How to add BBcodes in phpBB

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Steve
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How to add BBcodes in phpBB

Post by Steve » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:55 am

phpBB is a very versatile program allowing you to easily add BBcodes. BBcodes are an HTML tool you can use to perform many functions when creating topics and replies. BBcodes are considered custom codes because they are not part of the original phpBB package.

To add a BBcode you must have administrator privileges.

To begin you must first log in to phpBB. Once you log in, select ACP from the top of the phpBB page.

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After you log in the ACP or Administration Control Panel page appears. The ACP panel is the primary configuration tool for your website.

Select the Posting tab located at the top of the ACP page.

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The posting page opens and displays all the BBcodes you have entered. If you have not created any BBcodes the information area will be blank.

Select Add a new BBcode from the lower right of the BBcode page

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The add a new BBcode page opens.

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This is where you enter your custom BBcode.

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For this example I used the same code shown.

The first window is BBcode usage consisting of three sections. The opening section is the BBcode name enclosed in brackets. The middle section are variables enclosed in braces. Variables can be numbers, HTML variables or text. The closing section is the BBcode name enclosed in brackets with a slash preceding the BBCode name. If you do not format the BBcode usage correctly the code will not work.

The second window is HTML replacement. This is HTML code that uses information from the BBcode usage block to perform a function on your page. Changes to the HTML standard may prevent use of some formatting codes which are now controlled by CSS.

The third window is the Help line. The text you place here appears when you hover, or place your mouse over, the BBcode command at the top of the edit screen.

The last option is Display on posting page. If you check this box, your BBcode name will appear at the top of the edit window. If you do not not check this box the BBcode will function but not appear on the edit window. This is useful if you want to hide a special BBcode.

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