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vB Code
vB 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 vB 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 vB Codes you can use to format your messages.
vB Code List
[b], [i], [u] Bold / Italic / Underline
[color] Color
[size] Size
[font] Font
[highlight] Highlight
[left], [right], [center] Left / Right / Center
[indent] Indent
[email] Email Linking
[url] URL Hyperlinking
[thread] Thread Linking
[post] Post Linking
[list] Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
[img] Images
[code] Code
[php] PHP Code
[html] HTML Code
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop vB Code Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[gt] Embed GameTrailers Video
[gv] Google Video
[hide] Hidden Text
[newsquote] News Quote
[spoiler] Spoiler Text
[strike] Strike
[vine] embed vine
[webm] WebM Embedder
[yt] YouTube BB Code
Incorrect vB Code Usage:
  • [url] www.vbulletin.com [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.
  • [email][email protected][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.
Usage [b]value[/b]
[i]value[/i]
[u]value[/u]
Example Usage [b]this text is bold[/b]
[i]this text is italic[/i]
[u]this text is underlined[/u]
Example Output this text is bold
this text is italic
this text is underlined

Color
The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.
Usage [color=Option]value[/color]
Example Usage [color=blue]this text is blue[/color]
Example Output this text is blue

Size
The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.
Usage [size=Option]value[/size]
Example Usage [size=+2]this text is two sizes larger than normal[/size]
Example Output this text is two sizes larger than normal

Font
The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.
Usage [font=Option]value[/font]
Example Usage [font=courier]this text is in the courier font[/font]
Example Output this text is in the courier font

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

Left / Right / Center
The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.
Usage [left]value[/left]
[center]value[/center]
[right]value[/right]
Example Usage [left]this text is left-aligned[/left]
[center]this text is center-aligned[/center]
[right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
Example Output
this text is left-aligned
this text is center-aligned
this text is right-aligned

Indent
The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.
Usage [indent]value[/indent]
Example Usage [indent]this text is indented[/indent]
Example Output
this text is indented

Email Linking
The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [email]value[/email]
[email=Option]value[/email]
Example Usage [email][email protected][/email]
[[email protected]]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
Example Output [email protected]
Click Here to Email Me

URL Hyperlinking
The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [url]value[/url]
[url=Option]value[/url]
Example Usage [url]http://www.rage3d.com/board[/url]
[url=http://www.rage3d.com/board]Rage3D Discussion Area[/url]
Example Output http://www.rage3d.com/board
Rage3D Discussion Area

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.
Usage [thread]threadid[/thread]
[thread=threadid]value[/thread]
Example 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 Output http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=42918
Click Me!

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.
Usage [post]postid[/post]
[post=postid]value[/post]
Example Usage [post]269302[/post]
[post=269302]Click Me![/post]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?p=269302#post269302
Click Me!

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.
Usage [list]value[/list]
Example Usage [list]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  • list item 1
  • list item 2

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).
Usage [list=Option]value[/list]
Example Usage [list=1]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]

[list=a]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2

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.
Usage [img]value[/img]
Example Usage [img]http://www.rage3d.com/board/images/purerage/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.vbulletin.com] [img]http://www.rage3d.com/board/images/purerage/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] [/url] (Linked)
Example Output (Not linked)

(Linked)

Code
The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preseves all spacing.
Usage [code]value[/code]
Example Usage [code]
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
    alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>
[/code]
Example Output
Code:
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
	alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>

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.
Usage [php]value[/php]
Example Usage [php]
$myvar = 'Hello World!';
for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++)
{
    echo $myvar . "\n";
}
[/php]
Example Output
PHP Code:
$myvar 'Hello World!';
for (
$i 0$i 10$i++)
{
    echo 
$myvar "\n";


HTML Code
The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.
Usage [html]value[/html]
Example Usage [html]
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
[/html]
Example Output
HTML Code:
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>

Quote
The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.
Usage [quote]Quote[/quote]
[quote=User Name]value[/quote]
Example Usage [quote]vBulletin[/quote]
[quote=John Percival]vBulletin[/quote]
[quote=John Percival;1338041130]vBulletin[/quote]
Example Output
Quote:
vBulletin
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Percival
vBulletin
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Percival View Post
vBulletin

Stop vB Code Parsing
The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of vB Code.
Usage [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse]
Example Usage [noparse][b]vBulletin[/b][/noparse]
Example Output [b]vBulletin[/b]

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.
Usage [attach]attachmentid[/attach]
Example Usage [attach]12345[/attach]
Example Output

Embed GameTrailers Video
Embed a video from gametrailers.com
Usage [gt]value[/gt]
Example Usage [gt]12806[/gt]
Example Output

Google Video
Use these tags to embed Google Videos safely. To link a video, copy the docID of the video you want to embed between the tags. Do not copy the entire video URL. To get the docID, copy everything after docID= in the video URL. If there is a dash in the docID (sometimes there is, sometimes there isn't), make sure you copy it as well.
Usage [gv]value[/gv]
Example Usage [gv]-675045863030800667[/gv]
Example Output

Hidden Text
This is similar to the spoiler tag, but allows you to place custom text on the button.
Usage [hide=Option]value[/hide]
Example Usage [hide="do not click here!"]I told you not to click there![/hide]
Example Output I told you not to click there!

News Quote
Use this for posting news source quotes.
Usage [newsquote]value[/newsquote]
Example Usage [newsquote]something someone has said[/newsquote]
Example Output
something someone has said

Spoiler Text
Use this tag to hide text. A button will be displayed that will allow users to toggle the hidden text on and off. Works well for hiding movie spoilers from people who don't want to have the movie ruined, though it would also hide anything put between the tags (images, other types of VBCode, etc).
Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler]Darth Vader is Luke Skywalkers Father![/spoiler]
Example Output Darth Vader is Luke Skywalkers Father!

Strike
Strikes out text (puts a line through the text).
Usage [strike]value[/strike]
Example Usage [strike]Stike out![/strike]
Example Output Stike out!

embed vine
Embed Vine videos
Usage [vine]value[/vine]
Example Usage [vine]bIDE6WFaU9p[/vine]
Example Output

WebM Embedder
Embed WebMs onto forum
Usage [webm]value[/webm]
Example Usage [webm]http://video.webmfiles.org/big-buck-bunny_trailer.webm[/webm]
Example Output

YouTube BB Code
Use these tags to embed YouTube videos safely. To link a video, copy the ID of the video you want to embed between the tags. Do not copy the entire video URL.
Usage [yt]value[/yt]
Example Usage [yt]sCbrCocprE0[/yt]
Example Output


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