How to Use the Blockquote Button

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It is not difficult to make a particular quote in your post stand out from the rest of the text in your blog post. Basically, you type a quote, select it, and then press the blockquote button. This button looks like a large quotation mark, and it is located on the toolbar above the blank area for typing posts.

Here is an example:

Original Quote

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

–Confucius (Source: BrainyQuote)

Original Quote after using the blockquote button

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

–Confucius (Source: BrainyQuote)

There are two things to note about using the blockquote button. First, the blockquote button is a toggle button, which means it will stay on until you press it again to turn it off. Second, the appearance of a “blockquoted” quote will vary depending on your blog theme. It is a good idea to use the Preview button to see how the quote looks in your particular theme.

Credits: This is a source that helped me to learn more about the blockquote button: What is the blockquote tool? This post is written by Bob Dunn (BobWP.com), a WordPress trainer and coach. It also includes an instructional video.

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4 thoughts on “How to Use the Blockquote Button

    1. What I was taught in my English classes is that you should try to use short quotes whenever possible. Blockquotes should be reserved for long passages of text (“long passage” can vary from a certain number of sentences to a certain number of paragraphs depending on what style guide you are following). They can be helpful to use if you are writing about something out of your area of expertise and are concerned that you might alter the meaning of the author’s words in the process of paraphrasing or summarizing them. Ideally, blockquotes should be used to support your own ideas. They should also be used sparingly so that they do not overshadow your own ideas.

      However, I am not sure that all of the rules I learned in my English classes apply in the world of blogging. Citing outside sources is definitely something you should do to avoid copyright infringement in your blog posts, but I am not sure if there is a standard way to use blockquotes in blog posts, especially if the posts contain content that is informal and personal in nature.

      I hope I answered your question. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

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