Is there a way to adjust the width of a ‘quote’?

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  • #430538

    arcadata
    Member

    Hi, I was just wondering if there is a way to adjust the width of a ‘quote’?

    Like for example, in this post of mine – http://wp.me/pspxi-3Xz – the quote is placed inside this box automatically by wordpress or the theme I’m using (iNove), but the box extends the entire width of the page. Is there a way of contracting it to a smaller box? Just wondering.

    The blog I need help with is randomizeme.wordpress.com.

    #430720

    If you have the paid CSS upgrade and experience editing CSS then you can do that. Otherwise, you have to live with the theme author’s design decisions.

    #430721

    arcadata
    Member

    @thesacredpath

    Thanks for the quick response. Oh, okay – don’t know a thing about CSS so won’t touch that. Pity though since I find the way it looks now so ugly.

    #430722

    I’m not fond of the dashed border either, and I agree about the width.

    #430751

    @arcadata: Without the CSS upgrade, you can make your blockquotes narrower this way (in the html editor):

    <div class="aligncenter" style="width:80%;">
    BLOCKQUOTE_HERE
    </div>

    Or this way:

    <div style="padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;">
    BLOCKQUOTE_HERE
    </div>

    In both cases you can change the numbers, of course.

    Or you can style your blockquotes any way you like – see this post plus the posts it links to:

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/formatting-text-pt-2/

    #430752

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    From panos:

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/category/blockquotes/

    …in some themes blockquotes are graced with all sorts of decorative frills, which you may or may not like. If you don’t, you can have plain-looking blockquotes by using the padding code again, in this case for both sides of the text:
    
    <div style="padding-left:2.5em;padding-right:2.5em;">
    TEXT_HERE
    </div>

    You can also add text color, background color and other styling.

    #430753

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    refresh refresh refresh…

    #430756

    Morning!

    Since you added this example, let me clarify that “TEXT_HERE” means plain text whereas “BLOCKQUOTE_HERE” means text enclosed in the blockquote tags.

    #430899

    arcadata
    Member

    @panaghiotisadam,

    Thank you – you are genius!!!! I like the contracted box … I’ll also check out that link posted.

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