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What is BB Code?

BB Code is a quick and easy way to add effects or formatting to your posts.
It is used in a similar format to HTML tags which you may already be familiar with.
Below is a quick guide to the most common BB Code uses.

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[b]This is sample text[/b]This is sample text

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[s]This is sample text[/s]This is sample text

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[i]This is sample text[/i]This is sample text

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[u]This is sample text[/u]This is sample text

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[email]user@domain.com[/email]user@domain.com

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[email=user@domain.com]Click here![/email]Click here!

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[url]http://www.domain.com[/url]http://www.domain.com

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[url=http://www.domain.com]Click here![/url]Click here!

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[size=7]This is sample text[/size]This is sample text

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[font=times]This is sample text[/font]This is sample text

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[color=red]This is sample text[/color]This is sample text

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[img]http://www.utteraccess.com/forum/style_images/1/folder_post_icons/icon11.gif[/img]

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[list][*]List Item [*]List ItemList Item[/list]
  • List Item
  • List ItemList Item

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[list=1][*]List Item [*]List Item[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[list=a][*]List Item [*]List Item[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[list=i][*]List Item [*]List Item[/list]
  1. List Item
  2. List Item

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[quote]This is sample text[/quote]
QUOTE
This is sample text

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[code]$this_var = "Hello World!";[/code]
CODE
$this_var = "Hello World!";

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[sql]SELECT t.tid FROM a_table t WHERE t.val="This Value"[/sql]
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SELECT t.tid FROM a_table t WHERE t.val="This Value"

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[html]<a href="test/page.html">A Test Page</a>[/html]
<a href="test/page.html">A Test Page</a>

Post Snap Back
This tag displays a little linked image which links back to a post - used when quoting posts from the board. Opens in same window by default.
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[snapback]100[/snapback]*

Right
Aligns content to the right of the posting area
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[right]Some text here[/right]
Some text here

Left
Aligns content to the left of the post
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[left]Left aligned text[/left]
Left aligned text

Center
Aligns content to the center of the posting area.
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[center]Centered Text[/center]
Centered Text

Topic Link
This tag provides an easy way to link to a topic
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[topic=100]Click me![/topic]Click me!

Post Link
This tag provides an easy way to link to a post.
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[post=100]Click me![/post]Click me!

CODEBOX
Use this BBCode tag to show a scrolling codebox. Useful for long sections of code.
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[codebox]long_code_here = ';[/codebox]
CODE
long_code_here = ';

SPOILER
Spoiler tag
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[spoiler]Some hidden text[/spoiler]Some hidden text

Wiki tag
This tag links to the wiki.
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[wiki]Main Page[/wiki]Main Page

Anchor
Create a named anchor to allow inner page jumps with the 'gotoanchor' tag.
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[anchor=Name of the anchor]Visible Text[/anchor] Visible Text

Goto Anchor
Scrolls to an anchor defined by the anchor tag.
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[goto=Anchor Name]Link text[/goto]Link text

Horizontal Rule
Draw a horizontal line.
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[hr]name of your line (which will not be visible)[/hr]

Table (with options)
Wrapper to cell and row tags in order to display a table in a post. You can pass HTML table attributes.
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[table=border=1][row][cell]Table Content[/cell][/row][/table]
Table Content

Table Row
Wraps your row of a table.
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[table=border=1 width=90%][row][cell]cell data[/cell][/row][/table]
cell data

Table Cell
Wraps your data for a cell in a row of a table.
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[table=border=1][row][cell]My Cell Data[/cell][cell]My Other Cell[/cell][/row][/table]
My Cell DataMy Other Cell

Table (standard)
Wrapper to cell and row tags in order to display a table in a post. A standard table has the attributes: border=1.
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[stdtbl][row][cell]My cell 1[/cell][cell]My cell 2[/cell][/row][/stdtbl]
My cell 1My cell 2

Topic/Post Search
Searchs with CODE=01.
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[search=&search_in=titles&forums=34&namesearch=datAdrenaline&exactname=1]All topics in Code Archive started by datAdrenaline[/search]All topics in Code Archive started by datAdrenaline

Forum
Jumps to the specified forum.
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[forum=34]Code Archive[/forum]Code Archive

Wiki Tag
Wiki tag with display text
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Used to provide a wiki link. To link to wiki article title 'Main Page' and using display text 'Visit our Wiki', the code would be: [wiki="Main Page"]Visit our Wiki[/wiki]Used to provide a wiki link. To link to wiki article title 'Main Page' and using display text 'Visit our Wiki', the code would be: [wiki="Main Page"]Visit our Wiki[/wiki]

Stock
Provide quick access to repository of stock images for posting & wiki.
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[stock]{content}[/stock]Click to view related Wiki articles for this image

Image & Inline Text
Provide text to right of the image in line. Useful for multiple lines.
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[iimg=image URL]Text content[/iimg]Text content

Google Search
Provide an example for others how to google
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[google]vba expression[/google]Google Search Terms: vba expression

Bing Search
Provide an example for others how to bing
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[bing]vba expression[/bing]Bing Search Terms: vba expression