A blockquote is an HTML tag for designating a section of quoted text.
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Blockquotes are used for text both on the web and printed material. You use them to surround the text of material you are bringing into your article that is written by someone else that you are quoting.
As the reader reads through a web article, they must identify clearly the difference between the original content and copied content.
There are two ways to quote from other sources. You may add the information in quotes, just like in traditional media such as how Lorelle VanFossen explains that it’s important to “learn how to link and quote from published material to stay safe and on the right side of International Copyright Laws.” That example includes a link to the source and the quoted content within quote marks, identifying it as content not in the author’s words.
In a blockquote, the citation link may come before, after, or within the blockquote. Here are examples. Continue reading WordPress Words: Blockquotes