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gorzek's BBCode Filter


After using the other BBCode plugins available for WordPress and finding all of them lacking, I decided to create my own. It supports the following tags:

  • [b] — Bold (replaced with “strong” tag)
  • [i] — Italics (replaced with “em” tag)
  • [u] — Underline
  • [s] — Strikeout
  • [url] — Creates a link. Both [url=http…]text[/url] and [url]http…[/url] styles are supported
  • [quote] — Quoted text (replaced with “blockquote” tag)
  • [code] — Code (replaced with “pre” tag)
  • [size=n] — Font size
  • [color=#nnnnnn] — Font color
  • [img] — Inline image
  • [ol][li]…[/li][/ol] — Ordered list
  • [ul][li]…[/li][/ul] — Unordered list


  1. Upload gorzek-bbcode.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy!


Does this support multi-line enclosed tags?

YES! The main reason I wrote this was because I have documents where an opening [b] tag might be several paragraphs up from the closing [/b] tag, and this caused other plugins–especially shortcode-based ones–to puke and produce no text at all.

Will you support YouTube tags?

If someone asks for it. I assume there are shortcodes that already do this, though.

Can you support random tag [x]?

Sure. Just request it in the comments here:

Please describe the tag and what it’s supposed to do. I mostly want to support commonly-used BBCode tags, so try not to suggest anything too outlandish.

Contributors & Developers

“gorzek's BBCode Filter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed fatal bug. Oops.


  • Added support for lists (ordered and unordered.)


  • Initially-released version.