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Bulletin Board Codes
« on: 30 January 2016, 08:27:05 »
If you want to make your post or reply look better you can use the WSYWYG editor (toggled on or off by ), or you can use Bulletin Board Codes (also called BBCodes or BBC). (Note that there is a link at the foot of every page on this forum to this page about BBCodes.)

There is a BBCode organisation where you can see some background. BBCodes can be nested, but for things to bear in mind with this see here.

The BBCodes available for you to use on this forum are:
Name Purpose Link Example Result Comment
abbrAbbreviationHelp[abbr="Fred"]Frederica X[/abbr]Frederica XEnables tooltip text on hover
acronymAcronymHelp[acronym=Simple Machines Forum]SMF[/acronym]SMFSimilar to abbr
anchorAnchorHelpAny link to it must be prefixed by "post_"
brLine breakHelp abc[br]def(Cannot show)Note there is no closing tag
codeCode - simple formattingHelp
colorColor/ColourHelp[color=red]abc[/color]abcAllowed colors: aqua, black, blue, fuchsia,
gray, green, lime, maroon,
navy, olive, orange, purple, red,
silver, teal, white, yellow
fontFontHelp[font=fantasy]abc[/font]abceg font=Times, Times New Roman, serif
hrHorizontal ruleHelp
htmlRaw HTML codeHelp[html]A  B[/html]A  B(Admin use only)
Could also use eg <br>
iItalicHelp [i]abc[/i]abc
imgImageHelp[img width=30]http://
Can set alt, width, height
iurlHyperlink - in same tabHelp[iurl][/iurl] also include text (see format for url)
leftLeft alignmentHelp[left]abc[/left]
liList itemHelpBullet form can be altered, see also list
listListHelp[list type=decimal]
[list type=lower-alpha]
(Cannot show)See also li
nobbcDon't process BB CodesHelpOnly of use when describing BBCodes (as here!)
quoteFormat as a quoteHelp[quote author=xx link=topic=31
can specify just author,
author, internal forum link and time
or none of them
rightRight alignmentHelp[right]abc[/right]
sizeFont sizeHelp[size=x-large]abc[/size]abcxx-small;x-small;small;medium;large;x-large;xx-large
tableTableHelptable contains tr, which contain td
tdTable cellHelptable contains tr, which contain td
trTable RowHelptable contains tr, which contain td
timeTimeHelp[time]1132812640[/time]24 November 2005, 06:10:40converts a Unix Timestamp into a normal time
ttTeletype font (fixed-width)Help[tt]abc[/tt]abc
urlHyperlink - new tabHelp[url=]SMF site[/url]SMF siteNeed not include text (see format for iurl)
Name Purpose Link Example Result Comment
« Last Edit: 4 January 2018, 12:02:19 by PeterC »