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Bulletin board codes or BBCodes are a way to format posts in SMF and in many other places online. For an explanation of the buttons in the post page, see {{llink|Basic Bulletin Board Codes|text=Basic Bulletin Board Codes}}. This article explains the important concept of nesting.
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Bulletin Board Codes or BBCodes are a way to format posts in SMF and in many other places online. For an explanation of the buttons in the post page, see {{llink|Basic Bulletin Board Codes|text=Basic Bulletin Board Codes}}. This article explains the important concept of nesting.
  
 
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The general format of a BBCode has three parts, an opening tag, the inside content and a closing tag, as shown below:
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The general format of a BBCode has three parts: an opening tag, the inside content and a closing tag, as shown below:
 
{{code|[open]      text inside      [/close]
 
{{code|[open]      text inside      [/close]
 
[b]        bold text        [/b]}}
 
[b]        bold text        [/b]}}
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You can place one BBCode tag inside another as long as ''the child tag is closed before the parent tag''. For example, the correct way to make bold and italic text is:
 
You can place one BBCode tag inside another as long as ''the child tag is closed before the parent tag''. For example, the correct way to make bold and italic text is:
 
{{code|[b][i]bold & italic text[/i][/b]}}
 
{{code|[b][i]bold & italic text[/i][/b]}}
You can also do it this way both are valid ways, just the tags are in reverse order.
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You can also do it in the following way - both are valid, just the tags are in reverse order:
  
 
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This is shown more easily when the tags are indented:{{code|[b]
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The correct method is shown more clearly when the tags are indented:{{code|[b]
 
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         bold & italic text
 
         bold & italic text
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The next example is incorrectly nested, which is easily shown with indented tags:
 
The next example is incorrectly nested, which is easily shown with indented tags:
 
{{code|[b][i]bold & italic text[/b][/i]
 
{{code|[b][i]bold & italic text[/b][/i]
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Bulletin Board Codes or BBCodes are a way to format posts in SMF and in many other places online. For an explanation of the buttons in the post page, see Basic Bulletin Board Codes. This article explains the important concept of nesting.

Nesting BBCodes

The general format of a BBCode has three parts: an opening tag, the inside content and a closing tag, as shown below:

[open]      text inside      [/close]
[b]         bold text        [/b]

Bold and italic text

You can place one BBCode tag inside another as long as the child tag is closed before the parent tag. For example, the correct way to make bold and italic text is:

[b][i]bold & italic text[/i][/b]

You can also do it in the following way - both are valid, just the tags are in reverse order:

[i][b]bold & italic text[/b][/i]
The correct method is shown more clearly when the tags are indented:
[b]
    [i]
        bold & italic text
    [/i]
[/b]

The next example is incorrectly nested, which is easily shown with indented tags:

[b][i]bold & italic text[/b][/i]

[b]
    [i]
        bold & italic text
[/b]
    [/i]

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