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. Quote
  18. Stop BB Code Parsing
  19. Attachment
  20. Ability
  21. Autolink
  22. Basic
  23. Book
  24. Book Index
  25. Category
  26. Comment
  27. Companion
  28. Creature
  29. Div
  30. Footnote
  31. Forum Index
  32. Gallery
  33. Not to be used
  34. Headline
  35. House
  36. Horizontal Rule
  37. Image
  38. Item
  39. Location
  40. Mention
  41. Mount
  42. NPC
  43. Pet
  44. Portal
  45. Quest
  46. Redirect
  47. Reference List
  48. Ship
  49. Show Threads
  50. Span
  51. Special
  52. Table
  53. Template
  54. Table of Contents
  55. Pirate101 Wiki
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.

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://pirate101.centralforums.com/forums/images/j007/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://pirate101.centralforums.com/forums/images/j007/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

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;299902]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

Ability

Create a link to an article in the Ability namespace.

  • [ability]value[/ability]
    Usage
  • [ability=Example]Click here to view this page![/ability]
    Example Usage
  • [ability=Example]Click here to view this page![/ability]
    Example Output

Autolink

For internal use only.

  • [autolink]value[/autolink]
    Usage
  • [autolink]Main Page[/autolink]
    Example Usage
  • [autolink]Main Page[/autolink]
    Example Output

Basic

Create a link to an article in the Basic namespace.

  • [basic]value[/basic]
    Usage
  • [basic=Example]Click here to view this page![/basic]
    Example Usage
  • [basic=Example]Click here to view this page![/basic]
    Example Output

Book

Create a link to an article in the Book namespace.

  • [book]value[/book]
    Usage
  • [book=Example]Click here to view this page![/book]
    Example Usage
  • [book=Example]Click here to view this page![/book]
    Example Output

Book Index

Lists all chapters in the specified book in chapter order. Enter a book title.

  • [bookindex]value[/bookindex]
    Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Usage
  • [bookindex]Demo Book[/bookindex]
    Example Output

Category

Create a link to an article in the Category namespace.

  • [category]value[/category]
    Usage
  • [category=Example]Click here to view this page![/category]
    Example Usage
  • [category=Example]Click here to view this page![/category]
    Example Output

Comment

Add a comment that is only visible in the source code.

  • [comment]value[/comment]
    Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Output

Companion

Create a link to an article in the Companion namespace.

  • [companion]value[/companion]
    Usage
  • [companion=Example]Click here to view this page![/companion]
    Example Usage
  • [companion=Example]Click here to view this page![/companion]
    Example Output

Creature

Create a link to an article in the Creature namespace.

  • [creature]value[/creature]
    Usage
  • [creature=Example]Click here to view this page![/creature]
    Example Usage
  • [creature=Example]Click here to view this page![/creature]
    Example Output

Div

Create a CSS-styled block for your text.

  • [div]value[/div]
    Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Usage
  • [div] style="border: 1px solid #ff0000" | Text in the block. [/div]
    Example Output

Footnote

Add footnotes to the current article.

  • [footnote]value[/footnote]
    Usage
  • [footnote="http://www.vaultwiki.org/"]VaultWiki - Wiki for vBulletin Forums.[/footnote]
    Example Usage
  • [footnote="http://www.vaultwiki.org/"]VaultWiki - Wiki for vBulletin Forums.[/footnote]
    Example Output

Forum Index

Lists all threads from the specified forum in alphabetical order. Enter a forum ID to select the forum.

  • [forumindex]value[/forumindex]
    Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Usage
  • [forumindex]2[/forumindex]
    Example Output

Gallery

Create a gallery of wiki images.

  • [gallery]value[/gallery]
    Usage
  • [gallery] caption="Gallery Title" | image1.ext|Caption text image2.ext|Caption text [/gallery]
    Example Usage
  • [gallery] caption="Gallery Title" |
    image1.ext|Caption text
    image2.ext|Caption text
    [/gallery]
    Example Output

Not to be used

Description: Embed a Google Spreadsheet.

  • [gs]value[/gs]
    Usage
  • [gs]0AmOHO6Cm8vvAdFR2b0dMMnVwMUE0MlpXYnowWnowWWc[/gs]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Headline

Create any level headline.

  • [h=Option]value[/h]
    Usage
  • [h=2]Headline Level 2[/h]
    Example Usage
  • [h=Headline Level 2]2[/h]
    Example Output

House

Create a link to an article in the House namespace.

  • [house]value[/house]
    Usage
  • [house=Example]Click here to view this page![/house]
    Example Usage
  • [house=Example]Click here to view this page![/house]
    Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Creates a horizontal line spanning a width you specify.

  • [hr]value[/hr]
    Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Output

Image

Create a link to an article in the Image namespace.

  • [image]value[/image]
    Usage
  • [image=Example]Click here to view this page![/image]
    Example Usage
  • [image=Example]Click here to view this page![/image]
    Example Output

Item

Create a link to an article in the Item namespace.

  • [item]value[/item]
    Usage
  • [item=Example]Click here to view this page![/item]
    Example Usage
  • [item=Example]Click here to view this page![/item]
    Example Output

Location

Create a link to an article in the Location namespace.

  • [location]value[/location]
    Usage
  • [location=Example]Click here to view this page![/location]
    Example Usage
  • [location=Example]Click here to view this page![/location]
    Example Output

Mention

Mention an user to alert him or her to this post!

  • [mention]value[/mention]
    Usage
  • [mention]Username[/mention]
    Example Usage
  • @Username;
    Example Output

Mount

Create a link to an article in the Mount namespace.

  • [mount]value[/mount]
    Usage
  • [mount=Example]Click here to view this page![/mount]
    Example Usage
  • [mount=Example]Click here to view this page![/mount]
    Example Output

NPC

Create a link to an article in the NPC namespace.

  • [npc]value[/npc]
    Usage
  • [npc=Example]Click here to view this page![/npc]
    Example Usage
  • [npc=Example]Click here to view this page![/npc]
    Example Output

Pet

Create a link to an article in the Pet namespace.

  • [pet]value[/pet]
    Usage
  • [pet=Example]Click here to view this page![/pet]
    Example Usage
  • [pet=Example]Click here to view this page![/pet]
    Example Output

Portal

Create a link to an article in the Portal namespace.

  • [portal]value[/portal]
    Usage
  • [portal=Example]Click here to view this page![/portal]
    Example Usage
  • [portal=Example]Click here to view this page![/portal]
    Example Output

Quest

Create a link to an article in the Quest namespace.

  • [quest]value[/quest]
    Usage
  • [quest=Example]Click here to view this page![/quest]
    Example Usage
  • [quest=Example]Click here to view this page![/quest]
    Example Output

Redirect

Redirects to another article.

  • [redirect]value[/redirect]
    Usage
  • [redirect]Redirect Page[/redirect]
    Example Usage
  • [redirect]Redirect Page[/redirect]
    Example Output

Reference List

Display the list of all footnotes for the current article.

  • [reflist]value[/reflist]
    Usage
  • [reflist][/reflist]
    Example Usage
  • [reflist][/reflist]
    Example Output

Ship

Create a link to an article in the Ship namespace.

  • [ship]value[/ship]
    Usage
  • [ship=Example]Click here to view this page![/ship]
    Example Usage
  • [ship=Example]Click here to view this page![/ship]
    Example Output

Show Threads

Lists threads with the most recent posts from the specified forum. Enter a forum ID to select the forum.

  • [showthreads]value[/showthreads]
    Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Usage
  • [showthreads]2[/showthreads]
    Example Output

Span

Create a CSS-styled wrapper for your text.

  • [span]value[/span]
    Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Usage
  • [span] style="background-color: #ff0000" | Text in the wrapper. [/span]
    Example Output

Special

Quickly link to a Special Page.

  • [special]value[/special]
    Usage
  • [special=Specialpages]Specialpages[/special]
    Example Usage
  • [special=Specialpages]Specialpages[/special]
    Example Output

Table

Create a table for data cells.

  • [table]value[/table]
    Usage
  • [table]hello[/table]
    Example Usage
  • [table]hello[/table]
    Example Output

Template

Create a link to an article in the Template namespace.

  • [template]value[/template]
    Usage
  • [template=Example]Click here to view this page![/template]
    Example Usage
  • [template=Example]Click here to view this page![/template]
    Example Output

Table of Contents

Insert the table of contents somewhere specific in the current article.

  • [toc]value[/toc]
    Usage
  • [toc][/toc]
    Example Usage
  • [toc][/toc]
    Example Output

Pirate101 Wiki

Create a link to an article in the Pirate101 Wiki namespace.

  • [wiki]value[/wiki]
    Usage
  • [wiki=Example]Click here to view this page![/wiki]
    Example Usage
  • [wiki=Example]Click here to view this page![/wiki]
    Example Output