How to create bold, italic and underlined text

BBCode includes tags to allow you to quickly change the basic style of your text. This is achieved in the following ways:

  • bold text: [b]Hello[/b]
    will become Hello
  • underlined text: [u]Good Morning[/u]
    becomes Good Morning
  • italic text: [i]Great![/i]
    would give this is Great!
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How to change the text colour or size

To alter the color or size of your text the following tags can be used. Keep in mind that how the output appears will depend on the viewers browser and system:

  • [color=red]Hello[/color]
    or
    [color=#FF0000]Hello[/color]
    will both output Hello
  • [size=1]SMALL[/size]
    will generally be SMALL
    or:

    [size=5]HUGE![/size]
    will be HUGE!
  • [font=courier]Courier[/font]
    will generally be Courier
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Can I combine formatting tags?

Yes, of course you can, for example to get someones attention you may write:

[size=5][color=red][b]LOOK AT ME![/b][/color][/size]
this would output LOOK AT ME!

We don't recommend you output lots of text that looks like this though! Remember it is up to you, the poster to ensure tags are closed correctly.

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Quoting and outputting fixed-width text

Quoting text in replys
  • [quote=Mr. Blobby]The text Mr. Blobby wrote would go here[/quote]
  • [quote]The text Mr. Blobby wrote would go here[/quote]
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Outputting code

[code]echo "This is some code";[/code]

All formatting used within [code][/code] tags is retained when you later view it.

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Creating an unordered list

[list]
[*]Red
[*]Blue
[*]Yellow
[/list]

This would generate the following list:
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
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Creating an ordered list

[list=1]
[*]Red
[*]Blue
[*]Yellow
[/list=1]

This would generate the following list:
  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. Yellow
[list=a]
[*]Red
[*]Blue
[*]Yellow
[/list=a]

This would generate the following list:
  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. Yellow
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Linking to another site

  • [url=http://www.webspell.at]webSPELL[/url]
    This would generate the following link, webSPELL
  • [url]http://www.webspell.org[/url]
    This would generate the following link, www.webspell.org
  • [email]no.one@domain.adr[/email]
    which will output no.one@domain.adr.
    [email=no.one@domain.adr]email me[/email]
    which will output email me
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Adding an image to a post

[img]http://www.webspell.org/images/linkus/1.gif[/img]

As noted in the URL section above you can wrap an image in a [url][/url] tag if you wish, eg.
[url=http://www.webspell.org/][img]http://www.webspell.org/images/linkus/1.gif[/img][/url]
would generate:
webSPELL

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