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MyCode is used to format posts in MyBB. If you know HTML, MyCode will not be a problem. MyCode is enclosed in square brackets: [ ]

There are several types of MyCode:

  • Those with an opening tag and a closing tag like the bold tag: [b]text[/b]
  • Those with only one tag: [hr]
  • Those with attributes within the tags: [font=Comic Sans MS]This will be in Comic Sans MS[/font]
  • Those that need an opening tag, a closing tag, and tags in the middle (such as in lists)
  • There is Custom MyCode

Contents

This is a quick list of all of the default MyCode. Following this list, there is a more detailed description of each MyCode.

bold [b][/b]
italic [i][/i]
underline [u][/u]
strikethrough [s][/s]
URL [url]http://url.com[/url]
[url=http://url.com]My URL[/url]
email [email][email protected][/email]
[[email protected]]My Email[/email]
quote [quote][/quote]
[quote=Author][/quote]
code [code][/code]
[php][/php]
image [img]http://mysite.com/mypic.jpg[/img]
font color [color=red][/color]
font size [size=3][/size]
font face [font=tahoma][/font]
text alignment [align=center][/align]
listing [list][/list] and [*]

Syntax

[b]TEXT[/b]
[i]TEXT[/i]
[u]TEXT[/i]
[s]TEXT[/i]

Examples

[b]Bold text[/b]
[i]Italicized text[/i]
[u]Underlined text[/u]
[s]Strikethrough text[/s]

Results

Bold text
Italicized text
Underlined text
Strikethrough text

Syntax

[size=SIZE]TEXT[/size]

Examples

[size=xx-small]XX-Small[/size]
[size=x-small]X-Small[/size]
[size=small]Small[/size]
[size=medium]Medium[/size]
[size=large]Large[/size]
[size=x-large]X-Large[/size]
[size=xx-large]XX-Large[/size]

Results
XX-Small
X-Small
Small
Medium
Large
X-Large
XX-Large

Syntax

[font=NAME_OF_FONT]TEXT[/font]

Examples

[font=Tahoma]This is in Tahoma[/font]
[font=Courier]This is in Courier[/font]

Results
This is in Tahoma
This is in Courier

Syntax

[color=THE_COLOR]TEXT[/font]

Examples

[color=red]This is red[/color]
[color=green]This is green[/color]
[color=#0000FF]This is blue, in Hex form[/color]

Results
This is red
This is green
This is blue, in Hex form

Syntax

[align=POSITION]

Examples

[align=left]Left-aligned[/align]
[align=center]Center-aligned[/align]
[align=right]Right-aligned[/align]
[align=justify]Justified[/align]

Results

Left-aligned

Center-aligned

Right-aligned

Justified

(Justified is more noticeable when there are large blocks of text. )

Syntax

[code]CODE HERE[/code]

Examples

[code]<div class="menu">Text Here..             <- Those spaces won't be merged</div>[/code]
[code]<a href="http://domain.com/">Text Here..</a>[/code]

Results
<div class="menu">Text Here..           <- Those spaces won't be merged</div>
<a href="http://domain.com/">Text Here..</a>

Syntax

[php]PHP CODE HERE[/php]

Examples

[php]<?php echo "Hi!"; ?>[/php]
[php]<?php
// Comment
$mybb->user['var'] = "Hi";  ?>[/php]

Results
<?php echo "Hi!"?>
<?php 
// Comment
$mybb->user['var'] = "Hi";  
?>

Syntax

[img]http://example.com/image.gif[/img]
[img=WIDTHxHEIGHT]http://example.com/image.gif[/img]

Examples

[img]http://wiki.mybb.com/images/e/ea/Logo.gif[/img]
[img=100x33]http://wiki.mybb.com/images/e/ea/Logo.gif[/img]

Results
Logo.gif
Logo.gif

Syntax

[attachment=ATTACHMENT_ID]

Examples

[attachment=11776]

Results
[icon] mybb_1403_patches.txt (Size: 2.16 KB / Downloads: 1125)

NOTE: This shortcut only works for attachments that are attached to the post you are writing. It does not allow you to include attachments from other posts.

Syntax

[url]http://example.com[/url]
[url=http://example.com]Title[/url]

Examples

[url]https://community.mybb.com[/url]
[url=https://community.mybb.com]Support Communtiy[/url]

Results
https://community.mybb.com
Support Communtiy

Syntax

[email][email protected][/email]
[[email protected]?subject=work]Link text[/email]

Examples

[email][email protected][/email]
[[email protected]]E-mail Me![/email]
[[email protected]?subject=spam]E-mail with subject 'spam'[/email]

Results
[email protected]
E-mail Me!
E-mail with subject 'spam'

Syntax

[list]
[*]List Item #1
[*]List Item #2
[*]List Item #3
...
[/list]

Examples

To Do:
[list]
[*]Fix the boiler
[*]Buy:
  [list]
  [*]Eggs
  [*]Milk
  [/list]
[*]Call mother
[/list]

(The indentation of the inner list is only for readability, it is not required)

Results
To Do:

  • Fix the boiler
  • Buy:
    • Eggs
    • Milk
  • Call mother

Syntax

[list=1]
[*]List Item #1
[*]List Item #2
[*]List Item #3
...
[/list]

Examples

To Do:
[list=1]
[*]Fix the boiler
[*]Buy eggs & milk
[*]Call mother
[/list]

Results
To Do:

  1. Fix the boiler
  2. Buy eggs & milk
  3. Call mother

Syntax

[list=a]
[*]List Item #1
[*]List Item #2
[*]List Item #3
...
[/list]

Examples

To Do:
[list=a]
[*]Fix the boiler
[*]Buy eggs & milk
[*]Call mother
[/list]

Results
To Do:

a. Fix the boiler
b. Buy eggs & milk
c. Call mother
MyBB Features
Archive Mode - Attachments - Multiquote - MyCode - Polls - Private Messages - Reputation - RSS Syndication - Search Engine Friendly URLs - Smilies - Subscriptions - User Groups - User Referrals - Warning System
This is obviously not the complete feature list. See Features.

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