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The Posting Form: 3 - BBCode

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The Posting Form: 3 - BBCode

Postby souldeep » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:47 am

BBCode is a type of formatting that can be applied to your post content, much like HTML.

Unlike HTML, however, BBCode uses square brackets [ and ] instead of angled brackets < and >. This is to help secure the forum from malicious attacks or hacking attempts. Be eliminating the ability for users to post HTML content we control the HTML instead by providing codes you can use, that translate into HTML templates we build behind the scenes.

For detailed instructions in your own language on the usage of BBCode, you can click here, or the BBCode link to the right hand of the Post Content text box.

Typing in the BBCodes is one option, but to save you remembering them you will see the associated buttons encircled in green in the following image.


Please note that we have the option to add new and custom BBCodes, so others are available to you which are not on this list. These are explained in there own tutorials.

Typing these codes into a post will translate them. To help support users, or for the purpose of us showing what will appears in your Post Content box, we use the Code button to stop the site translating them as a literal.

Manually entering BBCodes

To display Basic BBCodes and their outputs are as follows:

Code: Select all

[b]Boldface text[/b]: Boldface text

[i]Italicised text[/i]: Italicised text

[u]Underlined text[/u]: Underlined text

[quote]Quoted text[/quote]:

[quote="Name to quote"]Quoted text[/quote]:


[url=]Linked text[/url]: Linked text

[flash=width,height]Path to flash[/flash] will play the flash animation with the specified dimensions.

To Apply a BBCode automatically

Step 1

In this example we will Italicise a section of text in your Post Content box. Highlight the text you wish to Italicise by holding down your mouse button at the start of the text you wish to apply the effect to and drag the mouse to the end of the text to Italicise.


Step 2

You then can proceed to click on the i button shown in red in the next image. On clicking this button you will notice that the BBCode tags wrap around the text you highlighted. If you are unsure what the format of your end post will look like, clicking on the preview button will allow you to see how other members will view your post before you submit it for all to see.


Step 3

Once you are satisfied with the end result you can the click on the Submit button and will be returned to the original topic and see your post as other members will also view it.


For more detailed instructions on the usage of BBCode and the many other available codes, please click here.

Above the standard set, you will notice two new BBCodes have been developed for this forum. Post Translate and Media. You will find a detailed explanation on these two new additions in the tutorial section.

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