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{{Quote}} adds a block quotation to an article page.

This is easier to type and more wiki-like than the equivalent HTML Template:Tag tags and has additional pre-formatted attribution and source parameters.

Note: Block quotes do not normally contain quotation marks. See MOS:Blockquote.


Unnamed (positional) parameters {{quote|phrase|person|source}} This markup will fail if any parameter contains an equals sign (=).

Numbered (positional) parameters {{quote|1=phrase|2=person|3=source}}

Named parameters {{quote|text=phrase|sign=person|source=source}}


Styling is applied through CSS rules in MediaWiki:Common.css. <syntaxhighlight lang=css> /* Styling for Template:Quote */ blockquote.templatequote {

    margin-top: 0;

} blockquote.templatequote div.templatequotecite {

   line-height: 1.5em;
   /* @noflip */
   text-align: left;
   /* @noflip */
   padding-left: 1.6em;
   margin-top: 0;

} </syntaxhighlight>

The source title is enclosed in Template:Tag, thus it shows italicized.




If you do not provide quoted text, the template generates a parser error message, which will appear in red text in the rendered page.

If any parameter's actual value contains an equals sign (=), you must use named parameters or a blank-name parameter, as: {{{|text}}}. (The equals sign gets interpreted as a named parameter otherwise.)

If any parameter's actual value contains characters used for wiki markup syntax (such as pipe, brackets, single quotation marks, etc.), you may need to escape it. See Template:! and friends.

Be wary of URLs which contain restricted characters. The equals sign is especially common. Put a break (newline) after the template, or the next blank line might be ignored.

Line breaks

Template:Blockquote paragraphs


Template:TemplateDataHeader <templatedata>{

 "description": "Adds a block quotation.",
 "params": {
   "text": {
     "label": "text",
     "description": "The text to quote",
     "type": "string",
     "required": false,
     "aliases": [ "1", "quote" ]
   "sign": {
     "label": "sign",
     "description": "The person being quoted",
     "type": "string",
     "required": false,
     "aliases": [ "2", "cite" ]
   "source": {
     "label": "source",
     "description": "A source for the quote",
     "type": "string",
     "required": false,
     "aliases": [ "3" ]


Known problems

This template sets a text style which might ignore one blank line, and so the template must be ended with a break (newline). Otherwise, beware inline, as:

  • text here {{quote|this is quoted}} More text here spans a blank line

Unless a {{quote|xx}} is ended with a line break, then the next blank line might be ignored and two paragraphs joined.

See also

Template:Quotation templates