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. HTML Code
  18. Quote
  19. Stop BB Code Parsing
  20. Attachment
  21. Table Cell
  22. Table Cell
  23. HTML line break
  24. gpchangelog
  25. gpfooter
  26. gphead
  27. Jump From
  28. Jump To
  29. Direct link to post on same thread
  30. Table Row
  31. Strike-thru
  32. Search
  33. Search
  34. Spoiler
  35. Custom Spoiler
  36. Table
  37. User
  38. User
  39. Wiki
  40. Wiki
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.

    • [url]value[/url]
    • [url=Option]value[/url]
    Usage
    • [url]http://forum.en.grepolis.com[/url]
    • [url=http://forum.en.grepolis.com]Forum Grepolis[/url]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

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.

    • [thread]threadid[/thread]
    • [thread=threadid]value[/thread]
    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 Usage
  • Example Output

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]

    [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
    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://forum.en.grepolis.com/grepolis/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forum.en.grepolis.com/grepolis/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

HTML Code

The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.

  • [html]value[/html]
    Usage
  • [html]
    <img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
    <a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
    [/html]
    Example Usage
  • HTML Code:
    <img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
    <a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
    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;903766]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

Table Cell

  • [col]value[/col]
    Usage
  • [table][row][col]Cell 1[/col][col]Cell 2[/col][/row][/table]
    Example Usage
  • Cell 1Cell 2
    Example Output

Table Cell

  • [col=Option]value[/col]
    Usage
  • [table][row][col=2]This is the title[/col][/row][row][col]Cell 1[/col][col]Cell 2[/col][/row][/table]
    Example Usage
  • This is the title
    Cell 1Cell 2
    Example Output

HTML line break

HTML Line break, used when working with tables and wanting a more clean look.

  • [enter]value[/enter]
    Usage
  • [html]
    Example Usage
  • [html]
    Example Output

gpchangelog

  • [gpchangelog=Option]value[/gpchangelog]
    Usage
  • [gpchangelog="new"]abc[/gpchangelog]
    Example Usage
  • abc
    Example Output

gpfooter

  • [gpfooter]value[/gpfooter]
    Usage
  • [gpfooter][/gpfooter]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

gphead

  • [gphead=Option]value[/gphead]
    Usage
  • [gphead="20"]Hello[/gphead]
    Example Usage
  • Hello
    Example Output

Jump From

Allows you to jump to this part of the page.

  • [jumpfrom]value[/jumpfrom]
    Usage
  • [jumpfrom]customlocation[/jumpfrom]This location can be jumped to.
    Example Usage
  • This location can be jumped to.
    Example Output

Jump To

Allows you to jump to another predefined part of the page.

  • [jumpto=Option]value[/jumpto]
    Usage
  • [jumpto=customlocation]Go to custom jump location.[/jumpto]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Direct link to post on same thread

11

  • [postlink=Option]value[/postlink]
    Usage
  • 11
    Example Usage
  • 11
    Example Output

Table Row

  • [row]value[/row]
    Usage
  • [table][row][/row][/table]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Strike-thru

This allows you to strike through content in your post.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Strike-Thru[/s]
    Example Usage
  • Strike-Thru
    Example Output

Search

Generates a link to search for keywords across the entire forum.

  • [search]value[/search]
    Usage
  • [search]you just lost the game[/search]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Search

Generates a link to search for keywords in a specific forum. The Option is the forum id to search in, eg Questions & Guides is f="2".

  • [search=Option]value[/search]
    Usage
  • [search=4]how to build stuff[/search]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]This is a spoiler.[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler:

    This is a spoiler.
    Example Output

Custom Spoiler

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler=Hidden Info]Told you this was hidden[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Hidden Info:

    Told you this was hidden
    Example Output

Table

  • [table]value[/table]
    Usage
  • [table][/table]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

User

Link a username to their profile.

  • [user]value[/user]
    Usage
  • [user]admin[/user]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

User

Link a username to their profile whilst displaying custom text.

  • [user=Option]value[/user]
    Usage
  • [user=admin][b]The Administrator[/b][/user]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Wiki

Link that directs you to Grepolis Wiki page with this title.

  • [wiki]value[/wiki]
    Usage
  • [wiki]Main Page[/wiki]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Wiki

Link that directs you to Grepolis Wiki page whilst displaying custom text.

  • [wiki=Option]value[/wiki]
    Usage
  • [wiki=Main_Page]Grepolis Wiki[/wiki]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output