Delicious Bookmark this on Delicious Share on Facebook SlashdotSlashdot It! Digg! Digg

PHP : Function Reference : BBCode Functions

BBCode Functions


This extension aims to help parse BBCode text in order to convert it to HTML or another markup language. It uses one pass parsing and provides great speed improvement over the common approach based on regular expressions. Further more, it helps provide valid HTML by reordering open / close tags and by automatically closing unclosed tags.

Since 0.10.1 It supports argument quoting with single quotes, double quotes and HTML escaped double quotes.


Information for installing this PECL extension may be found in the manual chapter titled Installation of PECL extensions. Additional information such as new releases, downloads, source files, maintainer information, and a CHANGELOG, can be located here:

An alternative solution, written in PHP, is the PEAR package HTML_BBCodeParser.

Runtime Configuration

This extension has no configuration directives defined in php.ini.

Resource Types

One resource is used in the BBCode extension: a BBCode_Container returned by bbcode_create().

Predefined Constants

The constants below are defined by this extension, and will only be available when the extension has either been compiled into PHP or dynamically loaded at runtime.

This BBCode tag does not accept any arguments.
This BBCode tag does not have a corresponding close tag.
This BBCode tag need an argument.
This BBCode tag accept an optional argument.
This BBCode tag is the special tag root (nesting level 0).
This BBCode tag require argument sub-parsing (the argument is also parsed by the BBCode extension). As Of 0.10.2 another parser can be used as argument parser.
This BBCode Tag does not accept content (it voids it automatically).
BBCODE_FLAGS_SMILEYS_ON (integer) - since 0.10.2
This BBCode Tag accepts smileys.
BBCODE_FLAGS_SMILEYS_OFF (integer) - since 0.10.2
This BBCode Tag does not accept smileys.
BBCODE_FLAGS_ONE_OPEN_PER_LEVEL (integer) - since 0.10.2
This BBCode Tag automatically closes if another tag of the same type is found at the same nesting level.
BBCODE_FLAGS_REMOVE_IF_EMPTY (integer) - since 0.10.2
This BBCode Tag is automatically removed if content is empty it allows to produce ligther HTML.
BBCODE_FLAGS_DENY_REOPEN_CHILD (integer) - since 0.10.3
This BBCode Tag does not allow unclosed childs to reopen when automatically closed.
BBCODE_ARG_DOUBLE_QUOTE (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option allowing argument quoting with double quotes (")
BBCODE_ARG_SINGLE_QUOTE (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option allowing argument quoting with single quotes (')
BBCODE_ARG_HTML_QUOTE (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option allowing argument quoting with HTML version of double quotes (")
BBCODE_AUTO_CORRECT (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option changing the way errors are treated. It automatically closes tag in the order they are opened. And treat tags with only an open tag as if there were a close tag present.
BBCODE_CORRECT_REOPEN_TAGS (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option changing the way errors are treated. It automatically reopens tag if close tags are not in the good order.
BBCODE_DISABLE_TREE_BUILD (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option disabling the BBCode parsing it can be useful if only the "smiley" replacement must be used.
BBCODE_DEFAULT_SMILEYS_ON (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option setting smileys to ON if no flag is given at tag level.
BBCODE_DEFAULT_SMILEYS_OFF (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option setting smileys to OFF if no flag is given at tag level.
BBCODE_FORCE_SMILEYS_OFF (integer) - since 0.10.2
This is a parser option disabling completely the smileys parsing.
BBCODE_SMILEYS_CASE_INSENSITIVE (integer) - since 0.10.3
Use a case insensitive Detection for smileys instead of a simple binary search.
BBCODE_SET_FLAGS_SET (integer) - since 0.10.2
This permits to SET the complete flag set on a parser.
BBCODE_SET_FLAGS_ADD (integer) - since 0.10.2
This permits to switch a flag set ON on a parser.
BBCODE_SET_FLAGS_REMOVE (integer) - since 0.10.2
This permits to switch a flag set OFF on a parser.

Table of Contents

bbcode_add_element — Adds a bbcode element
bbcode_add_smiley — Adds a smiley to the parser
bbcode_create — Create a BBCode Resource
bbcode_destroy — Close BBCode_container resource
bbcode_parse — Parse a string following a given rule set
bbcode_set_arg_parser — Attach another parser in order to use another rule set for argument parsing
bbcode_set_flags — Set or alter parser options

Change Language

Follow Navioo On Twitter
.NET Functions
Apache-specific Functions
Alternative PHP Cache
Advanced PHP debugger
Array Functions
Aspell functions [deprecated]
BBCode Functions
BCMath Arbitrary Precision Mathematics Functions
PHP bytecode Compiler
Bzip2 Compression Functions
Calendar Functions
CCVS API Functions [deprecated]
Class/Object Functions
Classkit Functions
ClibPDF Functions [deprecated]
COM and .Net (Windows)
Crack Functions
Character Type Functions
Cybercash Payment Functions
Credit Mutuel CyberMUT functions
Cyrus IMAP administration Functions
Date and Time Functions
DB++ Functions
Database (dbm-style) Abstraction Layer Functions
dBase Functions
DBM Functions [deprecated]
dbx Functions
Direct IO Functions
Directory Functions
DOM Functions
DOM XML Functions
enchant Functions
Error Handling and Logging Functions
Exif Functions
Expect Functions
File Alteration Monitor Functions
Forms Data Format Functions
Fileinfo Functions
filePro Functions
Filesystem Functions
Filter Functions
Firebird/InterBase Functions
Firebird/Interbase Functions (PDO_FIREBIRD)
FriBiDi Functions
FrontBase Functions
FTP Functions
Function Handling Functions
GeoIP Functions
Gettext Functions
GMP Functions
gnupg Functions
Haru PDF Functions
hash Functions
Hyperwave Functions
Hyperwave API Functions
i18n Functions
IBM Functions (PDO_IBM)
iconv Functions
ID3 Functions
IIS Administration Functions
Image Functions
Imagick Image Library
Informix Functions
Informix Functions (PDO_INFORMIX)
Ingres II Functions
IRC Gateway Functions
PHP / Java Integration
JSON Functions
LDAP Functions
libxml Functions
Lotus Notes Functions
LZF Functions
Mail Functions
Mailparse Functions
Mathematical Functions
MaxDB PHP Extension
MCAL Functions
Mcrypt Encryption Functions
MCVE (Monetra) Payment Functions
Memcache Functions
Mhash Functions
Mimetype Functions
Ming functions for Flash
Miscellaneous Functions
mnoGoSearch Functions
Microsoft SQL Server Functions
Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase Functions (PDO_DBLIB)
Mohawk Software Session Handler Functions
mSQL Functions
Multibyte String Functions
muscat Functions
MySQL Functions
MySQL Functions (PDO_MYSQL)
MySQL Improved Extension
Ncurses Terminal Screen Control Functions
Network Functions
Newt Functions
NSAPI-specific Functions
Object Aggregation/Composition Functions
Object property and method call overloading
Oracle Functions
ODBC Functions (Unified)
ODBC and DB2 Functions (PDO_ODBC)
OpenAL Audio Bindings
OpenSSL Functions
Oracle Functions [deprecated]
Oracle Functions (PDO_OCI)
Output Control Functions
Ovrimos SQL Functions
Paradox File Access
Parsekit Functions
Process Control Functions
Regular Expression Functions (Perl-Compatible)
PDF Functions
PDO Functions
Phar archive stream and classes
PHP Options&Information
POSIX Functions
Regular Expression Functions (POSIX Extended)
PostgreSQL Functions
PostgreSQL Functions (PDO_PGSQL)
Printer Functions
Program Execution Functions
PostScript document creation
Pspell Functions
qtdom Functions
Rar Functions
GNU Readline
GNU Recode Functions
RPM Header Reading Functions
runkit Functions
SAM - Simple Asynchronous Messaging
Satellite CORBA client extension [deprecated]
SCA Functions
SDO Functions
SDO XML Data Access Service Functions
SDO Relational Data Access Service Functions
SESAM Database Functions
PostgreSQL Session Save Handler
Session Handling Functions
Shared Memory Functions
SimpleXML functions
SNMP Functions
SOAP Functions
Socket Functions
Standard PHP Library (SPL) Functions
SQLite Functions
SQLite Functions (PDO_SQLITE)
Secure Shell2 Functions
Statistics Functions
Stream Functions
String Functions
Subversion Functions
Shockwave Flash Functions
Swish Functions
Sybase Functions
TCP Wrappers Functions
Tidy Functions
Tokenizer Functions
Unicode Functions
URL Functions
Variable Handling Functions
Verisign Payflow Pro Functions
vpopmail Functions
W32api Functions
WDDX Functions
win32ps Functions
win32service Functions
xattr Functions
xdiff Functions
XML Parser Functions
XML-RPC Functions
XMLReader functions
XMLWriter Functions
XSL functions
XSLT Functions
YAZ Functions
YP/NIS Functions
Zip File Functions
Zlib Compression Functions
eXTReMe Tracker