I'm using the "It's all Text" addon for Firefox so I can edit textarea's in Emacs. As I spend some time on a phpBB forum, I was wondering if there is an Emacs mode for phpBB with it's syntax of using [tag] and [/tag]. I'm mainly interested in syntax highlighting, so if no phpBB mode exists, is there something that comes close?


There is bbcode-mode. After installing it (e.g. from melpa) add this to your configuration file:

(require 'bbcode-mode)

There are also other modes for BBCode.

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  • Thanks a lot! I didn't know the language was called 'BBcode' so I only searched for 'phpbBB mode'. – ph0t0nix Oct 28 '14 at 9:26

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