Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: PHP
License: MIT License
Tags: Markup     Parser     Bbcode     Filter     HOOK     Decoda     Lexer    
Latest version: v6.12.0

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A lightweight lexical string parser for BBCode styled markup.


  • PHP 5.6.0+
    • Multibyte
  • Composer


Framework Integrations


  • Parses custom code to valid (X)HTML markup
  • Setting to make links and emails auto-clickable
  • Setting to use shorthand text for links and emails
  • Filters to parse markup and custom code
  • Hooks to execute callbacks during the parsing cycle
  • Loaders to load resources and files for configuration
  • Engines to render complex markup using a template system
  • Can censor offensive words
  • Can convert smiley faces into images
  • Basic support for localized messages
  • Parser result caching
  • Supports a wide range of tags
  • Parent child node hierarchy
  • Fixes incorrectly nested tags by removing the broken/unclosed tags
  • Self closing tags
  • Logs errors for validation
  • Tag and attribute aliasing


The following filters and supported tags are available.

  • Default - b, i, u, s, sup, sub, br, hr, abbr, time
  • Block - align, float, hide, alert, note, div, spoiler, left, right, center, justify
  • Code - code, source, var
  • Email - email, mail
  • Image - image, img
  • List - list, olist, ol, ul, li, *
  • Quote - quote
  • Text - font, size, color, h1-h6
  • Url - url, link
  • Video - video, youtube, vimeo, veoh, liveleak, dailymotion, myspace, wegame, collegehumor
  • Table - table, thead, tbody, tfoot, tr, td, th, row, col


The following hooks are available.

  • Censor - Censors all words found within config/censored
  • Clickable - Converts all non-tag wrapped URLs and emails into clickable links
  • Emoticon - Converts all smilies found within config/emoticons into emoticon images

Storage Engines

The following caching layers are supported.

  • In-Memory
  • Memcache
  • Redis

Installation and Usage

See docs.