Guide to BBCode Commands

Using BBCode to format your text

This guide contains a list of all the BBCodes available with an example of what it does. The BBCode can be used to make the structure of the article your own. When done right this can improve readability and your article will look much better!  

How to use BBCode tags

A BBCode tag is a code between square brackets (for example, [b]). The code, b in this case, determines the effect of the tag - making the text bold. The tag's effect is applied to anything in between two tags with the same code.   Most tags have an opening and a closing variant. The closing variant always has a forward slash ( / ) right after the opening bracket ( [ ). Make sure to always close all the tags you open as it can be very problematic if you do not. Often this will cause the entire view to be broken.   There are some tags that don't need closing, such as for paragraph breaks or media embeds. Just look at the example provided for each tag to see if there's a closing tag.   Additionally, some BBCode tags have options which are separated with a colon ( : ) from the tag name. Multiple options are usualy separated with the pipe character ( | ).  

List of BBCode tags

The following list has all BBCode tags available to free accounts, organized by type. They contain an example and a short explanation when needed.   If you are a Guild Member (that is, you have a paid subscription), don't forget to look at the Guild BBCode list too:
Guide to Guild BBCode Commands
Generic article | Aug 15, 2021
 

Basic formatting tags

Headers

You can go down to four levels of headings. This is how they look:
Code:
[h1]H1 Example[/h1]
Result:

H1 Example



[h2]H2 Example[/h2]

H2 Example



[h3]H3 Example[/h3]

H3 Example



[h4]H4 Example[/h4]
H4 Example
 

Font Effects

You can use the usual font effects as in any other text processor.
Code:
[b]Text using bold[/b]
  [i]Text using italics[/i]
  [u]Text using underline[/u]
  [s]Text using strikethrough[/s]
  This [redacted:4] is redacted
  [small]This is smaller[/small]
  This is [sup]superscript[/sup]
  This is [sub]subscript[/sub]
  Now I can display [noparse][b]BBCode tags[/b] with the noparse tags.[/noparse]
  [dc]T[/dc]his is a fancy drop cap to put in the first line of your article. Looks better with a longer paragraph!
Result:   Text using bold   Text using italics   Text using underline   Text using strikethrough   This ████ is redacted   This is smaller   This is superscript   This is subscript   Now I can display [b]BBCode tags[/b] with the noparse tags.   This is a fancy drop cap to put in the first line of your article. Looks better with a longer paragraph!

Notes
  • The [redacted] generates a number of "redacted squares" (█) equal to the number you input inside the tag. You don't need to close this tag.
  • The [noparse] tags tell the system to treat BBCode tags as regular text. Any BBCode tags between the noparse tag will not have any effect and will be displayed in presentation view.
 

Layout Boxes

These tags wrap text in different kinds of containers with a special layout.
Code:
[quote]This is a quote.|Author[/quote]
Result:
This is a quote.
— Author
 
[spoiler]This content is hidden (but it can be revealed with a button)|Button label (optional)[/spoiler]
Button label (optional)
This content is hidden (but it can be revealed with a button)
 
[aloud]This text is to be read aloud[/aloud]
This text is to be read aloud
 
[code]This text looks like code[/code]
This text looks like code
 

Tooltips

[tooltip:This text will appear when you mouse over the text]Mouse over this to see the tooltip[/tooltip]
Mouse over this to see the tooltip
 

Paragraphs & Separators

Use these tags to tweak how paragraphs are separated.
Code:
This is paragraph one.
  This is paragraph two. Adding a completly empty line (even without spaces!) will create a paragraph separator.
Result:
This is paragraph one.   This is paragraph two. Adding a completly empty line (NO spaces!) will create a paragraph separator.
 
This is paragraph one.
[br]
[br]
This is paragraph two. Each "br" is a line break, so this has a wider separation than usual.
This is paragraph one.


This is paragraph two. Each "br" is a line break, so this has a wider separation than usual.
 
This is paragraph one.
[hr]
This is paragraph two, with a clear visual separation.
This is paragraph one.
This is paragraph two, with a clear visual separation.
 
[in]It is possible to create an indented paragraph. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum.[/in]
Any text after it will be moved to the next line.
It is possible to create an indented paragraph. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum.
Any text after it will be moved to the next line.
 

Text alignment

Use these tags to choose where the text is aligned.
Code:
[left]This text is aligned to the left (default alignment)[/left]   [center]This text is in the center[/center]   [right]This text is in the right[/right]   [justify]This text is justified on both sides. This visually works best with paragraphs of text and can look fantastic when formatted into columns as demonstrated further on in this guide. Putting justify BBCode around a body of text will automatically stretch the spacing out to fill a space rather than have the edges of a paragraph at different lengths.[/justify]   [concol]This text is in the center with wide margins. This also works best with paragraphs or texts so you can better see the margins[/concol]           [rtl]This text is aligned to be read from right to left. Useful for languages with this writing direction.[/rtl]
Result:
This text is aligned to the left (default alignment)

 
This text is in the center
 
This text is in the right
 
This text is justified on both sides. This visually works best with paragraphs of text and can look fantastic when formatted into columns as demonstrated further on in this guide. Putting justify BBCode around a body of text will automatically stretch the spacing out to fill a space rather than have the edges of a paragraph at different lengths.
 
This text is in the center with wide margins. This also works best with paragraphs or texts so you can better see the margins
  This doesn't work with English, but it's very handy for right-to-left writing systems.
 

Lists

Lists can be either unordered with bullet-point items, or ordered for a numbered list.
Lists are placed between [ul] [/ul] tags for unoredered lists. Use [ol] [/ol] instead for numbered lists. Each list item inside this tags goes in between [li] [/li] tags.    
Code:
[ul]
[li]Item 1[/li]
[li]Item 2[/li]
[/ul]
Result:
  • Item 1
  • Item 2


Code:
[ol]
[li]Item 1[/li]
[li]Item 2[/li]
[/ol]
Result:
  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
  You can also nest a list inside another list, both with unordered and ordered lists:
Code:
[ul]
[li]Item 1
[ol]
[li]Sub-item 1[/li]
[li]Sub-item 2[/li]
[/ol]
[/li]
[li]Item 2[/li]
[/ul]
Result:
  • Item 1
    1. Sub-item 1
    2. Sub-item 2
  • Item 2
Notice how you put the nested list inside the [li] [/li] tags of the item you want the list to be nested under.   For a few quick lists you can use a simplyfied syntax. In order for these to work the hypen has to be at the beginning of the line. Any other character will break it.   You can surround the list items with [ol][/ol] to get an ordered list instead of bullet points.
Code:
- Item 1
- Item 2
-- Item 2.1
-- Item 2.2
- Item 3
Result:
  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 2.1
  • Item 2.2
  • Item 3
  •  

    Checkboxes

    You can use a number of tags to create checkbox icons. Note that, while they are useful to create checklists, they aren't technically considered as such, so you will still need to use line breaks to separate them (or put them inside a regular list).
    Code:
    [] Empty
    [c] Checked
    [r] Right chevron
    [l] Left chevron
    [x] Failed
    [+] Plus
    [-] Minus
    Result:
    Empty
    Checked
    Right chevron
    Left chevron
    Failed
    Plus
    Minus
     

    RPG Icons

    These BBCode tags can be used to display RPG system specific icons in articles to enrich session reports or skill descriptions.
    Pathfinder Action Icons
    Code:
    [pf:1a]
    [pf:2a]
    [pf:3a]
    [pf:ra]
    [pf:fa]
    [pf:pa]
    Result:






    Genesys Dice Symbols
    [genesysdice:setback]
    [genesysdice:boost]
    [genesysdice:difficulty]
    [genesysdice:ability]
    [genesysdice:challenge]
    [genesysdice:proficiency]
    [genesysdice:advantage]
    [genesysdice:threat]
    [genesysdice:failure]
    [genesysdice:success]
    [genesysdice:triumph]
    [genesysdice:despair]
    b
    b
    d
    d
    c
    c
    a
    h
    f
    s
    t
    d
      There are different ways of linking in World Anvil, depending on the kind of content you're linking to:
    Article links
    Code:
    [Guide to BBCode Commands]
    To generate a link to another article within your world, type the @ character and start typing the article name. Then, choose from the drop-down. Take a look at the Guide to Linking and the Mention System for more information.  
    World links
    Code:
    [world:7c0fec4d-9436-4325-90f5-cdbfdd3932b6]

    To get the world ID, use the World Widgets panel in the world configuration page.  
    External links
    Code:
    [url:https://blog.worldanvil.com]World Anvil Blog[/url]
    Whatever you write in between the tags will be displayed on the article. Clicking it will take you to the URL you entered in the opening tag. There are two options which can be used with the url BBCode.
    Code:
    [url:https://blog.worldanvil.com|tab]World Anvil Blog (Opens in new tab)[/url]
     
    Code:
    [url:https://blog.worldanvil.com|parent]World Anvil Blog (Opens in parent frame)[/url]
     
     

    Key-Values

    Key-Values can be used to create a custom definitions list. Some usecases might be to list the scientific classifications of a species, or a stats or equipment list for a Character article. This format is the same as many of the pre-defined Sidebar fields in several templates.   Examples:
    Genus
    Homo
    STR
    16
     
    Code:
    --The Key::The Value--
    Result:
    The Key
    The Value
     

    Media and widgets

    This section deals with all sorts of embedding, from images to licenses and world content.  

    Pin icons

    You can use BBCode to embed any pin icon that can be used in a map. You can see all pins and copy their codes by pressing Alt+Enter while editing a map.
    Code:
    [pin:flat_black_alchemist]
    Result:
     

    Tables of contents

    Uses these tags to generate automatic tables of contents on different levels.
    Code:
    [toc]
    Result:


      You can automatically generate the path to that article using the article's category organization.
    Code:
    [breadcrumb]
    Result:
     

    Lists of tagged articles

    You can generate automatic lists of all articles with a specific tag using the [tagged:TAG|TYPE|TITLE] BBCode. Each of the parts in UPPERCASE is a different parameter you can set:  

    Article blocks

    Instead of the regular linking methods explained above, you can also embed an article with better formatting:

    The ID is the same ID you use to link to the article using the regular mention linking system. For more information, take a look at the Articleblocks guide.
     

    Categories

    There are four options to embed or link to categories:
    Code:
    [category:6fba5523-5ebd-49c8-b659-81e3d7352f6a]


    Code:
    [category:6fba5523-5ebd-49c8-b659-81e3d7352f6a]Custom title[/category]
    Result:
    Custom title


    Code:
    [toc:6fba5523-5ebd-49c8-b659-81e3d7352f6a]
    Result:
    Code:
    [toc:6fba5523-5ebd-49c8-b659-81e3d7352f6a|horizontal]
    Result:


    Code:
    [book:6fba5523-5ebd-49c8-b659-81e3d7352f6a]

    All of these tags can be copied from the settings page of the category you want to link to.
     

    Maps

    Use these tags to embed maps into your articles.
    [map:d359e84b-f549-4fd4-8999-a8566e491c41|737|460|200]
    The first two numbers after the ID (737 and 460) are the X and Y coordinates of the default center point for this embed. The third number (200) is the zoom level.
    These three numbers are optional, so you can also embed a map without them, as such:
    [map:d359e84b-f549-4fd4-8999-a8566e491c41]
    Map Features Showcase
    Check out the Guide to Maps for more information on maps.
     

    RPG blocks

    If you're using RPG features, use these tags to embed RPG blocks in your articles:
    Code:
    [blocklink:84]
    Result:
    Grappler


    [block:84]

    For some character sheets, you can also add tracking or badge as parameters (of example, [block:id|tracking] or [block:id|badge]. A badge sheet contains a summary of the most important character stats. The tracking sheet lets you (or anyone with access to the article) to edit the sheet from presentation mode.

    Grappler

    Strength 13 or higher

    You’ve developed the skills necessary to hold your own in close--quarters Grappling. You gain the following benefits:  

  • You have advantage on Attack rolls against a creature you are Grappling.
  • You can use your action to try to pin a creature Grappled by you. To do so, make another grapple check. If you succeed, you and the creature are both Restrained until the grapple ends.
  •   Check out the Guide to Blocks for more information.
     

    Timelines

    Use these tags to embed timelines and historical events:
    Code:
    [timeline:a49239bc-b632-4a22-97c7-1e2cadee8b57]Check out this timeline![/timeline]


    [history:7f2ff33c-ea09-4a68-abec-c0f5d1f792e2]And also this historical event![/history]
    Check out the Guide to Timelines for more information.
     

    Dice roller

    Use this to embed a virtual dice roller anywhere:
    Code:
    [roll:1d6+4]
    Result:
    1d6+4
    This tag accepts the several dice roller expressions. Check out the BBcode: Dice Roller page for more information.
     

    Follow button

    Use this to add a button anywhere that, when clicked, will make the user follow your world:
    Code:
    [follow:7c0fec4d-9436-4325-90f5-cdbfdd3932b6]
    Result:
    The number after follow is the world's unqiue identifier. To get it, use the World Widgets panel in the world configuration page.
     

    World meta

    If you have used the world meta feature (accessible from the world dashboard) you can use the [worldmeta] tag to embed sections of it, using this syntax:  
    [worldmeta:ID|SECTION]
      The ID is the world id (you can get it in the World Widgets panel of the configuration page). SECTION can be imagery, music, literature, or otherinspiration to embed any of these sections.  

    Current date

    You can embed the current world date anywhere on your world using the following tags. The current date is set from the world configuration, Date & Time tab. You can copy the current date widget code from the same page, in the World widgets right panel.
    Code:
    [currentdate:7c0fec4d-9436-4325-90f5-cdbfdd3932b6]
    Result:
    (this is the default "current display date"; not available in the Codex)


    [currentdate:7c0fec4d-9436-4325-90f5-cdbfdd3932b6|full]
    2021-6-10


    [currentdate:7c0fec4d-9436-4325-90f5-cdbfdd3932b6|year]
    2021
     

    Creative Commons Licenses

    There is a set of BBCode tags that generate the different Creative Commons license icons:
    Code:
    [licence:cc-by]
    Result:


    [licence:cc-by-sa]


    [licence:cc-by-nd]


    [licence:cc-by-nc]


    [licence:cc-by-nc-sa]


    [licence:cc-by-nc-nd]


    More information on what these license mean can be found in the Creative Commons Foundation web site.
    Tip: If you are a guild member and want to license your world with a CC licence, you can put it in the copyright footer (in the Guide to World Configuration). Whatever licence you put in this field, it will be displayed at the bottom of all pages in your world.  

    Images

    Use the Images & Files page to get the code for an image:
    Code:
    [img:8082]
    Result:
    PlaceholderInline


    [imgblock:222269]

    This tag adds the image with its name, credit, and description in a formatted block.
    Both tags have options to tweak different settings such as size, alignment, and background color. Check the guide to images for more information:
    Guide to Images
    Generic article | May 5, 2021

    All about images and how to use them on World Anvil.

    Dimitris Announcement Chibi small
    Chibi Dimitris has something to tell you!
      Important! Always credit the artist of the images you use, even if you are the artist! Articles with uncredited art will not be featured and is not elegible to win challenges and competitions.  

    User tags

    You can easily link to World Anvil user profiles or even display a small panel with the user's basic profile.
    Code:
    [user:Ondo]
    Result:
    Ondo


    [usercard:ondo]

    Sage Ondo

       
    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.

     
     

    Embedding media players

    World Anvil allows embeds from several external websites: Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, LibSyn, BandCamp, PodBean, Kuula, and Discord.
    Code
    [spotify:spotify:track:1TfpkyDqRkZj2bVHlG22e0]
    [spotify:spotify:playlist:1TfpkyDqRkZj2bVHlG22e0]
    Result:

    [youtube:https://youtube.com/watch?v=Qo-tJIRkeHI]

    [soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/lanuem-amero/beyond-the-probable]

    [libsyn:15062627]

    [bandcamp:2027891814]

    [podbean:https://www.podbean.com/media/player/ja3xg-95d3b74-dir]

    [anchorfm:https://anchor.fm/projectshadow/embed/episodes/World-Building-with-Wonderdraft-and-World-Anvil-e52gi6/a-alf678]

    [sketchfab:643dba89571f44f59ca2d49d09ab96a1]
    A 3D preview of the embedded SketchFab page would appear here, but it has been removed to prevent long pageload times.

    [kuula:7ktnS]
    Check the Guide to Embedding 360º Images for more information
    A 3D preview of the embedded SketchFab page would appear here, but it has been removed to prevent long pageload times.

    [discord:348060277989965844]
    Read Embedding the Discord Widget for more information
     

    Advanced formatting

    Anchors

    You can use anchors to link to specific parts of an article; usually a header, but you can place an anchor anywhere on an article.
    Header anchors
    Code:
    [h3|anchor-example]Anchor example[/h3]
    Result:

    Anchor example

    You can add an anchor to all header types, not just H3.
    Non-header anchors
    Code:
    [anchor|not-a-header]
    Result:
    (it's invisible, but it's here!)
    Linking to anchors
    Header and non-header anchors work the same:
    Code:
    [url:#anchor-example]Header anchor example[/url]
    [url:#not-a-header]Non-header anchor example[/url]

    If you want to link to an anchor from a different article, you need the full article URL. For example, [url:https://www.worldanvil.com/w/WorldAnvilCodex/a/bbcode#anchor-example]Link to external anchor[/url] (note the last part of the URL, which is the anchor name with the # character).
     

    Tables

    World Anvil has three kinds of tables. Block tables are explained in the Guide to Blocks, and interactive tables (Guild-only) are explained in the Guide to Tables. This explains the third kind, BBCode tables.
    Code:
    [table]
    [tr]
    [th:20]Name[/th]
    [th:40]Description[/th]
    [th:20]Damage[/th]
    [th:20]Notes[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td:20]Longsword[/td]
    [td:40]Big Pointy Stick[/td]
    [td:20][roll:1d8][/td]
    [td:20]Sharp[/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
    Result:
    Name Description Damage Notes
    Longsword Big Pointy Stick 1d8 Sharp
    The whole table needs to be between [table] [/table] tags. Additionally, each row individually is between [tr] [/tr] tags, and the cells are set from left to right (that is, the top-most cell you write is the left one).   There are two cell types: Cells in [th] [/th] are header cells and have a highlighted style. Cells in [td] [/td] are regular cells. Both kinds of cells accept a number in the opening tag (as in the example), which is a percentage to set their width.   It's recommended to use a BBCode table generator, such as this one, to create BBcode tables.
     

    Columns

    Use columns to divide your text in two (or more) parallel sections.
    Code:
    [row]
    [col]This is the left column.[/col]
    [col]And this is the right column![/col]
    [/row]
    Result:
    This is the left column.
    And this is the right column!


    [row]
    [col3]This is the left column.[/col3]
    [col3]This is the middle column.[/col3]
    [col3]And this is the right column![/col3]
    [/row]
    This is the left column.
    This is the middle column.
    And this is the right column!
      You can put rows inside rows to get, for example, four columns. Always remember to add the [row] [/row] tags to avoid formatting issues in your articles!
     

    Guild Features

    This feature is available to all guild members.
    If you are a Guild Member, you have all these BBCode tags at your disposal plus the ones in this other list:  
    Guide to Guild BBCode Commands
    Generic article | Aug 15, 2021
    Check this video for a quick and basic introduction to the World Anvil BBCode system:

    Contents

     

    Tips & Tricks

    • The BBCode Reference panel is available to the side of all articles for easy access and has a list of useful examples.
    • You can use BBCode in the sidebar panel content, footnotes and even in your own notes in worldanvil!
    • It's important to consider visual hierarchy in your articles, so try and make the things you want people to look at first bigger and bolder.
    • Most resources created in WorldAnvil can be added to an article with a BBCode. You can always copy these codes where you created these resources.
    • If you need further help with formatting, hop on the WorldAnvil discord and ask an in the help channel for assistance!

    Other guides

    BBcode: Dice Roller
    Generic article | May 28, 2021

    Adding dice rollers to pages and statblocks!

    Guide to Images
    Generic article | May 5, 2021

    All about images and how to use them on World Anvil.

    Guide to Embedding 360º Images
    Generic article | May 5, 2021
    Guide to Variables
    Technology / Science | Jun 29, 2021

    An in depth overview of the variable feature and its use cases.

     

    Community YouTube tutorial

    You can also check this unofficial tutorial by Garrett Lewis:   And this quick BBCode reference by SoulLink:
    BBCode Reference
    Document | Sep 15, 2021

    A World Anvil BBCode Reference, for quick lookup.


    Articles under Guide to BBCode Commands


    Comments

    Please Login in order to comment!
    28 Mar, 2018 18:26

    could you possibly explain, how to add images into an article? as in directly within the area, where text is normally contained. I would be very appreciative, as I am a visual artist before a writer, and feel that diagrams explain the natural laws in my universe, in a much more concise, and easily understandable manner, than a wall of text. thank you, for listening to my request.

    28 Mar, 2018 18:50

    Sure thing! I'll add this to the guide (it's in need of some TLC), but a quick answer for you - go to your world's image library https://www.worldanvil.com/world/image/list and upload an image. In the top corner it should provide you with a BBCode link such as

    seventomesbadge.png
    by xanthussmarduk
    - you can place it just like that anywhere in your article and it will show up.   Feel free to leave a comment or send me a message if you have any other questions! :D


    Check out my worldbuilding in the dark fantasy world of Melior
    28 Mar, 2018 19:53

    Thanks so much TJ! I've got it to work. :)   Now I just need to play with it enough to get the hang of using it alongside formatting. trial and error time!

    20 May, 2018 03:07

    Is there currently a way for me to add links to my other articles? For example I write about a certain race within the article about their empire, is it possible to have it so the reader can click the race name and be redirected to the article about that race?

    21 May, 2018 17:40

    Yep! Just go to your articles list and click the clipboard icon to add the BBCode to your clipboard, then just paste it into your article to add a link :D alternatively you can find this code for any article when you go to edit that article - it will be listed in the side near the bbcode reference button


    Check out my worldbuilding in the dark fantasy world of Melior
    15 Oct, 2018 12:17

    Is there a way to format content as a table? For example, I want a look up table from a distance to a number (e.g. 8000 is 40, 7000 is 45, 6000 is 50)

    xtraNerdy
    Kanga LaRue
    24 Oct, 2018 22:10

    You can use rpg blocks! 1. Make a new rpg block, use the generic, table type. 2. Give the table a name 3. Put in the content > format like this: Heading1 | Heading2 | Heading1 | etc... Data 1 | Data 2 | Data 3 | ... Data 4 | Data 5 | Data 6 | ... 4. Save it. 5. Use it in articles with bbcode given on the block's page

    26 Jan, 2019 06:15

    This page is extremely valuable and useful, thank you for composing it! *re-adds the page to her World Building Bookmarks*

    Lyraine, Consumer of Lore, She/Her, primary project: Corive
    19 Aug, 2019 15:03

    I attempted to use the "Coloured Text" (e.g. [color:red]) BBCode tag and the page seems to ignore it, continuing to display the text in the base format. Am I neglecting to do something? The other BBCode tags I've tried work great!

    25 Sep, 2019 14:41

    Sections, Color, and Icons are all listed under guild(grandmaster) features. That means anyone with a rank underneath that will be unable to use them.

    Give me a visit at my current project(s): Aesontis
    10 Nov, 2019 20:47

    I think this BBCode table generator is very good, :) https://theenemy.dk/table/

    19 Dec, 2019 22:58

    I wonder if an update messed up some of this page? Several, more than half I think, of the code/example pairs don't show code, but instead show the example twice. I also found a few sections where it was obvious you were trying to show code but it's missing. I also see some headers that end in "Using" like "blah blah Using" where obviously that shouldn't be the end of the header. Perhaps this should be a candidate for a decent edit?

    30 Dec, 2019 09:27

    Oops. My examples were {center}Center{/center} and {center}Your text.{/center}

    25 Mar, 2020 23:47

    There is bb code listed here to make text small, but after exploring my options and trying various options, I can't find anything that works to make text large. Will I need to use custom css? I'm rusty, but capable. If there's simple bb code that works, I'd prefer that. I tried using header types as substitutes but I don't like them for the main text block.

    6 Apr, 2020 08:57

    Hi, is it possible to anchor to a header on another article?

    28 Jul, 2020 06:28

    I want to second this; I would love to be able to link to specific sections of my more lengthy articles, but I don't think the current anchor system allows for it.

    20 Apr, 2020 18:30

    Does anyone know of an online BBCode editor that will generate a table of contents with nested anchor links to all the headers in the article?   Please add this feature.

    25 Apr, 2020 15:19

    https://www.worldanvil.com/w/la-costa-de-la-espada-elmazmorro/a/enanos-article

    18 May, 2020 04:54

    There is a Note in the Contents sidebar that contains a reference to the BBCode for a URL, it's listed as url= when I believe it should be url:.

    18 May, 2020 09:06

    Both = and : work with the url tag!

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    19 May, 2020 05:59

    Good to know, thanks!

    5 Aug, 2020 06:41

    Minor correction to the [color:#0000FF90]This is blue with 90% opacity![/color] explanation: It's not 90% opacity since the color is in hexadecimal format. 0x90 is equivalent to 144, so 0x90/0xff = 144/255 ~= 0.56. So rather than 90% opacity, it's actually about 56% opacity. If the color were expressed as rgba(0,0,255,.9), then it'd be 90% opacity.

    6 Aug, 2020 11:01

    Thanks for the correction!

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    6 Aug, 2020 14:49

    Hopefully I wasn't being too pedantic; it really is just a minor thing.

    6 Aug, 2020 23:38

    Of course not, keep them coming! I haven't added the full explanation because I think it's not the space for it, but it was an error, so it had to be corrected. Feel free to give any more feedback!

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    8 Sep, 2020 20:33

    Whenever I attempt to call a tag with BBcode it doesn't seem to recognize the tag and I can't figure out why. I'm using the exact same BBcode as shown in this article.

    9 Sep, 2020 17:48

    Hi! Do you mean that the tag is displayed in the article when you view it? This might be because you are using the WYSIWYG editor. To switch to a code editor, click the ">_" button in the toolbar. If you want to switch to code permanently, I recommend to choose Euclid as the editor in your interface settings.

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    20 Sep, 2020 18:49

    Are email links allowed? I can't seem to get them to work. Example: [[email protected]]send email[/email]

    20 Sep, 2020 19:00

    Hi! This tag does not exist, so it won't work unfortunately. It might work if you use [noparse]send email instead, but I'm not sure. Either way, you can always just paste the email address.

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    20 Sep, 2020 22:31

    I couldn't get that to work. Thank you anyway!!

    21 Sep, 2020 10:47

    Sorry, I missed a tag in my reply. I meant: [url=mailto:[email protected]]send email[/url].

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    3 Nov, 2020 18:44

    I have a question on tables within the articles and how to format them for rows spanning columns and for columns spanning rows. I've tried a few variations of the standard html "rowspan" and "colspan" tags, but those are not working. How would I get a row to span multiple columns (and a column to span multiple rows)?

    4 Nov, 2020 09:51

    Hi! Unfortunately our BBCode system doesn't support colspan/rowspan tags. Feel free to submit a feature request, though. You can access the feature request system from the help page (you'll need a separate account, because it uses a third-party service called Jira).

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    31 Jan, 2021 20:03

    Did the guild features like color and icons move to a different page? I can't seem to find them on this page anymore.

    1 Feb, 2021 12:15

    Hi! We're in the process of restructuring the bbcode guides. The content was removed from this one because it will be moved to a separate guide. For now, I've restored the guild contents while we work on the new guide. Sorry about that!

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    1 Feb, 2021 21:46

    No worries! Thanks!

    13 Feb, 2021 06:22

    Why when I copy and paste the bbcode for my calendar does it turn out blank white?

    13 Feb, 2021 19:09

    Hi! I don't understand what you mean. Could you elaborate? Thank you!

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    14 Feb, 2021 06:07

    https://gyazo.com/a980b86983bcc658b5aa93f3c330a351 https://gyazo.com/5b034daf629fae82370a25ecee75a35f https://gyazo.com/0e4aadca4dc7f8757a4f42b83b24bb97

    14 Feb, 2021 18:15

    I see what you mean! Calendars are working for me, so assuming that you created weekdays to fill the calendar, it's probably a bug. Calendars are currently developed by Ademal, so the bug-tracking system is different. You can use [url:https://trello.com/c/6dk57D4M/27-comment-feedback-bugs-here]this Trello board[/utl] to report the bug. Thank you!

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    15 Feb, 2021 08:36

    Thank you! I signed up and left a message!

    26 Mar, 2021 05:03

    This may seem like a stupid question. How do you add the footer widgets to your articles? I can't find any documentation in your articles on adding the "like" and "add to reading list" buttons.

    26 Mar, 2021 13:01

    Hi! No such thing as a stupid question! :) These buttons appear automatically on all of your articles, but they're only visible to your logged-in readers.

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    27 Mar, 2021 03:13

    *Me keeping this tab open 100% of the time so I can always just scroll and find what I need*

    Made by the goblins that run Christian's D&D Games.
    16 Jul, 2021 17:24

    I'm sorry if this is answered elsewhere, but is there a way to integrate spreadsheet calculations into a table?   Here's specifically what I want to do [and can do in a Wordperfect X6 spreadsheet], 2 related things: 1: I want a "generic item" whose stats are the average of the others on the list. the spreadsheet code I use is like this +AVE(B3:B53)   2: for incomplete Items I want the values in the public side of the table to either be the entered value or, if absent, the value of the generic value (the average of the entered values on the table)   The purpose of this is both to make quick items by only listing the outlying stats, and to help in my project which is making Final Fantasy's stats work on tabletop when not all games had all stats (like accuracy, or evasion)   Here's a table for reference  

      Thanks in advance!

    16 Jul, 2021 17:31

    A more general example of what I'm trying to do would be for D&D 3E, to say "this sword has the stats of a regular longsword, but its threat range is 16-20 and it weighs 6 lbs" I could basically Xor it with longsword and just put in the stats that are different

    18 Jul, 2021 10:36

    I'm afraid calculations aren't part of the tables feature. Given the complexity this features probably has, I doubt it will be implemented.

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    Master Highwood
    Rhoanne Highwood
    2 Aug, 2021 14:06

    Greetings! Is there an undo feature when writing articles if you have accidentally backspaced over text?

    Rhoanne Highwood - Fantasy with Bite
    3 Aug, 2021 11:38

    Yes, Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y (undo and redo) should work as usual!

    Creator of Black Light, a science-fantasy universe.
    Master Highwood
    Rhoanne Highwood
    3 Aug, 2021 14:26

    You're a true hero, Ondo! Thank you!

    Rhoanne Highwood - Fantasy with Bite