WordPress: A “blockquote” happy accident

“The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.” – Jim Hightower, former Texas Secretary of Agriculture


The quote above shows what happens when you add an image to the blockquote (“) tag in WordPress. MSU J-School Prof Joe Grimm said that a student discovered this welcome result after mistakenly adding an image to the coding for the blockquote.

WordPress users can add blockquotes to their by using posts the icon in Visual view (b-quote in HTML view) (see the red arrow below). To add a thumbnail image, just insert your cursor inside the tag.

WordPress blockquote in Visual view

In Visual view

WordPress dashboard/posting in HTML view

In HTML view


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