Topic: Compiled Help Thread
This thread is made to have as complete help documentation as we can for this forum, particularly for the custom syntax we've added, which can't be added to the standard help pages.
Standard help pages
The help pages builtin to PunBB are located here, and are also linked on the post box with the "You may use:" text:
These pages show the standard syntax that PunBB comes with, but additional syntax exists, as documented below
Accesskeys are enabled for the posting box. The accesskeys enabled are for (B)old, (I)talics and (U)nderline, (H)eader [style 1 below], and (Q)uote. They are activated via your browser's accesskey shortcut so it is something like, say, Alt+SHIFT+B or Alt+B for bold.
Header Style 1
Header Style 2
[h]Header Style 1[/h] !! Header Style 2
Both headers produce the same code (a <h5> header) except for the visual style.
The TVTropes-like header (!!) covers ONE line of text and requires having a blank line on top of it. It cannot be used at the very beginning of a post.
The tags for colors are:
Where the color is either an HTML color name, a HTML color tuple (#rrggbb) or a SVG color name, which you can check in This Listing.
color=salmon (yes, it is a color)
For spoilers, the tag "spoiler" can be used.
[spoiler]some spoilered text[/spoiler]
The effect is that you must hover over with the mouse to reveal the text.
For example: [spoiler]Hello World!
This one is more or less a standard, it's
Pokémon Message Boxes
This one is an addition that allows giving markup for game-event-like messages.
You learned Formatting!▾
The syntax is
, where the "msg" tag must be at the beginning of its own line.
The syntax to link to a search term in the WAAPT Wiki is
which results in: Basket [wiki] .
If the term does not lead to an article, the search results are provided instead.
The syntax to link to a move, item or Pokémon in Veekun's database is
which results in: #vee:Tropius .
Veekun's search takes wildcards, so you can build a link that searches for all moves ending in "Slash":
This post was compiled from posts by Silent in this thread.