When setting up your site, you have a lot of control over what tags and codes you allow your members to use. You may want to allow them to use BBC, also known as Bulletin Board Code. Additionally, you may or may not want them to use HTML in their posts. This can be for design reasons, or to keep users from abusing the code. Whatever you decide, the steps below will guide you in how to set them in your SMF 2.0 website.

How to edit Bulletin board Code settings

  1. Log into your SMF admin dashboard.
  2. From the entry page, click Admin from the upper menu. This will reveal a second menu just underneath the first. Hover over Forum and click on Posts and Topics from the popup submenu.
  3. This brings you to the Posts and Topics screen. From the page menu, click on the Bulletin Board Code option.
  4. You are now on the Bulletin Board Code Settings page. From here you will be able to configure your desired BBCode settings.
    list of bulletin board code settings
    Enable bulletin board code (BBC) Enable the ability to use BBCode in posts.
    Enable basic HTML code in posts Enables the use of a few HTML tags
    Automatically link posted URLs Automatically creates links for URLS in posts.

    At the bottom of the page is a list of the BBCode tags that are allowed. You can enable or disable each tag individually.

    abbr abbreviation
    acronym acronym
    b bold text
    bdo bi-directional override
    blue blue text
    br line break
    code code output
    color color text
    flash embed flash object
    font set font
    glow produces glow effect on text
    green green text
    hr horizontal rule
    i italics
    iurl makes link that opens in the same window
    left left align
    list inserts item in a list
    ltr sets text direction left to right
    move marquee effect
    nobbc turns off BBCode
    pre preformatted text
    quote formats text as a quote
    right right alignment
    rtl sets text direction from right to left
    shadow creates shadow effect on text
    size set text size
    sup superscript
    table used to create tables
    time displays time
    tr table row tag
    u underline
    url makes links that open in a new window
  5. Once you have made adjustments to the settings, click the Save button at the bottom to save your configuration.
Continued Education in Course 102: Managing your Forums in SMF 2.0
You are viewing Section 5: Editing your SMF 2.0 Bulletin Board Code settings
Section 4: How to modify your SMF 2.0 Topic settings
Section 6: How to configure your SMF 2.0 censored words list
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