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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:41 pm 
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Over the past couple of months we have implemented a few additional features to posts in the forum, and improved a few others, and we thought it would be a good idea to give a run down on how to use them. In this post I will attempt to explain how to use most of them, if anything is unclear, you can click "quote" on this post to see the BB code that I used.

Treat this thread as a guide, and if you have any questions or suggestions on how to improve, or potential new tags feel free to add them as a reply. Note, we will only add new posts if we think there will be a strong demand for them, and if we can be sure that there is no potential for the tag to be used to insert malicious code. That's why the Facebook one is limited to only posting video posts at the moment.

Obviously, there are the standard mark up controls, such as bold, italic, underline, strike-through for decorating text.

There is also the color style tag if you want to make your text look all pretty, and you can change the size so it is bigger or smaller and Even combine multiple tags if you so wish...

That's fairly standard stuff.

I'm also assuming people know how to add images:

from giphy

Or link to stuff either by pasting a url:

Or putting it between URL tags (kind of redundant)

Or using the URL= tag to give it a nice pretty name.

You can also create lists using the List tag, using the * tag for each bullet.

  • Explain basic formating tags
  • Explain img tag
  • Explain url tag
  • Explain list tag
  • Explain fancy new tags

That's it for the standard phpBB tags, but here at PF1 Forum we like to give you more options where possible, so here are a few additional things for you.

The spoiler tag
We have improved the spoiler tag, so it is easier to use and looks more in keeping with the forum style as seen below:
Spoiler (click to show)

You can also post spoilers with titles using the spoiler= tag:
This will spoil Star Wars for you (click to show)

The clicktoshow tag
This is basically another spoiler tag, but for when you only need to censor one word or a sentence. It works by redacting the text, but it can become visible if the user clicks on it (you can click to recensor it) like so:

The text either side is perfectly readable but you you can't read this, unless you click on it and so is this, but you need to click on the black rectangle to read what's hidden.

We did have a discussion about whether or not to implement it because it could be used irresponsibly. For example:

I can't believe that Lewis Hamilton won the race!

However, there are often times where using the full spoiler tag is a little clunky and we believe that having options is always good. If in doubt, err on the side of caution and use the spoiler tag

You can also combine these tags for:
super (click to show)

The Social Media Tags
Finally, adding YouTube Videos, Facebook Videos, Instagram Posts and Tweets to your posts.

With YouTube you need to use the video id number

for the url below:

it's the part after the v=


place that between your youtube and /youtube tags to produce the following:

To add Facebook Videos, use the fbvid tag. Much in the same way

for the url ... 550922606/

take everything after the so:


Tweets work much the same way, just grab the tweet number and put it in some tweet tags, so from the tweet url:

take the number and put it between tweet and /tweet:

Instagram is predictably similar. Take the url for the Instagram, eg:

take the id from the url (after the /p/ - not including the last /) - ie:


...and wrap it with instagram and /instagram, like so:


An Instagram Post from

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:36 pm 
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Good stuff. Any word on tapatalk integration, by any chance? ;)

Go Vandoorne - Verstappen - Vettel!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:17 pm 
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mds wrote:
Good stuff. Any word on tapatalk integration, by any chance? ;)

I'm not sure this is something I can implement with my access rights, but I'll look into it.

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