I have no idea if I'm in the right place, but anyone help me customise my site? My current wordpress theme has blockquotes that look basically identical to regular (bold) text. Could I use CSS Additions (or create a custom block) so that all my wordpress quotes look just like the black example right at the bottom of this page? I don't want to use the addon itself because it slows down my whole blog a lot. I will only ever use this kind of blockquote for consistency, so it would be better for me if I just had a standard block I could use. (I don't need any of the hundreds of customisation options that plugin gives.) The block or bock-quote would need to be responsive if possible.

Thanks for your help!


Are you using a child theme? If so, look in your child theme's style.css file and find the blockquote styles and change the code to something like below, or add the custom CSS into any additional CSS areas that may be included in your theme's Customizer options to override the stylesheet.

To take inspiration from the referenced example, you can do something like...

blockquote {
  background-color: black;
  color: white;
  border-radius: 4px;
  font-size: 2rem;
  font-style: italic;

Note that the code above doesn't include the quote character in the background. There's a couple of approaches to accomplish that—either using a background-image + background-position, or using a ::before pseudo-element (depending on what icon fonts you're using).

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.