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Extract blockquote info


This plugin extracts cite="" and title="" details from blockquote to display with attribution and link below the quote. cite field is for the web address of source quoted from. title for the name of the author or source.

An example of a typical block quotation (html mark-up) in use would like the following:

<blockquote cite="" title="Mahatma Gandhi">
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

When viewed on the web, it would look like:

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you
were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

This plugin is based on a javascript code by Dunstan Orchard. You might want to see Dunstan’s Demo page on how it works.


  1. Upload ext-blockquote-info.php and blockquotes.js to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


Does this plugin modify the database?

No, it does not. So it’s safe.

Is blockquote cite link and title visible in the feed too?

Feeds do not load javascripts, so no, you’ll not see it in the feed. However, by virtue of the additional information within your blockquotes, title is visible when mouse pointer is hovered over a quote. All credits to you for filling in the info, and none to this plugin for such visibility.

Contributors & Developers

“Extract blockquote info” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.