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What is BBCode and how do I use it?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Sellers' started by I know SEO, Sep 11, 2017.

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  1. I know SEO

    I know SEO BHW Support Moderator Jr. VIP

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    As you spend more time on BHW, you will encounter BBCode. For example, if you try to update your sales thread, we will ask you edit your BBCode and send it to us. This guide should help you get through this process quickly.

    What is BBCode?
    BBCode is a simple markup language similar to HTML. It's designed to let forum users quickly format content in almost anyway they wish.

    If you are already familiar with HTML, you should have no issues using BBCode, however if you have no experience of anything like this, BHW's what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) editor will come in handy.

    How do I create my BBCode?
    BHW's WYSIWYG editor will handle most of this for you. This is the WYSIWYG bar available on the forum, highlighted below with the red arrow.


    When you're done creating your thread, you can check it out using the "preview" button under the text box.


    This will show you exactly how your message will appear when you post your reply or thread before you actually do it, allowing you to check your work before sending any BBCode to a moderator.

    How do I get BBCode from my live thread?
    If you already have a live thread, you may find it's quicker and easier to get the BBCode from your existing thread and edit it rather than start again. There is an easy way to do this.

    1. Go to your live thread and press the "reply" button in the bottom right of the original post, next to the "+Quote" button.
    2. Go to the quick reply box at the bottom of the thread.
    3. Go to the top and bottom of the quoted message and remove the quote tags at the beginning and end of the reply.
    4. Press the spanner icon in the top right of your WYSIWYG Editor.​

    5. What you now see is your BBCode. You can edit it here and use the preview button to see how it will look.​

    Once I have completed my edited post, how do I access the BBCode?
    When you have completely finished any edits you wish to do, please go to the top right of the WYSIWYG toolbar and press this icon again.[​IMG]

    Your screen will change and it will look like this, don't panic.


    This is your BBCode, this is what Moderators need to update your threads.

    I have my BBCode, now what?
    Once you have made the changes you want, copy the BBCode to your clipboard and head to PasteBin.com. Pastebin allows us to share plain text, if you simply send us the BBCode in a PM or forum post the forum will render the code and we will be unable to use it.

    Paste your BBCode into the text box under "New Paste", the rest of the settings underneath do not really matter. Just give it a title and press "Create New Paste".


    You may be asked to complete a CAPTCHA but that's not a big deal. When this is done you will be taken to a page like this.


    Your BBCode is now on PasteBin, copy the URL of the page. It should look like this:

    Once this is done, send the URL to the Moderator who requested your BBCode and they will handle the rest.

    This is too long for me to read, is there a video version?

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