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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
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop BB Code Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[google] Google
[googlebf] Google BF
[hide] Hide
[hide] Hidden
[pre] Preserve Formatting
[s] Strikethrough
[spoiler] Spoiler
[sub] Subscript
[sup] SuperScript
[wikipedia] Wikipedia
[youtube] YouTube
[youtubehd] Youtube HD
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.blizzforums.com[/url]
[url=http://www.blizzforums.com]BlizzForums[/url]
Example Output http://www.blizzforums.com
BlizzForums

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.blizzforums.com/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.blizzforums.com/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://www.blizzforums.com/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.blizzforums.com/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";


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;522412]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

Google
When clicked, this will do a search of Google for Diablo 3.
Usage [google]value[/google]
Example Usage [google]Diablo 3[/google]
Example Output Search: Diablo 3

Google BF
This will do a Google search of BlizzForums for the term you enter.
Usage [googlebf]value[/googlebf]
Example Usage [googlebf]Diablo 3[/googlebf]
Example Output Search BF: Diablo 3

Hide
Use this to hide spoilers, images, etc...
Usage [hide]value[/hide]
Example Usage [hide]I'm Hidden![/hide]
Example Output
Hidden Content:
I'm Hidden!

Hidden
Use this BBCode to Hide things, such as spoilers, images, etc...
Usage [hide=Option]value[/hide]
Example Usage [hide=Potter]Everyone Dies, The End.[/hide]
Example Output
Potter:
Everyone Dies, The End.

Preserve Formatting
Usage [pre]value[/pre]
Example Usage [pre]Text in a monospaced font.[/pre]
Example Output
Text in a monospaced font.

Strikethrough
The [s] tag allows you to create text with the strikethrough style.
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage Nebu is [s]stupid[/s] improving.
Example Output Nebu is stupid improving.

Spoiler
The [spoiler] tag allows you to hide spoilers. Anyone wishing to read them can simply select the text.
Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage I didn't like the ending of the movie because [spoiler]Charlie died.[/spoiler]
Example Output I didn't like the ending of the movie because Spoiler (highlight to reveal text)
Charlie died.

Subscript
The [sub] tag allows you to make text smaller and place it lower on the line.
Usage [sub]value[/sub]
Example Usage m[sub]1[/sub] + m[sub]2[/sub]
Example Output m1 + m2

SuperScript
The [sup] tag allows you to make the text smaller and place it higher on the line.
Usage [sup]value[/sup]
Example Usage 2[sup]3[/sup]
Example Output 23

Wikipedia
This tag allows you to automatically create a Wikipedia link to the topic of discussion.
Usage [wikipedia]value[/wikipedia]
Example Usage [wikipedia]StarCraft[/wikipedia]
Example Output Wikipedia: StarCraft

YouTube
Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKokwW0JGs0 This will attempt to play a higher quality version of the video by default.
Usage [youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube]bKokwW0JGs0[/youtube]
Example Output

Youtube HD
This will embed the HD version of the video. Be warned that if the video does have have a "high def" version, you will get a "This video is no longer available message" -- So make sure the video you're trying to embed actually supports HD (on the Youtube page below the video there will be a link "Watch in high quality") Remember to copy only the movie's code: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPy5qYlTlRY
Usage [youtubehd]value[/youtubehd]
Example Usage [youtubehd]RPy5qYlTlRY[/youtubehd]
Example Output


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