Quote Block

Go back to the list of Blocks

Adding quotes can help you highlight great reviews from your audience or phrases that inspire you.  

You can add a quote block to your page from the Add Block button.

Alternatively, you can use the slash command /quote, then press enter.

You can also choose the quote block from the Add Block button.

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

Block Toolbar 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.

The Quote block shows standard five buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Moving handles
  • Change alignment
  • Text Editing options (bold, italics, add a link, and drop-down for more text editing options)
  • More options

Transform to:

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 “Group” block, “List” block, “Heading” block, or “PullQuote”. The “Group” would give you the ability to change the background color around the Quote.

Moving handles

The up and down arrow icons can be used to move a block up and down in your document.

Detailed instructions on moving a block within the editor can be found here

Change Alignment

Block toolbar with the drop-down for alignment.

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

Text Editing Options

Bold and Italics

Used quite frequently, Bold and Italics formatting have their own buttons on the Toolbar. The shortcuts are CTRL+b (or Command+B) for bold and CTRL+i (or Command+i) for italics.

Insert Hyperlinks

Use the chain link icon to insert a hyperlink to your highlighted text. Or use the CTRL + k (or Command+k) keyboard shortcut.

The Search mentioned in the text box relates to searched on your own website. If you start typing a keyword, if will offer you a list of post and page titles from your own website for on-site link building.

Open in new tab

The toggle switch allows you to control where the new page should open:

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

By default the switch is set to off, as your site visitors should control how she wants to read your linked page.

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 Text Editing Options

Block tool bar with the drop-down for More Text Editing Options

Inline Code

Use inline code feature to format code snippets within your text differently. Not only that, but Inline code formatting also prevents the code to be executed instead of displayed.

Inline Image

The inline image feature allows you to add an image into your paragraph. It has one option: enter the desired pixel width for your image.


Using the “Strikethrough” option adds a line through your highlighted text.

Subscript and Superscript

The “Subscript” option allows you to add subscript to your highlighted text.

The “Superscript” option allows you to add superscript to your highlighted text.

Text Color

Using the colors from the inline Text Color tool allows you to change the color for highlighted text.

More Options:

Hide Block Settings

The Hide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.


Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.


Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.

Insert Before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert After

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move To

If you select Move To, you will get a blue line inside your content, you can then use the arrows to move that line up and down to where you want the selected content to be moved into, hitting return on your keyboard at that point moves the block to that position.

Edit as HTML

The Edit as HTML option allows you to modify the HTML code of the embed block.

Add to Reusable blocks

Using the Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other posts or pages as well.


Select the Group option if you want to create a group of blocks and treat them as a unit. You can for instance add a common background color or other blocks to the group.

Remove Block

With the Remove Block option, you can delete the selected block from your content.


On the left side of the toolbar is the block type button. Clicking this will let you choose between two block styles. Block styles might be added or modified by your theme.

Top ↑

Block Settings Block Settings

Every block has specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar. If you do not see the sidebar, simply click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.

The block styles can also be found in the sidebar settings along with the additional CSS class field.


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

Top ↑

Changelog Changelog

  • Updated 2020-09-21
    • Updated 5.5 video
  • Updated 2020-09-14
    • Updated 5.5 screenshots
    • Updated block toolbar new features
    • Updated block settings new features
  • Updated 2020-06-18
    • Added ‘Link back to blocks’ to the top of the page
    • Converted the ‘Advanced’ reusable block to a regular block
    • Add the ‘Changelog’
  • Created 2019-03-07

Was this article helpful? How could it be improved?