Quote Block

The Quote Block lets you add visual emphasis to your content with quoted text …

WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – Quote

WordPress Gutenberg - Quote Block

This tutorial is part of our WordPress Gutenberg: The Ultimate Guide For Non-Technical WordPress Users series.

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Quote Block Description

The Quote Block lets you add visual emphasis to your content with quoted text …

Add Quotes to WordPress using the Quote Block

(Add Quotes to WordPress using the Quote Block)

How To Use The Quote Block

To add a Quote Block:

  • Either:
    • Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool in the Editing Toolbar section and select a ‘Quote’ block (in Most Used or Common Blocks section), or
    • Add the ‘Quote’ block in the Content Area.
  • Type or paste in your quote.
  • Add a citation (quote source).
  • Use the tools in the Quote Block Editor or Block Settings section to edit and format your Quote.

Let’s go through the above steps:

First, create a new post or page or open an existing post or page and either:

Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool and select a ‘Quote’ block …

'Add Block' Tool - Add Quote Block

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add Quote Block)

Or, select a Quote Block in the Content Area

Add a Quote Block from the Content Area

(Add a Quote Block from the Content Area)

After adding a Quote Block, type or paste in your quote and a citation …

Add quote text and a citation

(Add quote text and a citation)

After adding quotes:

  • Edit and configure block settings,
  • Save, publish, or update your post or page.

How To Edit A Quote Block

To edit a Quote Block:

  • Click inside the Quote Block to select it.
  • Use the Block Editor tools to:
    • Change the alignment of the quote text.
    • Format the text (bold, italics, strikethrough).
    • Add a hyperlink to the quote or citation text.
  • Use the Block Settings to change the style of the quote.

Edit a Quote Block

(Edit a Quote Block)

How To Remove A Quote Block

To delete or remove a quote block:

  • Click inside the Quote Block to select it.
  • Select the ‘More Options’ tool in the Block Editor.
  • Click on ‘Remove Block’.
  • The block will be removed from your post or page.

Remove a Quote Block

(Remove a Quote Block)

Additionally …

  • You can reposition your block using the ‘Move Up’ and ‘Move Down’ arrows or the Drag and Drop handle tool (see our ‘How To Use Blocks‘ tutorial if you need help with this step).
  • You can also convert Quote Blocks into Reusable Blocks.

Quote Block Tools, Options & Settings

The Quote Block includes tools, options, and settings for:

  • Quote Block Editor
  • Quote Block Settings

Quote Block Editor

Quote Block Editor

(Quote Block Editor)

The Quote Block Editor includes tools that let you perform the following operations:

  • Change Block Type (See ‘Quote Block – Additional Info’ section below.)
  • Align Text
    • Align text left
    • Align text center
    • Align text right
  • Format Text
    • Bold
    • Italics
    • Strikethrough
  • Add Hyperlinks
    • Paste link URL
    • Type to search and link to existing content
    • Hit ‘Enter’ or click ‘Apply’ button to create link
    • Option to open link in new tab
  • More Options

Quote Block Editor

(Quote Block Editor)

Quote Block Settings

Quote Block Settings

(Quote Block Settings)

Quote Block settings include:

  • Block description area
  • Styles
    • Regular
    • Large
  • Advanced Settings
    • Additional CSS Class

Quote Block Settings

(Quote Block Settings)

Quote Block – Additional Info

The Quote Block can be converted into the following block types:

Change Block Type - Quote Block

(Change Block Type – Quote Block)

Info

Notes:

  • Clicking on ‘Change Block Type’ also lets you change styles for your quote.
  • Change the Quote Block into a Pullquote Block if you want the quote to have more emphasis and a different font color or background color.

Change Quote Block into other block types

(Change a Quote Block into other block types)

Additionally:

Installing plugins or themes on your site may add new functionality, options, or settings to Quote Blocks.

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Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Gutenberg content editor Quote Block.

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Originally published as Quote Block.