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Silver Salon CODE TAG or UBB Code is a variation on the HTML tags you may already be familiar with. Basically, it allows you to add functionality or style to your message that would normally require HTML. You can use Code Tags even if HTML is not enabled for the forum you are using. You may want to use Code Tags as opposed to HTML, even if HTML is enabled for your forum, because there is less coding required and it is safer to use (incorrect coding syntax will not lead to as many problems).

Current Codes Tags:

Adding Images
Start with How to Post Photos

The basics: to add a graphic within your message, just encase the URL of the graphic image as shown in the following example (Code Tag is in red).

[img]http://www.prime-web.com/Ultimate20/tline.gif[/img]

In the example above, the Code Tag automatically makes the graphic visible in your message. Note: the "http://" part of the URL is REQUIRED for the [img] code. Also note: some Silver Salon Forums may disable the [img] tag support to prevent objectionable images from being viewed.

URL Hyperlinking
NEW! If the Code Tag is enabled in a forum, you no longer need to use the [URL] code to create a hyperlink. Simply type the complete URL in either of the following manners and the hyperlink will be created automatically:
  • http://www.yourURL.com
  • www.yourURL.com Notice that you can either use the complete http:// address or shorten it to the www domain. If the site does not begin with "www", you must use the complete "http://" address. Also, you may use https and ftp URL prefixes in auto-link mode (when Code Tag is ON).

    The old [URL] code will still work, as detailed below. Just encase the link as shown in the following example (Code Tag is in red).

    [url]www.prime-web.com[/url]

    NEW! You can now have true hyperlinks using the [url] code. Just use the following format:

    [url=http://www.yourURL.com]yourURL.com[/url]

    In the examples above, the Code Tag automatically generates a hyperlink to the URL that is encased. It will also ensure that the link is opened in a new window when the user clicks on it. Note that the "http://" part of the URL is completely optional. In the second example above, the URL will hyperlink the text to whatever URL you provide after the equal sign. Also note that you should NOT use quotation marks inside the URL tag.

Email Links
To add a hyperlinked email address within your message, just encase the email address as shown in the following example (Code Tag is in red).

[email]ted@prime-web.com[/email]

In the example above, the Code Tag automatically generates a hyperlink to the email address that is encased.

Bold and Italics
You can make italicized text or make text bold by encasing the applicable sections of your text with either the [b] [/b] or [i] [/i] tags.

Hello, [b]James[/b]
Hello, [i]Mary[/i]
This produces:
Hello, James
Hello, Mary
Bullets/Lists
You can make bulleted lists or ordered lists (by number or letter).

Unordered, bulleted list:

[list]
[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.
[/list]

This produces:

  • This is the first bulleted item.
  • This is the second bulleted item.
Note that you must include a closing [/list] when you end each list.

Making ordered lists is just as easy. Just add either [LIST=A] or [LIST=1]. Typing [List=A] will produce a list from A to Z. Using [List=1] will produce numbered lists.

Here's an example:

[list=A]
[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.
[/list]

This produces:

  1. This is the first bulleted item.
  2. This is the second bulleted item.
Quoting Other Messages
To reference something specific that someone has posted, just cut and paste the applicable verbiage and enclose it as shown below (Code Tag is in red).

[QUOTE]Ask not what your country can do for you....
ask what you can do for your country.[/QUOTE]

In the example above, the Code Tag automatically blockquotes the text you reference.

quote:
Ask not what your country can do for you....
ask what you can do for your country.

Code Tag
Similar to the Quote tage, the Code tag adds some <PRE> tags to preserve formatting. This useful for displaying programming code, for instance.

[CODE]#!/usr/bin/perl
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "Hello World!"; [/CODE]

In the example above, the Code Tag automatically blockquotes the text you reference and preserves the formatting of the coded text.

code:
#!/usr/bin/perl
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "Hello World!";



Of Note
You must not use both HTML and Code Tag to do the same function. Also note that the Code Tag is not case-sensitive (thus, you could use [URL] or [url])
.

Incorrect Code Tag Usage:

[url] www.prime-web.com [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to. [email]ted@prime-web.com[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])


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