Gives a tool tip for the image
Usage [imgtooltip=Option]value[/imgtooltip]
Example Usage [imgtooltip=http://santafemods.com/Forum/AF/CamaroStats/1968Small-korndog.jpg]image provided by member: korndog[/imgtooltip]
Example Output

linkID
Usage [linkID=Option]value[/linkID]
Example Usage [linkID=www.altavista.com]this is one of the best search engines[/linkID]
Example Output [linkID=www.altavista.com]this is one of the best search engines[/linkID]

marquee
This vb code allows you to add a marquee in your post.
Usage [marquee]value[/marquee]
Example Usage [marquee]Automotive Forums . com The best auto site on the web.[/marquee]
Example Output Automotive Forums . com The best auto site on the web.

Row
This code adds a row. And its used in conjunction with the [table] amd [column] BB codes to build a table the same way a HTML table is constructed. One would set up the [table] and then use the [row] and [column] codes to create the table entries.
Usage [row]value[/row]
Example Usage
Example Output

Showing a vbcode/bbcode
Shows a BBCODE / vbcode tag in a post without parsing it.
Usage [SHOWBBCODE=Option]value[/SHOWBBCODE]
Example Usage [SHOWBBCODE="B"]youtube[/SHOWBBCODE]
Example Output [SHOWBBCODE="B"]youtube[/SHOWBBCODE]

Sign
Adds text to a sign
Usage [signtext]value[/signtext]
Example Usage [signtext]Look at me![/signtext]
Example Output
Look at me!

Spoiler
Use this to hide important information which might spoil a movie, program, etc for other users.
Usage [Spoiler=Option]value[/Spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler=Text goes here]The answer is shown here[/spoiler]
Example Output [spoiler=Text goes here]The answer is shown here[/spoiler]

Streetfire Video Embed
Paste the video= part of the video from Streetfire.net. Such as dbba7500-d88f-4ecd-8649-9bc601511392
Usage [streetfire]value[/streetfire]
Example Usage [streetfire]dbba7500-d88f-4ecd-8649-9bc601511392[/streetfire]
Example Output

Strike-Through
Allows you to strike through a word or words that you no longer want, but still want to show within the post.
Usage [strike]value[/strike]
Example Usage [strike]This text is striked[/strike]
Example Output This text is striked

Tab
This bbcode allows you to tab as you would in any document.
Usage [tab]value[/tab]
Example Usage [tab]1[/tab]
Example Output &nbsp

Table
Use in conjunction with the [row] & [column] BB codes to build a table the same way and HTML table is constructed. [table] sets up the table and then use [row] and [column] to create the table entries.
Usage [table]value[/table]
Example Usage [table][row][column][Center]Title[/Center][/column][/row][/table]
Example Output
Title

Wrap text around image
This BB code will wrap text around a picture of your choice. Just add the url to the img you wish to use.
Usage [wrap]value[/wrap]
Example Usage [wrap]http://santafemods.com/images/Smileys/Avatars/midnightblue.gif[/wrap]The text will wrap around the image.
Example Output
The text will wrap around the image.

Wrap text around image-Left side
This BB code will wrap text around a picture of your choice. Just add the url to the img you wish to use. The text will show to the left of the image.
Usage [wrap_left]value[/wrap_left]
Example Usage [wrap_Left]http://santafemods.com/images/Smileys/Avatars/midnightblue.gif[/wrap_Left]Text will wrap around the image on the left side
Example Output
Text will wrap around the image on the left side

Youtube
This will put a nice box in your forum post, the user then can click on the "I agree" and the video will drop down and they can play it.
Usage [youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube]adjks[/youtube]
Example Output
NOTICE: This video is hosted at YouTube.com . If the video does not play, wait a minute or try again later.


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