Fixed Improve margin around [LIST] bb code

Affected version


Well-known member
Consider this BB code:

[*]List item

It results in this post:


Could XenForo use the same margin above the list as below the list?


New member
I second this. We have the same on our forum and it's quite annoying and a regression from vBulletin. It would be really nice if it were fixed :)

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
This is a regression from XF 1.5 and 2.0 too. Not certain it will be what you're expecting, but the key regression is that in XF1 we would trim a total of 1 line breaks from the end of the LIST tag. In XF2.1 we started trimming 2 for some reason. It seems to be deliberate but I think I agree it should be consistent. This may well resurface some edge case that required the change...

But rather than this:


We actually intend for it to look like this:


The <ul> tag itself comes with its own margin so to tighten it up we'd recommend not inserting your own line breaks before or after the opening or closing list tag.


Well-known member
Or maybe you could trim two line breaks above the list, too?

I think that would allow for more readable BB code (with an empty line before [LIST] and after [/LIST]). :)

XF Bug Bot

XenForo bug fixer bot
Staff member
Thank you for reporting this issue. It has now been resolved and we are aiming to include it in a future XF release (2.1.2).

Change log:
Make the line trimming around BB code list tags more consistent.
Any changes made as a result of this issue being resolved may not be rolled out here until later.