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UsageEdit

Centered quote – for quotes, this template provides a centred, borderless quote, with scalable decorative quotation marks, and optional attribution of the source of the quote. It can be used with or without the names of the parameters.

SyntaxEdit

  • {{Cquote|quote=text of the quotation|author=person quoted|source=source of the quotation}}

ParametersEdit

Parameter 1, quote
text of the quote; use <p>...</p> around second or subsequent paragraphs.
Required
Note! if the quote text contains a = (equals sign), then the template must be called with a named parameter for the content.
For example: {{Cquote|quote=quote text=more quoted text}}. (More info: (at En-Wp) Help:Template#Usage hints and workarounds).
author
Name of the person that wrote or spoke the text being quoted, can include wiki syntax.
source
Source of the quote (publication title, speech, etc.), can include wiki syntax. Can be used without |author= (e.g. for a scripture, law, or other source without an author per se)
bgcolor
The colour of the background, this parameter is disabled in article space.
float
Defaults to centre, but can also be right or left; usually used with |width=30% or so (otherwise for quotes longer than one line on the rendered page, the float will have no useful effect). This parameter is disabled in article space.
width
For example |width=30%, this parameter is disabled in article space.
qcolor
Colour of quote-marks, for example |qcolor=#FF0000 for a red colour (only for use in community portal, and personal pages; do not use in articles, guidelines, etc.). This parameter is disabled in article space.
rtl
Set to any non-blank value for quotes that should be rendered from right to left (e.g., Arabic); adds the necessary 'dir' attribute, and reverses the quotes. This parameter is disabled in article space.
quotealign
Set to 'center' to centre-align the quote text; this parameter is disabled in article space.

Deprecated:

wide
In older versions of the template, when this was set to 'yes', the quote expanded to the entire width of the page, which was useful for long quotes; however, it clashed with other floating objects, such as infoboxes, and the template now auto expands and line wraps as needed (full page, or within a |width= constraint). This parameter is disabled in article space.

Simple exampleEdit

{{Cquote|To be, or not to be ...}}
The above code will generate the following:
To be, or not to be ...

Sourced exampleEdit

This includes a citation, which is then displayed in the 'References' section.

{{Cquote|Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.
|author={{Wp|Albert Einstein}}
|source=in a letter to his son<ref>{{Wp|Walter Isaacson}}, ''Einstein: His Life and Universe'' (2007), p. 367.</ref>
}}
The above code will generate the following:
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

 — Albert Einstein, in a letter to his son[1]

  1. Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), p. 367.

Other examplesEdit

{{Cquote|1=F=ma|author={{Wp|Isaac Newton}}}}

(the 1= is necessary as quote text contains an equals sign)

F=ma

 — Isaac Newton

TemplateDataEdit

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

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"description": "This template is intended for quotes; usually this is not appropriate for encyclopedia articles. The (En-Wp) Manual of Style guidelines for block quotations recommend formatting block quotations using the Template:Quote template or the HTML
element.",

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