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  • [B], [I], [U], [S] - Bold, italics, underline, and strike-through

    Makes the wrapped text bold, italic, underlined, or struck-through.
    Example:
    This is [B]bold[/B] text.
    This is [I]italic[/I] text.
    This is [U]underlined[/U] text.
    This is [S]struck-through[/S] text.
    Output:
    This is bold text.
    This is italic text.
    This is underlined text.
    This is struck-through text.
  • [COLOR=color], [FONT=name], [SIZE=size] - Text Color, Font, and Size

    Changes the color, font, or size of the wrapped text.
    Example:
    This is [COLOR=red]red[/COLOR] and [COLOR=#0000cc]blue[/COLOR] text.
    This is [FONT=Courier New]Courier New[/FONT] text.
    This is [SIZE=1]small[/SIZE] and [SIZE=7]big[/SIZE] text.
    Output:
    This is red and blue text.
    This is Courier New text.
    This is small and big text.
  • [URL], [EMAIL] - Linking

    Creates a link using the wrapped text as the target.
    Example:
    [URL]https://www.example.com[/URL]
    [EMAIL]example@example.com[/EMAIL]
    Output:
  • [URL=link], [EMAIL=address] - Linking (Advanced)

    Links the wrapped text to the specified web page or email address.
    Example:
    [URL=https://www.example.com]Go to example.com[/URL]
    [EMAIL=example@example.com]Email me[/EMAIL]
    Output:
  • [USER=ID] - Profile Linking

    Links to a user's profile. This is generally inserted automatically when mentioning a user.
    Example:
    [USER=1]Username[/USER]
    Output:
  • [IMG] - Image

    Display an image, using the wrapped text as the URL.
    Example:
    [IMG]https://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2019/10/macrumors-forums-social.jpg[/IMG]
    Output:
    macrumors-forums-social.jpg
  • [MEDIA=site] - Embedded Media

    Embeds media from approved sites into your message. It is recommended that you use the media button in the editor tool bar.
    Approved sites: Apple Music, Dailymotion, Facebook, Flickr, Giphy, Imgur, Instagram (Legacy), Liveleak, Metacafe, Pinterest, Reddit, SoundCloud, Spotify, Tumblr, Twitch, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube
    Example:
    [MEDIA=youtube]kQ0Eo1UccEE[/MEDIA]
    Output:
    An embedded YouTube player would appear here.
  • [LIST] - Lists

    Displays a bulleted or numbered list.
    Example:
    [LIST]
    [*]Bullet 1
    [*]Bullet 2
    [/LIST]
    [LIST=1]
    [*]Entry 1
    [*]Entry 2
    [/LIST]
    Output:
    • Bullet 1
    • Bullet 2
    1. Entry 1
    2. Entry 2
  • [LEFT], [CENTER], [RIGHT] - Text alignment

    Changes the alignment of the wrapped text.
    Example:
    [LEFT]Left-aligned[/LEFT]
    [CENTER]Center-aligned[/CENTER]
    [RIGHT]Right-aligned[/RIGHT]
    Output:
    Left-aligned​
    Center-aligned​
    Right-aligned​
  • [QUOTE] - Quoted text

    Displays text that has been quoted from another source. You may also attribute the name of the source.
    Example:
    [QUOTE]Quoted text[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=A person]Something they said[/QUOTE]
    Output:
    Quoted text
    A person said:
    Something they said
  • [SPOILER] - Text containing spoilers

    Hides text that may contain spoilers so that it must be clicked by the viewer to be seen.
    Example:
    [SPOILER]Simple spoiler[/SPOILER]
    [SPOILER=Spoiler Title]Spoiler with a title[/SPOILER]
    Output:
    Simple spoiler
    Spoiler with a title
  • [ISPOILER] - Inline text containing spoilers

    Allows you to display text inline among normal content which hides text that may contain spoilers and must be clicked by the viewer to be seen.
    Example:
    You have to click the following [ISPOILER]word[/ISPOILER] to see the content.
    Output:
    You have to click the following word to see the content.
  • [CODE] - Programming code display

    Displays text in one of several programming languages, highlighting the syntax where possible.
    Example:
    General code:
    [CODE]General
    code[/CODE]

    Rich code:
    [CODE=rich][COLOR=red]Rich[/COLOR]
    code[/CODE]

    PHP code:
    [CODE=php]echo $hello . ' world';[/CODE]

    JS code:
    [CODE=javascript]var hello = 'world';[/CODE]
    Output:
    General code:
    Code:
    General
    code

    Rich code:
    Rich (BB code):
    Rich
    code

    PHP code:
    PHP:
    echo $hello . ' world';

    JS code:
    JavaScript:
    var hello = 'world';
  • [ICODE] - Inline programming code display

    Allows you to display code inline among normal post content. Syntax will not be highlighted.
    Example:
    Inline code sections [ICODE]are a convenient way[/ICODE] of displaying code inline.

    Rich formatting within inline code sections [ICODE=rich]is [COLOR=red]also[/COLOR] [U]supported[/U][/ICODE].
    Output:
    Inline code sections are a convenient way of displaying code inline.

    Rich formatting within inline code sections is also supported.
  • [INDENT] - Text indent

    Indents the wrapped text. This can be nested for larger indentings.
    Example:
    Regular text
    [INDENT]Indented text[/INDENT]
    [INDENT=2]More indented[/INDENT]
    Output:
    Regular text
    Indented text​
    More indented​
  • [TABLE] - Tables

    Special markup to display tables in your content.
    Example:
    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TH]Header 1[/TH]
    [TH]Header 2[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Content 1[/TD]
    [TD]Content 2[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    Output:
    Header 1Header 2
    Content 1Content 2
  • [HEADING=level] - Headings levels 1 to 3

    Marks text as a structured heading to facilitate machine readability.
    Example:
    [HEADING=1]Major heading[/HEADING]
    This text comes under a major heading, used to separate the primary sections of an article.

    [HEADING=2]Minor heading[/HEADING]
    When you need to subdivide the primary sections of an article, use a level 2 minor heading.

    [HEADING=3]Subheading[/HEADING]
    If you require additional subdivision, you may drop to level 3.
    Output:

    Major heading​

    This text comes under a major heading, used to separate the primary sections of an article.

    Minor heading​

    When you need to subdivide the primary sections of an article, use a level 2 minor heading.

    Subheading​

    If you require additional subdivision, you may drop to level 3.
  • [PLAIN] - Plain text

    Disables BB code translation on the wrapped text.
    Example:
    [PLAIN]This is not [B]bold[/B] text.[/PLAIN]
    Output:
    This is not [B]bold[/B] text.
  • [ATTACH] - Attachment insertion

    Inserts an attachment at the specified point. If the attachment is an image, a thumbnail or full size version will be inserted. This will generally be inserted by clicking the appropriate button.
    Example:
    Thumbnail: [ATTACH]123[/ATTACH]
    Full size: [ATTACH=full]123[/ATTACH]
    Output:
    The contents of the attachments would appear here.
  • [ATT=option] - Attachment

    The [att=nnn] tag creates a link to an attachment in a previous post, by its attachment number nnn. The text enclosed by the [att] and [/att] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    [att=501616]screenshot[/att]
    Output:
  • [CONTACT] - Contact Form

    The [contact] tag allows you to link to the MacRumors Contact page. The text enclosed by the [contact] and [/contact] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    The [contact]Contact form[/contact] can be used to ask the staff a question.
    Output:
    The Contact form can be used to ask the staff a question.
  • [FAQ] - MacRumors FAQ

    The [faq] tag allows you to link to the MacRumors FAQ. The text enclosed by the [faq] and [/faq] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    You can find more information in the [faq]MacRumors FAQ[/faq].
    Output:
    You can find more information in the MacRumors FAQ.
  • [FORUM=option] - Forum

    The [forum=nnn] tag creates a link to a specific forum or subforum, by its forum number nnn. The text enclosed by the [forum] and [/forum] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    Browse the [forum=68]Picture Gallery[/forum] for the latest pictures.
    Output:
    Browse the Picture Gallery for the latest pictures.
  • [FORUMSFAQ] - Forums FAQ

    The [forumsfaq] tag allows you to link to the Forums FAQ. The text enclosed by the [forumsfaq] and [/forumsfaq] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    The [forumsfaq]Forums FAQ[/forumsfaq] explains how to post.
    Output:
    The Forums FAQ explains how to post.
  • [GALLERY=option] - Gallery embed

    BB code for displaying gallery media items and albums.
    Example:
    [GALLERY=media, X]Gallery BB Code[/GALLERY]
    Output:
    [GALLERY=media, X]Gallery BB Code[/GALLERY]
  • [GUIDE=option] - Mac Guide

    The [guide=xxx] tag creates a link to a specific Mac Guides page, by its page name xxx, with underscores instead of spaces. The text enclosed by the [guide] and [/guide] tags (e.g., the page name) will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    Heed the advice in the "[guide=Keeping_your_Wireless_Network_Secure]Keeping your Wireless Network Secure[/guide]" article.
    Output:
    Heed the advice in the "Keeping your Wireless Network Secure" article.
  • [HELP] - Help Center

    The [help] tag allows you to link to the MacRumors Help Center. The text enclosed by the [help] and [/help] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    You can find more information in the [help]MacRumors Help Center[/help].
    Output:
    You can find more information in the MacRumors Help Center.
  • [MEMBER=option] - Member

    The [member=nnn] tag is the same as the [user=nnn] tag. They each create a link to a forum member's profile by their user number. The text enclosed by the [member] and [/member] tags will usually be the forum member's user name.
    Example:
    User [member=1]arn[/member] founded MacRumors.
    Output:
    User arn founded MacRumors.
  • [MODFAQ] - Moderation FAQ

    The [modfaq] tag allows you to link to the Moderation FAQ. The text enclosed by the [modfaq] and [/modfaq] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    See "How do I report a post?" in the [modfaq]Moderation FAQ[/modfaq].
    Output:
    See "How do I report a post?" in the Moderation FAQ.
  • [MPRULES] - Marketplace Rules

    The [mprules] tag allows you to link to the Marketplace Rules. The text enclosed by the [mprules] and [/mprules] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    Check the [mprules]Marketplace rules[/mprules] for details.
    Output:
    Check the Marketplace rules for details.
  • [POST=option] - Post

    The [post=nnn] tag creates a link to another forum post, by its post number nnn. The text enclosed by the [post] and [/post] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    Read [post=1]the very first post[/post].
    Output:
  • [PRIVACYFAQ] - Moderation Privacy FAQ

    The [privacyfaq] tag allows you to link to the "Is moderation handled privately?" FAQ. The text enclosed by the [privacyfaq] and [/privacyfaq] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    See [privacyfaq]Is moderation handled privately?[/privacyfaq] for information about when and how you can waive your right to moderation privacy.
    Output:
    See Is moderation handled privately? for information about when and how you can waive your right to moderation privacy.
  • [RULES] - Forum Rules

    The [rules] tag allows you to link to the Forum Rules. The text enclosed by the [rules] and [/rules] tags will be the name of the link.
    Example:
    Be sure to read the [rules]forum rules[/rules].
    Output:
    Be sure to read the forum rules.
  • [THREAD=option] - Thread

    The [thread] tag creates a link to a thread by its thread number.
    Example:
    [thread=500]Apple's New Thing (iPod)[/thread]
    Output: