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. Books about Stephen King and his Work
  21. blink
  22. Stephen King First Editions
  23. Header
  24. marquee
  25. Mods/Admins Message
  26. PIC
  27. Stephen King Manuscripts, Proofs and ARC's
  28. Auto Image Size
  29. Pixel Resize
  30. Stephen King's Short Works
  31. Special
  32. Test spoiler
  33. Spoiler
  34. Strikethrough
  35. Manual Table
  36. tabledata
  37. tablehead
  38. TowerConnections
  39. Towerpedia
  40. tablerow
  41. Stephen King Special (Unsigned) Editions
  42. Stephen King Collectible Books
  43. Text Float
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]
    Example Usage
    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://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/images/Take5_fluid/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/images/Take5_fluid/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;1056750]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

Books about Stephen King and his Work

Create a link to an article in the Books about Stephen King and his Work namespace.

blink

Blinking test

  • [blink]value[/blink]
    Usage
  • [blink]blinking text[/blink]
    Example Usage
  • blinking text
    Example Output

Stephen King First Editions

Create a link to an article in the Stephen King First Editions namespace.

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

Header

Create a link to an article in the Header namespace.

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

marquee

Highlight annoncements etc with scrolling text!

  • [marquee]value[/marquee]
    Usage
  • [marquee]Annoying Scrolling text![/marquee]-->> {it's that animated text scrolling by default from right to left}
    Example Usage
  • Annoying Scrolling text!-->> {it's that animated text scrolling by default from right to left}
    Example Output

Mods/Admins Message

Only for mods or admins to place there messages inside

  • [mods]value[/mods]
    Usage
  • [mods]http://www.yoursite.com[/mods]
    Example Usage
  • Mod/Admins Message
    http://www.yoursite.com
    Example Output

PIC

  • [PIC=Option]value[/PIC]
    Usage
  • [PIC=max-width:300px]https://test.jpg[/PIC]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Stephen King Manuscripts, Proofs and ARC's

Create a link to an article in the Stephen King Manuscripts, Proofs and ARC's namespace.

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

Auto Image Size

Resizes an image

  • [resize=Option]value[/resize]
    Usage
  • [RESIZE=100][IMG]http://www.mypics.com/gallery/picture.jpg[/IMG][/RESIZE]
    Example Usage
  • http://www.mypics.com/gallery/picture.jpg
    Example Output

Pixel Resize

Resizes via pixel value

Stephen King's Short Works

Create a link to an article in the Stephen King's Short Works namespace.

Special

Create a link to an article in the Special namespace.

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

Test spoiler

New spoiler tag

  • [Spoil=Option]value[/Spoil]
    Usage
  • [spoil=Title Text]Spoiler[/spoil]
    Example Usage
  • Title Text
    Example Output

Spoiler

Used to hide spoilers. Don't ruin the ends of movies, games, etc for those who haven't seen it yet!

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]He Gets Killed![/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler:
    He Gets Killed!
    Example Output

Strikethrough

Strikethrough

  • [Strike]value[/Strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]strikethrough[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • strikethrough
    Example Output

Manual Table

Table code

  • [tbl]value[/tbl]
    Usage
  • [tbl]{TEXT}[/tbl]
    Example Usage
  • {TEXT}
    Example Output

tabledata

  • [TD]value[/TD]
    Usage
  • [td]some text[/td]
    Example Usage
  • some text
    Example Output

tablehead

Header for tables

  • [th]value[/th]
    Usage
  • [Th]Title[/Th]
    Example Usage
  • Title
    Example Output

TowerConnections

Create a link to an article in the TowerConnections namespace.

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

Towerpedia

Create a link to an article in the Towerpedia namespace.

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

tablerow

add a row table

  • [TR]value[/TR]
    Usage
  • [TR]some text[/TR]
    Example Usage
  • some text
    Example Output

Stephen King Special (Unsigned) Editions

Create a link to an article in the Stephen King Special (Unsigned) Editions namespace.

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

Stephen King Collectible Books

Create a link to an article in the Stephen King Collectible Books namespace.

Text Float

Text wrap around images

  • [xFLOAT=Option]value[/xFLOAT]
    Usage
  • [xFLOAT=left]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3e/Magic_Pot_FFX.jpg/65px-Magic_Pot_FFX.jpg[/xFLOAT]blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yakety yak
    Example Usage
  • blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yakety yak
    Example Output