What is BBCode?
BBCode is a simple way to format your entries (like bold text, italic text, links) in forums.
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BBCode was implemented as method of providing a safer and easier way of allowing posts to be formatted on forums.
Easier than HTML
BBCode is short for Bulletin Board Code. It is used as a way for formatting posts made on message boards, blogs and more. It is similar to HTML in the sense that in BBCode one does also use tags to format something specific (contained within the tag). In BBCode tags are indicated by rectangular brackets surrounding a keyword, which is in turn transformed into HTML before being delivered to a web browser.
The basic BBCode tags are often very similar across many different forums, but there are some variants in existence as well.
Sometimes BBCode tags has to be in specific cases (i.e. [b]bold text[/b] will work, while [B]bold tex[/B] will not). It is also very different as to which of the more unsafe and/or complex tags that are supported. For instance you cannot always expect the [img] image tag to be supported as allowing posters unlimited power to post any picture they like could have some pretty nasty effects.
More intuitive: Tags rather than code
Save time when writing
No intrusive scripts
We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.
What are the 5 key points I should know about BBCode?
- BBCode is a free markup language used to format posts in forums and message boards.
- BBCode uses a set of tags to format text, images, and other content.
- BBCode is similar to HTML, but with a few key differences.
- BBCode is easy to learn and use.
- BBCode can be used to create simple or complex formatting.
Help Build bbcode.org
This site is meant to be a resource site for people using BBCode when posting on web-forums, but it is also meant as a resource for people looking to implement BBCode in their software products.
Over time we will add new topics and content related to HTML, PHP, programming and web3 (decentralized internet).
If you feel that you have something to contribute to this site, be it articles, guides etc. please do not hesitate to contact us (email can be found at the bottom of the page).