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Template:Cquote

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Insert the text of the quote here, without quotation marks.

Template: Cquote
Use on/in Articles, talk pages
Use for Make quotations stand out
Category template applies to page (none)
Template Parameters
(See Template style manual).
Name Purpose Required? SMW property Comment
1 Quoted text yes
2 (or) quotewidth Width of the quotation marks(?) no
3 Nothing no Should be "quoteheight", but isn't defined anywhere.
4 Who said it no
5 Where the quote comes from no This parameter is ignored unless parameter 4 is supplied.
THIS TEMPLATE IS OBSOLETE

This template will produce the message

THIS TEMPLATE IS OBSOLETE. USE {{pull quote}} (OR {{quote}}) INSTEAD.

on any article in which it is used. Because this template was widely used before being made obsolete, it has been modified to continue to work as designed on the following pages:

The last two exceptions will be removed once the templates on those pages have been replaced.

Use {{quote}} for standard quotes, and {{pull quote}} for highlighting bits of text from the article.




This is a standard quotation template used on wikis such as Wikipedia. Unfortunately, it is also one of the less intuitive ones when it comes to practical use.

In most cases, it will be used with only the first parameter (and the quote's source being indicated in the article text before it):

{{cquote|Without a doubt, the most spectacular way to die in space is to fall into a black hole.}}

This produces:

Without a doubt, the most spectacular way to die in space is to fall into a black hole.

To only add citation info (who/where), the second and third parameters have to be left blank (note the three pipe characters there):

{{cquote|Without a doubt, the most spectacular way to die in space is to fall into a black hole.|||Neil deGrasse Tyson|Death By Black Hole}}


Which produces:

Without a doubt, the most spectacular way to die in space is to fall into a black hole.

—Neil deGrasse Tyson, Death By Black Hole

Alternatively the 4th & 5th parameters can by included by number:

{{cquote|Without a doubt, the most spectacular way to die in space is to fall into a black hole.|4=Neil deGrasse Tyson|5=Death By Black Hole}}

Which has exactly the same result.

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See also

  • {{quote}}—standard formatting for a quote.
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