Editing your SMF 2.0 Bulletin Board Code settings

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 postsEnables the use of a few HTML tags
    Automatically link posted URLsAutomatically 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.

    bbold text
    bdobi-directional override
    blueblue text
    brline break
    codecode output
    colorcolor text
    flashembed flash object
    fontset font
    glowproduces glow effect on text
    greengreen text
    hrhorizontal rule
    iurlmakes link that opens in the same window
    leftleft align
    listinserts item in a list
    ltrsets text direction left to right
    movemarquee effect
    nobbcturns off BBCode
    prepreformatted text
    quoteformats text as a quote
    rightright alignment
    rtlsets text direction from right to left
    shadowcreates shadow effect on text
    sizeset text size
    tableused to create tables
    timedisplays time
    trtable row tag
    urlmakes 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.

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