The Bulletin Board software that we use for these forums contains a number of common tags to help format posts. We've used many of these tags in this forum but we've also included a few of our own. Most of these have buttons at the top of a post that automatically apply them for you. Or, you can type them in yourself! Notice that we said most. There are a few "secret" bb tags that you can type in, but are not in the UI (user interface). Uh oh. We've let you in on the secret. Let's get started.
How to Code It
What it looks like displayed
For the colors and sizes, suggested options are in the pull downs.
Quotes You can quote with or without a name:
[quote]Foo has a bar[/quote]
Foo has a bar
[quote=The Moose]Foo has a bar[/quote]
The Moose wrote:Foo has a bar
When you click on the quote button in a post, it automatically quotes the entire text of the post using the later format.
Code This is a development site. And code looks much better when there is syntax highlighting. Luckily, we support a variety of code tags. Code tags are so important that we have a wiki page just on Using Code Tags
Lists The most common form of lists is an unordered bulleted list.
You can highlight some text and then click the list button to make it a list item. Or you can can click the list button with nothing selected to be prompted to type the list content.
There's also a secret form of list called a nested list. It doesn't work the same way as HTML so be careful. A "nested list" is more like an indented list item.
Centering and Justifying You center text, paragraphs, images, and even your whole post.
Center: To center something, type [center] before the thing you want centered, and [/center] after it. It will
look like this!
Right Justify: To right justify something, type [right] before the thing you want centered, and [/right] after it. It will
look like this!
Left Justify: Left justify is the default, so you don't need to do anything to have something left justified!
Horizontal Line This is another secret feature. You can use a hr tag to separate your post.
This text can be edited by staff and pollinators. It needs to be customized for permies.com.
A new PIE (Permaculture Inner-circle Elite) benefit is the ability to customize which tags that show up when you compose messages. This is a way to thank those that support permies and help pay for new developments such as this!
When you click the gear symbol, a new browser tab will open up that will allow you to chose which tags you would like