Quote block

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Use the Quote block to easily add a quote to any post or page. Adding quotes can help you highlight great reviews from your audience or phrases that inspire you.

To add the Quote block to a page, click the block inserter (+) to open the block inserter pop-up window and choose the Quote block.

Demonstration to add the quote block to the editor

Alternatively, you can use the slash command, /quote in a new paragraph block then press enter to add one quickly.

Shortcut to add Quote block

Detailed instructions on adding blocks

Block toolbar

Every block comes with unique toolbar icons and blocks specific user controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.

To view the block toolbar, click on the block, and the toolbar will be displayed.

Quote block toolbar

The Quote block shows the following buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Drag icon
  • Move handles
  • Change text alignment
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Link
  • More text editing options
  • Options

Transform to

Transform to tool for the Quote block

When you click on the Transform button you can convert the Quote block into another block type by using the existing content.

You can transform the Quote block into an Unwrap, Columns, Group, or Pullquote block. You can also change the style of the Quote block from Default to Plain.

Drag icon

Drag and drop tool for the Quote block

To drag and drop the block to a new location on the page template, click and hold the rectangle of dots, then drag it to the new location. The blue separator line indicates where the block will be placed. Release the left mouse button when you find the new location to place the block.

Move handles

Move handles for the Quote block

The up and down arrow icons can be used to move the block up and down on the page.

Get more information about moving a block within the editor.

Change text alignment

Text alignment tool for the Quote block

Using the alignment drop-down from the toolbar, you are able to align the Quote block to the left, make it center-aligned, or align it to the right.


Bold text tool for the Quote block

You can select the text in the Quote block and use the Bold option or Ctrl+B or Cmd+B on your keyboard to bold it, which is usually heavier than the surrounding text.


Italic text tool for the Quote block

You can select any text inside the Quote block and use the Italic option or Ctrl+I or Cmd+I on your keyboard to italicize it, which usually appears slanted to the right.


Link tool for the Quote block

Use the link icon to insert a hyperlink to the highlighted text inside the Quote block. You can also use the Ctrl+K or Cmd+K keyboard shortcut.

Clicking on the link icon will open a dialog box.

Link dialog box

You can type in the URL of the page you want to link to.

You can also use the Search text box to search for pages on your own website. If you start typing a keyword into the Search text box, WordPress will list Posts and Pages on your website that match the keyword. This is helpful for on-site link building.

The Open in new tab toggle switch allows you to control where the new page should open. By default, the switch is set to off.

  • off opens in the same browser tab
  • on opens in a new browser tab

Tip: If you already have the URL of the website you want to link to in the clipboard, highlight the text, you want to make into a link, and use Ctrl+V to add the hyperlink to the text.

More Rich Text controls

The More Rich Text option on a block toolbar gives you more features to customize the text. 

More Rich Text options for the Quote block
  • Use the Highlight option to change the color of the selected text and its background.
  • Use the Inline code feature to format code snippets within your text differently. Not only that, but Inline code formatting also prevents the code from being executed instead of displayed.
  • The Inline image feature allows you to add an image to your block. It has one option: enter the desired pixel width for your image.
  • The Keyboard Input option allows you to add the <kbd> tag to the selected text.
  • Use the Strikethrough option to place a horizontal line through the middle of the selected text. Example: Quote Block
  • Use the Subscript option to set the selected text slightly below the normal type line. Example: QuoteBlock
  • Use the Superscript option to set the selected text slightly above the normal type line. Example: QuoteBlock

More options

The More options button on a block toolbar gives you more features to customize the block.

Read about these and other settings.

Block settings

The block settings panel contains customization options specific to the block. To open it, select the block and click the Settings button next to the Publish/Update button.

Block settings button on the editor


You can modify the Quote block styles by choosing the Default or Plain buttons in the Styles settings panel. Hover over the Default or Plain buttons to get a preview of the styles. 

The style options may vary based on your theme.

Styles option for the Quote block

Based on which style you choose for the Quote block, WordPress automatically adds a CSS class to the Quote block. You can find the class in the Advanced settings panel under the Additional CSS class(es) section.

Adding additional CSS for the Quote block


The Quote block provides Color settings options to change the text and background colors.

See this guide for more information about changing colors.


The Quote block provides typography settings to change the font family, size, appearance, line height, letter case, letter spacing, and decoration.

Get more details about changing typography settings.


The Quote block provides dimension settings options to change padding and margin size.

For details refer to this support article: Dimension settings overview


The Advanced tab lets you add HTML anchor and CSS class(es) to your block.

Advanced settings tool for the Quote block
The “Advanced” tab lets you add HTML anchor and CSS class(es) to your block.

HTML anchor allows you to make a unique web address for a particular Quote block. Then, you’ll be able to link directly to a Quote block of your page.The Additional CSS class(es) lets you add CSS class(es) to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.


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