Posting with BBCode

Alec

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How to Post Using BBCode
Top Coasters makes use of a wide-spread post-formatting language called BBCode. This guide is setup to show you what tags and formatting options are available on Top Coasters via BBCode.

Basic Text Formatting
The following represent basic tags which will allow you to give a better look to your posts.

Bold
[b]this text is bold[/b]

Example:
this text is bold

Italic
[i]this text is italicized[/i]

Example:
this text is italicized

Underline
[u]this text is underlined[/u]

Example:
this text is underlined

Strike-Through
[s]this text is struck-out[/s]

Example:
this text is struck-out

Horizontal Positioning
This section describes tags which will allow you to position text/images horizontally.

Left
[left]this text is positioned at the left[/left]

Example:
this text is positioned at the left

Center
[center]this text is positioned in the center[/center]

Example:
this text is positioned in the center

Right
[right]this text is positioned at the left[/right]

Example:
this text is positioned at the right

Lists
If you need to create a list, the list tag is what you need. You can create either an ordered list, or an unordered list.

Ordered List
[list=num]
  [*]List element 1
  [*]List element 2
  [*]List element 3
[/list]

Produces:
  1. List element 1
  2. List element 2
  3. List element 3

Unordered List
[list]
  [*]List element 1
  [*]List element 2
  [*]List element 3
[/list]

Produces:
  • List element 1
  • List element 2
  • List element 3

Images and Videos
Images can be posted freely, but only YouTube videos can be added to a post with BBCode.

Image
[img]URL to image[/img]

Produces: (with a valid url of course)


YouTube Video
[youtube]YouTube video ID[/youtube]

Produces: (with a valid YouTube video ID)


Links
A link is pretty straight forward, you can create clickable text which will take users to a different page when it is clicked.

[url=website url]link text[/url]

Produces:
Top Coasters

Other BBCodes

Quote
[quote]this is something somebody else said.[/quote]

Produces:

Quote

this is something somebody else said.

Code
[code]<html>
  <head>
    <title></title>
  </head>
  <body></body>
</html>[/code]

Produces:
<html>
  <head>
    <title></title>
  </head>
  <body></body>
</html>
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