Template:Blockquote paragraphs

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The <blockquote> element and any templates that use it do not honor newlines:

Markup Renders as
<blockquote>
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4
</blockquote>

Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4

An easy solution is to use the {{poem quote}} template instead of <blockquote>...</blockquote>. This is effectively the same as using the <poem> tag inside <blockquote>, which converts line breaks to <br /> tags:

Markup Renders as
<blockquote><poem>
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4
</poem></blockquote>

Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4

To markup actual paragraphs within block quotations, entire blank lines can be used between them, which will convert to <p>...</p> tags:

Markup Renders as
<blockquote>
Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3
</blockquote>

Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3

Note that it may be necessary to put a line break in the wikitext before <blockquote> and after </blockquote> in order for the paragraphs to render with the intended separation. (This also makes the wikitext easier to read.)

This paragraph style also works with {{blockquote}}, which is a replacement for <blockquote> that also has parameters to make formatting of the attribution more convenient and consistent.

Blockquote and templates that call it, and are indented with colon (:), bulleted with asterisk (*), or numbered with number (#), will generate errors and incorrectly display anything after a newline character.

Markup Renders as
:<blockquote>Paragraph 1
Paragraph 2</blockquote>

Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2
Markup Renders as
*<blockquote>Paragraph 1
Paragraph 2</blockquote>
  • Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2
Markup Renders as
#<blockquote>Paragraph 1
Paragraph 2</blockquote>
  1. Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

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