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. Anchor Link
  22. clans
  23. Goto Anchor
  24. Lua
  25. Match
  26. Match ID
  27. Pre-formatted Text
  28. Strike-through
  29. Spoiler
  30. table
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][email protected][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.

Color

The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.

Size

The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.

Font

The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.

Left / Right / Center

The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.

Indent

The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.

Email Linking

The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

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.

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).

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.

Videos

The [video] tag allows you to embed videos from various video services within your posts.

Code

The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preserves all spacing.

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.

HTML Code

The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.

Quote

The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.

Highlight

The [highlight] tag allows you to emphasize your text.

Stop BB Code Parsing

The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of BB code.

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.

Anchor Link

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

clans

Convenience tag for linking to a clan's page on the Heroes of Newerth clan site

Goto Anchor

The [goto] 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 [anchor] tag. One is not functional without the other.

Lua

Lua syntax highlighter

Match

Shortcut for linking to matches

Match ID

Shortcut for linking to match replay pages.

Pre-formatted Text

The [pre] tag marks text as preformatted. This prevents your browser from truncating spaces, newlines, and tabs to a single space.

Strike-through

Strike-through displays text with a line through the middle.

Spoiler

The spoiler tag hides text until the viewer clicks a button to un-hide it.

table

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