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    VWVortex


    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. Highlight
    4. Left / Right / Center
    5. Indent
    6. Email Linking
    7. URL Hyperlinking
    8. Thread Linking
    9. Post Linking
    10. Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
    11. Images
    12. Videos
    13. Code
    14. HTML Code
    15. Quote
    16. Stop BB Code Parsing
    17. Attachment
    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

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

    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;86728435]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