Pull quotes have been around for a long time as a useful way for writers and editors to break up the monotony of long copy and capture the attention of the reader with an important quote. Plus, well designed pull quotes add a clean and professional look to the text.

A pull quote is similar to a blockquote in the way that it blocks out a quote to make it stand out from the rest. Technically, the difference between a pull quote and a blockquote is the content being used. A pull quote repeats an important quote already mentioned in a post. A blockquote pulls from an external source.

Today I’m going to show you how you can add uniquely styled pull quotes to your Divi posts or pages using the blockquote tag and custom CSS. Whether you use them as pull quotes or blockquotes is up to you.

Let’s get started.

Adding The Custom CSS For Your Pull Quote

The pull quotes will be styled and positioned using only CSS. To implement the style for your pullquotes, go to Divi → Theme Customizer, and , under General Settings, add the following CSS in the Custom CSS box:

  /*pullquotes css*/    /*Pull quote text styling*/  blockquote.et-pullquote p {  font-size: 22px;  line-height: 35px;  font-style: italic;  letter-spacing: 1px;  color: #666;  font-weight: 300;  }    /*Pull quotes with open quotation mark*/    blockquote.et-pullquote.left.quote, blockquote.et-pullquote.right.quote{  position: relative;  border-left: none;  }    blockquote.et-pullquote.left.quote:before {      content: "201C";      font-size: 75px;      position: absolute;      top: 10px;      left: -16px;      font-family: lato;      color: #888;  }    blockquote.et-pullquote.right.quote:before {      content: "201C";      font-size: 75px;      position: absolute;      top: 10px;      left: -16px;      font-family: lato;      color: #888;  }    /*Pull quotes with top border*/  blockquote.et-pullquote.left.topborder, blockquote.et-pullquote.right.topborder{  border-left: none;  border-top-width: 5px;  border-top-style: solid;  padding: 5px;  }    /*Pull quotes with dark background*/  blockquote.et-pullquote.left.dark, blockquote.et-pullquote.right.dark{  border-left: none;  padding: 10px;  background: #333;  }    blockquote.et-pullquote.left.dark p, blockquote.et-pullquote.right.dark p {  color: #fff;  }    @media all and (min-width: 700px) {    blockquote.et-pullquote{  padding: 0 20px;  max-width: 300px;  }    /*Pull quote Left*/  blockquote.et-pullquote.left{      float: left;      margin: 20px 20px 20px -10%;  }  /*Pull quote Right*/  blockquote.et-pullquote.right{      float: right;      margin: 20px -10% 20px 20px;  }  }  

The CSS above has comments throughout so you can distinguish the code for each pull quote style. Hopefully it will be easier for you to go back and adjust the style of the pull quote to fit your needs.

Setting up the Post or Page

Now that your CSS is in place. It is time to add your page or post. For this example I’m going to use a post.

From the WordPress Dashboard, go to Divi → Posts → Add New.

It doesn’t matter if you are using the Divi Builder or the Default Editor for your post. But for this example I’m using the Divi Builder, so click the large purple “Use The Divi Builder” button.

From the default standard section that shows, click to edit the Row Module Settings.

Under General Settings, change the following:

Use Custom Width: YES
Custom Width: 600px

Save & Exit

Next, insert a fullwidth column to your row.

Then add a Text Module to your fullwidth column.

In the Text Module Settings, make sure you click the “text” tab on your wysiwyg editor box and add about 5 paragraphs of text. Highlight the block of text you want to use for the pull quote and click the B-QUOTE shortcode button to wrap the text in the blockquote tag.

Now you are ready to add unique classes to your blockquote tag that will style your pull quote based on the custom CSS you entered earlier.

Adding and Styling Your Pull Quotes with Blockquote Tags

There are countless ways to style your pull quotes. I’ve included 5 different styles you can use with a left or right alignment.

Add a Pull Quote that Floats Left or Right

Pull Quote Left

Add this blockquote:

  
Eu est quot porro legimus, ne elitr aliquam menandri duo, quo dictas vituperata ut. Ei mei tale expetendis.

This is the result:

Pull Quote Right

Add this blockquote:

  
Eu est quot porro legimus, ne elitr aliquam menandri duo, quo dictas vituperata ut. Ei mei tale expetendis.

This is the result:

Note: The color of the left border on the pull quote is going to be whatever you have set as your theme accent color. To change this go to Divi → Theme Customizer → General Settings → Layout Settings and change the Theme Accent Color option.

Adding Pull Quotes with a Large Open Quotation

Add this blockquote for a left aligned pull quote with a large open quotation:

  
Eu est quot porro legimus, ne elitr aliquam menandri duo, quo dictas vituperata ut. Ei mei tale expetendis.

Here is the result:

Adding Pull Quotes with Top Border

Add this blockquote for a left aligned pull quote with a top border:

  
Eu est quot porro legimus, ne elitr aliquam menandri duo, quo dictas vituperata ut. Ei mei tale expetendis.

Here is the result:

Adding Pull Quotes with Dark Background

Add this blockquote for a left aligned pull quote with a dark background:

  
Eu est quot porro legimus, ne elitr aliquam menandri duo, quo dictas vituperata ut. Ei mei tale expetendis.

Here is the result:

Changing your pull quotes to fullwidth

Right now your pull quotes have a max width of 300px. In order to make them full width and extend the length of the content section, replace the following CSS:

  blockquote.et-pullquote{  padding: 0 20px;  max-width: 300px;  }  

With this…

  blockquote.et-pullquote{  padding: 0 20px;  }  

Here is an example of what a left align pullquote with a large open quotation looks like as fullwidth:

That’s it!

Is It Responsive?

Yes. The pull quote’s left and right positioning only affects screen sizes 700px and above. Any screen size below 700px will position the pull quote as a normal blockquote (fullwidth and properly spaced).

Final Thoughts

If you don’t want to settle for a default blockquote on your blog, take advantage of these custom pull quotes. They will grab the attention of readers and add a nice design feature to your posts.

I hope this will be helpful on your blog and/or on your next project.

For a more in depth look at blockquotes and pull quotes and how to use them in your blog, check out this post.

I look forward to hearing from you in the comments.

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