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Usage[edit]

The {{quote box}} template allows you to easily put a quote (and its source) inside a box, with flexible control over bordering, background color, alignment, and other features. The box itself is floating div, which (like images) can appear on the right or left or across the entire page. Article text will wrap around the div in the first two cases. This is useful in articles that are short on images and need some graphic-like element, or where an important or interesting quote wants to be presented in a way that sets it off from the surrounding text.

Caution: This is a div-based template, and may break if indented using wikitext syntax. This is a current limitation of the Wikipedia HTML parsing software.

Parameters[edit]

Basic parameters

  • title = Optional title to appear at the top of the quote box.
  • quote = The quote or text to be displayed in the box.
  • source = Optional source of the quote (author, publication, etc.).

Main box styling

  • align: Alignment of the quote box on the page—left / right / center / none. Defaults to right alignment. Using align=none will remove word wrapping.
  • width: The width of the quote box. Defaults to the width of the quote included, unless |align=center where the width will default to 100%.
  • border: The width of the quote box border. Defaults to 1px. Remember to include 'px' or 'em' to specify the correct width.
  • fontsize: The fontsize of the quote box text. Defaults to 88%.
  • bgcolor: The RGB background color of the box. Defaults to #F9F9F9 (light gray).
  • style: A generic CSS style parameter. Entries in this parameter supersede any duplicates in the preceding parameters.

Title styling

  • title_bg: The RGB background color of the title. Defaults to #F9F9F9 (light gray).
  • title_fnt: The title font color. Defaults to black.
  • tstyle: A generic CSS style parameter. Entries in this parameter supersede any duplicates in the preceding title parameters.

Quote styling

  • qalign: Alignment of the quote element—left / right / center. Defaults to left.
  • qstyle: A generic CSS style parameter. Entries in this parameter supersede any duplicates in the preceding quote parameters.
  • quoted: If this parameter evaluates to true (is not 0, false, or empty) the quote box will enclose the quote in fat-quotes. Use judiciously, and read the Manual of Style.

Source styling

  • salign: Alignment of the source element—left / right / center. Defaults to the value of qalign.
  • sstyle: A generic CSS style parameter. Entries in this parameter supersede any duplicates in the preceding source parameters.

Full syntax[edit]

{{Quote box
 |class = <!-- Advanced users only.  See the "Custom classes" section below. -->
 |title = 
 |quote = 
 |source = 
 |align = 
 |width = 
 |border = 
 |fontsize = 
 |bgcolor = 
 |style = 
 |title_bg = 
 |title_fnt = 
 |tstyle = 
 |qalign = 
 |qstyle = 
 |quoted = 
 |salign = 
 |sstyle = 
}}

Examples[edit]

Various example codes and their results. For more intricate examples see Template:Quote_box/examples.

Floating and wrapping[edit]

Minimal code, defaults to floating right and minimal width:

{{Quote box
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.
}}
{{Lorem ipsum}}

Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Floating right:

{{Quote box
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.
 |width  = 50%
 |align  = right
}}
{{Lorem ipsum}}

Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Floating left:

{{Quote box
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.
 |width  = 50%
 |align  = left
}}
{{Lorem ipsum}}

Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Centered (but not floating any more):

{{Quote box
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.
 |width  = 50%
 |align  = center
}}
{{Lorem ipsum}}

Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Fat-quotes[edit]

Using fat-quotes:

{{Quote box
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.
 |quoted = 1
}}

Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.


Quote alignment[edit]

{{Quote box
 |title = Centered quote
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.
 |qalign = center
}}
Centered quote

Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.


{{Quote box
 |title = Left title, right quote
 |tstyle = text-align: left;
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.
 |qalign = right
}}
Left title, right quote

Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.


Custom classes[edit]

This parameter should only be used by editors who fully understand how this template works.

The "class=" parameter can be used add a generic CSS class to this template. Some classes are not compatible with other options or require specific options be set to be useful or look good.

Letterhead custom class[edit]

The "letterhead" class should be used with |title_bg=none, |border=none, and |bgcolor= either not used or set to "none". Since the upper-left-corner will have a white background, it should only be used on pages with a white background.

Care should be taken that neither the title nor the text extends into the "left corner" portion of the box. To use a blank line for a title, use |title= . To provide a blank line at the bottom of the letterhead, add <br /><br /> to the end of the |source= parameter.

{{Quote box
 |class = letterhead
 |title =  
 |tstyle = text-align: right;
 |title_bg = none
 |border=none
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I. <br /><br />
 |qalign = right
}}
 

Cry "Havoc", and let slip the dogs of war.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.

Collapsing text[edit]

Sections of text can be collapsed by use of {{hidden begin}} and {{hidden end}}.

Markup Renders as
{{quote box
| border=2px
| align=center
| bgcolor = Cornsilk
| title=<u>The Spider and the Fly</u>
| halign=center
| quote=<poem>
“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
 'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to shew when you are there.”
“''Oh no, no,''” said the little Fly, “''to ask me is in vain,''
''For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again.''”
{{hidden begin}}
“I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?” said the Spider to the Fly.
“There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in!”
“''Oh no, no,''” said the little Fly,  “''for I've often heard it said,''
''They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!''”
</poem>
{{hidden end}}
|salign=right|source=~ [[Mary Howitt]], <small>1829</small>}}
The Spider and the Fly

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
 'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to shew when you are there.”
Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again.

~ Mary Howitt, 1829

Note that, although |halign=center, the centering is reset after the {{hidden begin}}, since that template applies its own styling. This can be resolved by using |bodystyle= in {{hidden begin}} with appropriate markup; in this case:

{{hidden begin |bodystyle=width: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;}}
Markup Renders as
{{quote box
| border=2px
| align=center
| bgcolor = Cornsilk
| title=<u>The Spider and the Fly</u>
| halign=center
| quote=<poem>
“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
 'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to shew when you are there.”
“''Oh no, no,''” said the little Fly, “''to ask me is in vain,''
''For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again.''”
{{hidden begin |bodystyle=width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;}}
“I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?” said the Spider to the Fly.
“There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in!”
“''Oh no, no,''” said the little Fly,  “''for I've often heard it said,''
''They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!''”
</poem>
{{hidden end}}
| salign=right
| source=~ [[Mary Howitt]], <small>1829</small>
}}
The Spider and the Fly

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
 'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to shew when you are there.”
Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again.

~ Mary Howitt, 1829

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Quote box

Put a quote, and its source, inside a box, with flexible control over bordering, background color, alignment, and other features

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
class class Optional CSS class to modify or override the default class ''quotebox''. Care should be used when using this parameter. Consider using other templates instead. See the ''Custom classes'' section of this document for more information. string empty optional
title title Optional title to appear at the top of the quote box. string empty optional
quote quote The quote or text to be displayed in the box. string empty required
source source Optional source of the quote (author, publication, etc.). string empty optional
align align Alignment of the quote box on the page—left / right / center / none. Defaults to right alignment. Using align=none will remove word wrapping. string empty optional
width width The width of the quote box. Defaults to the width of the quote included, unless align=center where the width will default to 100%. Use CSS lengths eg. 50% or 400px string empty optional
border border The width of the quote box border. Defaults to 1px. Remember to include 'px' or 'em' to specify the correct width. string empty optional
fontsize fontsize The fontsize of the quote box text. Defaults to 88%. string empty optional
bgcolor bgcolor The RGB background color of the box. Defaults to #F9F9F9 (light gray). string empty optional
style style A generic CSS style parameter. Entries in this parameter supersede any duplicates in the preceding parameters. string empty optional
title_bg title_bg The RGB background color of the title. Defaults to #F9F9F9 (light gray). string empty optional
title_fnt title_fnt The title font color. Defaults to black. string empty optional
tstyle tstyle A generic CSS style parameter. Entries in this parameter supersede any duplicates in the preceding title parameters. string empty optional
qalign qalign Alignment of the quote element—left / right / center. Defaults to left. string empty optional
qstyle qstyle A generic CSS style parameter. Entries in this parameter supersede any duplicates in the preceding quote parameters. string empty optional
quoted quoted If this parameter evaluates to true (is not 0, false, or empty) the quote box will enclose the quote in fat-quotes. Use judiciously, and read the Manual of Style. string empty optional
salign salign Alignment of the source element—left / right / center. Defaults to the value of qalign. string empty optional
sstyle sstyle A generic CSS style parameter. Entries in this parameter supersede any duplicates in the preceding source parameters. string empty optional

See also[edit]

  • Template:Bq—quote without border, page-wide; like (and compatible with parameters of) the older {{Quote}} but with more features; conversion from all others listed here is trivially easy (retaining key data, losing decoration, etc.)
  • Template:Centered pull quote—pull quote between large quotation marks, page-wide; should rarely be used in articles and is not for block quotations, only pull quotes
  • Template:Quote—quote without border, page-wide, smaller-sized attribution
  • Template:Quotation—quote with border, page-wide
  • Template:Quote box—quote with border, in a reduced floating box
  • Template:Reduced pull quote—pull quote between large quotation marks, in a reduced floating area; also rarely appropriate in articles
  • Template:Talkquote—for quoting other editors (or guidelines, etc.) on talk pages (in a block)
  • Template:Tq—for quoting on talk pages, inline
  • Category:Quotation templates