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What are BBCodes?

Many of you probably asked yourselves the question: "What actually are BBCodes?"

BBCodes are a simple way to format your posts in the forums. They are codes easy to understand. An overview of the available BBCodes and their uses is presented below. Click on one of the BBCodes for an explanation and an example of it.

BBCodes Usage and Examples
»[B]Text[/B]
»[I]Text[/I]
»[EMAIL]name@email.com[/EMAIL]
»[EMAIL=name@email.de]Name[/EMAIL]
»[SIZE=3]Text[/SIZE]
»[QUOTE]This text is quoted.[/QUOTE]
»[U]Text[/U]
»[COLOR=#0000FF]Text[/COLOR]
»[FONT=ARIAL]Text[/FONT]
»[CENTER]Centered Text[/CENTER]
»[ALIGN=right]Aligned Text[/ALIGN]
»[SPOILER]This text is hidden.[/SPOILER]
»[S]Text[/S]
»[sptext]Text[/sptext]
»[msgbox="What"]Text[/msgbox]
»[spoiler="Spoiler Box"]This is hidden text.[/spoiler]
»[sup]Superscript[/sup]
»[sub]Subscript[/sub]
»[QUOTE="Somebody"]This text from a user is quoted.[/QUOTE]
»[TT]Teletype Text[/TT]
»[blink]Text[/blink]
»
»[IMG]images/email.gif[/IMG]
»[URL]http://www.woltlab.de[/URL]
»[URL=http://www.woltlab.de]WoltLab[/URL]
»[PHP]Syntax[/PHP]
»[CODE]Syntax[/CODE]
»[LIST]Liste[/LIST]

[B]Text[/B]
With this code, you can render the message as bold text.

The code [B]Text[/B] will become Text

[I]Text[/I]
With this code, you can render the message as italic text.

The code [I]Text[/I] will become Text

[EMAIL]name@email.com[/EMAIL]
With this code, you can turn an email address into a link.

The code [EMAIL]name@email.com[/EMAIL] will become name@email.com

[EMAIL=name@email.de]Name[/EMAIL]
With this code, you can turn an email address into a link. (However, you can define the name of the link yourself.)

The code [EMAIL=name@email.de]Name[/EMAIL] will become Name

[SIZE=3]Text[/SIZE]
With this code, you can change the size of the text.

The code [SIZE=3]Text[/SIZE] will become Text

[QUOTE]This text is quoted.[/QUOTE]
With this code, you can insert quoted text.

The code [QUOTE]This text is quoted.[/QUOTE] will become
Quote:
This text is quoted.

[U]Text[/U]
With this code, you can render the message as underlined text.

The code [U]Text[/U] will become Text

[COLOR=#0000FF]Text[/COLOR]
With this code, you can change the color of the text.

The code [COLOR=#0000FF]Text[/COLOR] will become Text

[FONT=ARIAL]Text[/FONT]
With this code, you can change the font of the text.

The code [FONT=ARIAL]Text[/FONT] will become Text

[CENTER]Centered Text[/CENTER]
With this code, you can make the text be centered.

The code [CENTER]Centered Text[/CENTER] will become
Centered Text

[ALIGN=right]Aligned Text[/ALIGN]
With this code, you can change the alignement of the text, images, etc. The possible options are "right", "left", "center" and "justify"

The code [ALIGN=right]Aligned Text[/ALIGN] will become
Aligned Text

[SPOILER]This text is hidden.[/SPOILER]
This code hides text behind a table, making it so that the table must be clicked upon for the text within to be seen. Useful for spoilers.

The code [SPOILER]This text is hidden.[/SPOILER] will become
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

[S]Text[/S]
With this code, you can render the message as strikethrough text.

The code [S]Text[/S] will become Text

[sptext]Text[/sptext]
This code hides text behind obfuscating coloration, making it so that the area must be clicked upon for the text within to be seen. Useful for spoilers. Unlike the full version, this is useful for short phrases.

The code [sptext]Text[/sptext] will become Text

[msgbox="What"]Text[/msgbox]
With this code, you can create a small message box.

The code [msgbox="What"]Text[/msgbox] will become
What
Text

[spoiler="Spoiler Box"]This is hidden text.[/spoiler]
With this code, you can render the message as a spoiler table with a customized title.

The code [spoiler="Spoiler Box"]This is hidden text.[/spoiler] will become
Spoiler Box

[sup]Superscript[/sup]
With this code, you can render the message as superscript.

The code [sup]Superscript[/sup] will become Superscript

[sub]Subscript[/sub]
With this code, you can render the message as subscript.

The code [sub]Subscript[/sub] will become Subscript

[QUOTE="Somebody"]This text from a user is quoted.[/QUOTE]
With this text, you can quote another person.

The code [QUOTE="Somebody"]This text from a user is quoted.[/QUOTE] will become
Quote by Somebody:
This text from a user is quoted.

[TT]Teletype Text[/TT]
This BBCode renders monospace text.

The code [TT]Teletype Text[/TT] will become Teletype Text

[blink]Text[/blink]
With this code, you can make text blink.

The code [blink]Text[/blink] will become Text



The code will become

[IMG]images/email.gif[/IMG]
With this code, you can insert an image.

The code [IMG]images/email.gif[/IMG] will become

[URL]http://www.woltlab.de[/URL]
With this code, you can turn a URL into a link.

The code [URL]http://www.woltlab.de[/URL] will become http://www.woltlab.de

[URL=http://www.woltlab.de]WoltLab[/URL]
With this code, you can turn a URL into a link. (However, you can define the name of the link yourself.)

The code [URL=http://www.woltlab.de]WoltLab[/URL] will become WoltLab

[PHP]Syntax[/PHP]
With this code, you can insert syntax-highlighted PHP code.

The code

[PHP]<?php
phpinfo();
?>[/PHP]

will become
php:
1:
2:
3:
<?php
phpinfo
();
?>

[CODE]Syntax[/CODE]
With this code, you can insert codes (like html).

The code [CODE]!code[/CODE] will become
code:
1:
!code

[LIST]Liste[/LIST]
With this code, you can insert a list which can contain multiple items.

The code

[list]
[*]Item 1
[*]Item 2
[*]Item 3
[/list]

will become
  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3