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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
[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
[quote] Quote
[anchor] Anchor
[anchorlink] Anchor Link
[autolink] autolink
[blockquote] blockquote
[break] Break
[bsalert] Bootstrap Alert
[bsalert] Bootstrap Alert with Header
[code] Code
[color] color
[contest] Contest
[header1] Header1
[header1green] header1green
[headerhelp] Header Help
[headerinfo] Header Info
[headerno] Header No
[headerplain] Plain Header
[headeryes] Header Yes
[img2] Image2 NoOption
[img2] Image2
[img2float] Image2 Float
[img2float] img2float
[infobutton] Infobutton
[link] Link
[s] Strikethrough
[small] Small font
[spoiler] Spoiler
[spoiler] Spoiler with title
[table] table
[table] Table (With style)
[table2] table2
[themetag] Theme Tag
[threadthumb] Thread Thumbnail
[threadthumb] Thread Thumbnail (Option)
[updated] Updated mod
[urldialog] URL Dialog
[urldialog] URL Dialog (Option)
[urlpopup] urlpopup
[wiki] Wiki
[youtube] Youtube Video Embedding
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

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.vbulletin.com/forum[/url]
[url=www.vbulletin.com/forum]vBulletin Community Forums[/url]
Example Output http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/
vBulletin Community Forums

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]
Example Output http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/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]
Example Output http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/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 maked images become links.
Usage [img]value[/img]
Example Usage [img]http://www.modthesims.info//static/images/buttons/buttons-rro/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.vbulletin.com] [img]http://www.modthesims.info//static/images/buttons/buttons-rro/images/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
<script type="text/javascript"><!-- alert("Hello world!");//--></script>

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]
Example Output
Quote:
vBulletin
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Percival
vBulletin

Anchor
Create an invisible anchor point within a post which you can then link to directly. For example, you can now link to the "Output" line below by going to http://www.modthesims.info/misc.php?do=bbcode#AnchorName
Usage [anchor]value[/anchor]
Example Usage [anchor]AnchorName[/anchor]
Example Output

Anchor Link
Link to an Anchor on the same page. You can use this for making tables of contents for long posts.
Usage [anchorlink=Option]value[/anchorlink]
Example Usage [anchorlink=AnchorName]AnchorLinkText[/anchor]
Example Output [anchorlink=AnchorName]AnchorLinkText[/anchor]

autolink
Make a link to any page on MTS which looks like an autolink, with a dotted underline.
Usage [autolink=Option]value[/autolink]
Example Usage [autolink=d/409950]Clean Installer[/autolink]
Example Output Clean Installer

blockquote
Usage [blockquote]value[/blockquote]
Example Usage [blockquote] some quote [/blockquote]
Example Output
Quote:
some quote


Break
STAFF ONLY: This bbcode is used solely for breaking a longer post into a smaller section for the front page.
Usage [break]value[/break]
Example Usage [break]
Example Output [break]

Bootstrap Alert
Puts your chirona in a box.
Usage [bsalert]value[/bsalert]
Example Usage [bsalert]This is an alert[/bsalert]
Example Output
This is an alert

Bootstrap Alert with Header
Puts your chirona in a box with a heading.
Usage [bsalert=Option]value[/bsalert]
Example Usage [bsalert=Heading]Warning! Warning! Entering the danger zone![/bsalert]
Example Output
Heading
Warning! Warning! Entering the danger zone!

Code
Makes you look like you know what you're talking about. Also makes code more readable.
Usage [code]value[/code]
Example Usage [code]...---...[/code]
Example Output
Code:
...---...

color
This is an MTSStaff-only option
Usage [color=Option]value[/color]
Example Usage color
Example Output color

Contest
This code doesn't do anything... yet.
Usage [contest]value[/contest]
Example Usage
Example Output

Header1
Staff only
Usage [header1]value[/header1]
Example Usage [header1]This is a header[/header1]
Example Output This is a header

header1green
Staff only
Usage [header1green]value[/header1green]
Example Usage [header1green]This is a green header! Ha![/header1green]
Example Output This is a green header! Ha!

Header Help
Staff only
Usage [headerhelp]value[/headerhelp]
Example Usage [headerhelp]This header is confused[/headerhelp]
Example Output This header is confused

Header Info
Staff only
Usage [headerinfo]value[/headerinfo]
Example Usage [headerinfo]This header knows what's up[/headerinfo]
Example Output This header knows what's up

Header No
Usage [headerno]value[/headerno]
Example Usage [headerno]Don't do this....[/headerno]
Example Output Don't do this....

Plain Header
Usage [headerplain]value[/headerplain]
Example Usage [headerplain]I am a header[/headerplain]
Example Output I am a header

Header Yes
Usage [headeryes]value[/headeryes]
Example Usage [headeryes]Tick[/headeryes]
Example Output Tick

Image2 NoOption
This tag embeds an image without forcing other content onto the next line, so you can embed two images next to each other.
Usage [img2]value[/img2]
Example Usage [img2]http://www.modthesims.info/static/images/accept.png[/img2][img2]http://www.modthesims.info/static/images/remove.png[/img2]
Example Output

Image2
This tag embeds an image without forcing other content onto the next line, and allows you to add a tooltip to improve accessibility.
Usage [img2=Option]value[/img2]
Example Usage [img2=green tick]http://www.modthesims.info/static/images/accept.png[/img2][img2=red cross]http://www.modthesims.info/static/images/remove.png[/img2]
Example Output green tickred cross

Image2 Float
Usage [img2float]value[/img2float]
Example Usage
Example Output

img2float
Usage [img2float=Option]value[/img2float]
Example Usage
Example Output

Infobutton
Usage [infobutton=Option]value[/infobutton]
Example Usage [infobutton=your text]Some text[/infobutton]
Example Output

Link
Link to a page on MTS without needing to include www.modthesims.info in the link. Cookies to anyone who comes up with a use for this code.
Usage [link=Option]value[/link]
Example Usage [link=url]text[/link]
Example Output text

Strikethrough
The strikethrough tag allows you to strike through text. No, really!
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]Some Text[/s]
Example Output Some Text

Small font
Usage [small]value[/small]
Example Usage
Example Output

Spoiler
Creates a button which users have to click to see whatever you wrote as spoilertext.
Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler]Spoilertext[/spoiler]
Example Output

Spoiler with title
Creates a button which users have to click to see whatever you wrote as spoilertext. If you include a title, the button will say "Show spoiler about (title)" instead of "Show spoiler".
Usage [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler=Title]Spoilertext[/spoiler]
Example Output

table
Table CSV style format using || as a seperator. To make a table, do the following: [table] Heading 1 || Heading 2 || Heading 3 Row 1 Cell 1 || Some data || Some, maybe, data Row 2 Cell 1 || "Hello" || etc [/table] Hint: Rows are seperated with line breaks, cells with ||
Usage [table]value[/table]
Example Usage [table]Heading 1 || Heading 2 (line break) Row 1 Cell 1 || Row 1 Cell 2[/table]
Example Output table

Table (With style)
Table CSV style format using || as a seperator. To make a table, do the following: [table=width:auto;] Heading 1 || Heading 2 || Heading 3 Row 1 Cell 1 || Some data || Some, maybe, data Row 2 Cell 1 || "Hello" || etc [/table] Hint: Rows are separated with line breaks, cells with ||
Usage [table=Option]value[/table]
Example Usage See table definition.
Example Output See table definition.

table2
table2 is the same as table but with a custom line splitter (splits on |-|-| instead of \r\n
Usage [table2]value[/table2]
Example Usage
Example Output

Theme Tag
themetag
Usage [themetag]value[/themetag]
Example Usage themetag
Example Output themetag

Thread Thumbnail
Include the thumbnail of a thread. Copy the thread ID from the URL the number after "t=" and before "&" and use that as the value. For example, the Thread ID for the URL www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=549228, a rocking chair download, is 549228.
Usage [threadthumb]value[/threadthumb]
Example Usage [threadthumb]549228[/threadthumb]
Example Output

Thread Thumbnail (Option)
Usage [threadthumb=Option]value[/threadthumb]
Example Usage
Example Output

Updated mod
Usage [updated]value[/updated]
Example Usage
Example Output

URL Dialog
Usage [urldialog]value[/urldialog]
Example Usage
Example Output

URL Dialog (Option)
Usage [urldialog=Option]value[/urldialog]
Example Usage
Example Output

urlpopup
Creates a link which will open in a javascript popup within the current page, instead of as a new page.
Usage [urlpopup=Option]value[/urlpopup]
Example Usage [urlpopup=http://thumbs.modthesims2.com/img/1/3/8/4/9/6/MTS_Nysha-1507972-Textures.jpg]Click here![/urlpopup]
Example Output Click here!

Wiki
Use this code to automatically create a link to the wiki article named in the code.
Usage [wiki]value[/wiki]
Example Usage [wiki]Game Help:TS3 CC Basics[/wiki]
Example Output Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki

Youtube Video Embedding
You can embed a youtube video if you know the unique video code. For example, in a URL like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PjBSicSVqI&feature=g-vrec You would take everything after the v= but before the next &, which in this case is "3PjBSicSVqI". Paste this between [youtube] [/youtube] tags and there you go.
Usage [youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube]3PjBSicSVqI[/youtube]
Example Output

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