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In Wordpress, I would like to add a custom styling to the <blockquote> elements, replacing Wordpress' default usage by using a function (or however is easiest).

When using the WYSIWYG editor, highlighting text, and then clicking the "blockquote" button, I would like the highlighted text to be wrapped with the following HTML rather than just a <blockquote> tag:

<div class="span3 quote well"> 
  <i class="icon-quote-left icon-2x pull-left icon-muted"></i>
  <blockquote class="lead">HIGHLIGHTED TEXT</blockquote>
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Why not use a shortcode for that? This way you can leave the functionality as is, still have your individual markup, and bundled as a plugin, you can easily take it with you to another WP install, for example. – tfrommen Apr 19 '13 at 14:06
How would I go about doing that? – adamdehaven Apr 19 '13 at 14:14
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Put this in your functions.php:

add_shortcode('my_blockquote', 'my_blockquote');
function my_blockquote($atts, $content) {
    return '<div class="span3 quote well">'.PHP_EOL
        .'<i class="icon-quote-left icon-2x pull-left icon-muted"></i>'.PHP_EOL
        .'<blockquote class="lead">'.$content.'</blockquote>'.PHP_EOL

Then, on a page/post, just write:

[my_blockquote]Content goes here...[/my_blockquote]

and that's it.

// EDIT: To add a quicktag button, put this also in functions.php:

function add_blockquote_quicktag() {
    <script type="text/javascript">
    QTags.addButton( 'my_blockquote', 'B', '[my_blockquote]', '[/my_blockquote]', 'B', 'My blockquote', 1 );
add_action( 'admin_print_footer_scripts', 'add_blockquote_quicktag' );
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Is there a way to incorporate this into a function so that it is automatically applied even in the WYSIWYG editor, so the user only has to highlight and click rather than remember the shortcode? (I know - laziness - but the user is "slow"). – adamdehaven Apr 19 '13 at 14:19
I just updated my answer. – tfrommen Apr 19 '13 at 14:24
Thanks! Works perfectly! – adamdehaven Apr 19 '13 at 14:29

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