YaBBC code is a set of tags based on the HTML language that you may already be familiar with. They allow you to add formatting to your messages in the same way as HTML does, but have a simpler syntax and will never break the layout of the pages you are viewing.
All YaBBC tags can be "automatically wrapped" around text with the desired formatting, by first "selecting" or "highlighting" the text, and then pressing a YaBBC Code button. The exceptions to YaBBC tag "auto wrapping" are the [hr], [list], [table], [tr] and [td] tags.
If URL Autolinking is enabled in a forum, you can simply type in the full address of the page you are linking to, and the hyperlink will be created automatically. Here are some example links:
Notice that if the address begins with www. you do not need to add the http:// part of the address. If the address does not begin with www. you will need to add the http:// section.
If you want to include the YaBBC Code, you may simply surround the address with [url] tags as shown below. (The YaBBC Code tags are shown in red).
You can also include true hyperlinks using the [url] tag. Just use the following format:
[url=http://www.yabbforum.com/community]Click here to visit the YaBB Community Forums[/url]
Note that once again, you need not include the http:// if the address begins www.
The [ftp] and [link] YaBBC tags work in the same manner as the [url] tags, with the exception that the [link] tag(there is no insertion button for this tag) will open the clicked link in the present window, whereas the [url] tag opens the clicked link in a new window.
To include a picture or graphic within the body of your message, you can simply surround the address of the image as shown here: