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. Colour
  3. Size
  4. Font
  5. Highlight
  6. Left / Right / centre
  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. Admin Note
  21. Named anchor link
  22. Cell
  23. Column
  24. Columns
  25. FAQ Search
  26. Float
  27. Header
  28. Header
  29. Highlight
  30. Anchor link
  31. MultiHunter Note
  32. Moderator Note
  33. Row
  34. Spoiler
  35. Strikethrough
  36. Sub-Header
  37. Troop Id
  38. Forum Username
  39. Youtube
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

Colour

The [color] tag allows you to change the colour 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 / centre

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 centre-aligned[/center]
    • [right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
    Example Usage
  • this text is left-aligned
    this text is centre-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.travian.co.uk[/url]
    • [url=http://forum.travian.co.uk]Travian UK Forum[/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.travian.co.uk/images/travianvb4/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forum.travian.co.uk/images/travianvb4/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;1513565]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 emphasise 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

Admin Note

Places an Admin comment into a cell of its own and adds your name.

  • [A=Option]value[/A]
    Usage
  • [A=Name]Uk3 will begin September 12th 2010[/A]
    Example Usage
  • Administrator Comment: Name
    Uk3 will begin September 12th 2010
    Example Output

Named anchor link

The [aname] tag is used in conjunction with the [jumpto] tag. One is not functional without the other.

  • [aname=Option]value[/aname]
    Usage
  • [aname=aname]This is where you jump to[/aname]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Cell

Add a Cell to your table

  • [cell]value[/cell]
    Usage
  • [cell]Cell[/cell]
    Example Usage
  • Cell
    Example Output

Column

Allows you to write text in columns side-by-side

  • [column=Option]value[/column]
    Usage
  • [column=50]Column Content[/column]
    Example Usage
  • Column Content
    Example Output

Columns

The structure needed to insert columns

  • [columns]value[/columns]
    Usage
  • [columns]Column Content[/columns]
    Example Usage
  • Column Content
    Example Output

FAQ Search

Allows you to link directly to the Travian FAQ.

  • [faq]value[/faq]
    Usage
  • [faq]Embassy[/faq]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Float

This should move your image to the right or left

  • [float=Option]value[/float]
    Usage
  • [float=right]http://forum.travian.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=4327&d=1330252945[/float]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Header

Add Header Cell

  • [header]value[/header]
    Usage
  • [header]Header[/header]
    Example Usage
  • Header
    Example Output

Header

Add a Header cell spanning more than one cell

  • [header=Option]value[/header]
    Usage
  • [header=5]Header[/header]
    Example Usage
  • Header
    Example Output

Highlight

Highlight your text in a bright yellow colour!

  • [HL]value[/HL]
    Usage
  • [hl]This really makes your text stand out![/hl]
    Example Usage
  • This really makes your text stand out!
    Example Output

Anchor link

The [jumpto] tag allows you to jump to another location within a post, usually used for long posts with headings and/or sections of interest. This tag must be used in conjunction with the [aname] tag. One is not functional without the other.

MultiHunter Note

Places a MH comment into a cell of its own and adds your name.

  • [MH=Option]value[/MH]
    Usage
  • [mh=Name]Please refer to the in-game rules.[/mh]
    Example Usage
  • MultiHunter Comment: Name
    Please refer to the in-game rules.
    Example Output

Moderator Note

Places a Mod comment into a cell of its own and adds your name.

  • [mod=Option]value[/mod]
    Usage
  • [mod=Name]Question answered; Thread locked.[/mod]
    Example Usage
  • Moderator Comment: Name
    Question answered; Thread locked.
    Example Output

Row

Add Row

  • [row]value[/row]
    Usage
  • [row]Row cells[/row]
    Example Usage
  • Row cells
    Example Output

Spoiler

Shows and hides text or images with the click of a button!

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]Everybody dies but the blonde[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Everybody dies but the blonde

    Example Output

Strikethrough

Draws a line through the highlighted text.

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]Your text here[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • Your text here
    Example Output

Sub-Header

Add a sub-header to your table

  • [subheader]value[/subheader]
    Usage
  • [subheader]Sub-header[/subheader]
    Example Usage
  • Sub-header
    Example Output

Troop Id

Lets you add the image of any troop from the roman, gaul, teuton, nature or natarian tribe, by typing in its unique identity number such as 5, 17, 41, etc.

  • [tid]value[/tid]
    Usage
  • [tid]17[/tid]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Forum Username

Creates link to Forum member.

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

Youtube

Enter the video's ID from the end of the URL, for example the group of numbers and letters /ejOJkcs-a7s

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]ejOJkcs-a7s[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output