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tips:customquoting

Colored or indented quoting

DokuWiki can mark some text by preceding it with one or more > characters. By default DokuWiki just adds blue bars in front of the quoted text:

This is some quoted text
here is some more

You can change how the quoting looks by changing the stylesheet style.css. Find the following block:

.quote {
  border-left: 2px solid #8cacbb;
  padding-left: 3px;
}

Replace it with something you may prefer. E.g. indenting every quote and format the first level red, the second one green and the following ones blue:

.quote {
  padding-left: 1em;
}
div.quote {
  color: #cf0000;
}
div.quote div.quote {
  color: #00cf00;
}
div.quote div.quote div.quote {
  color: #0000cf;
}

Updated for new DokuWiki releases

This does not work in the current (2005-07-13) version. ”.quote” has become “blockquote”, and as far as I can tell no divs are involved anymore. A quick test shows that this works:

blockquote {
  padding-left: 1em;
  color: #cf0000;
}
blockquote blockquote {
  color: #00cf00;
}
blockquote blockquote blockquote {
  color: #0000cf;
}

or, in patch form (Odesign.css → design.css)

--- Odesign.css 2005-12-04 18:28:17.359375000 +0200
+++ design.css  2005-12-04 18:28:56.265625000 +0200
@@ -381,11 +381,19 @@
 }
 
 blockquote {
-  border-left: 2px solid #8cacbb;
-  padding-left: 3px;
+  padding-left: 1em;
+  color: #cf0000;
   margin-left: 0;
 }
 
+blockquote blockquote {
+  color: #00cf00;
+}
+
+blockquote blockquote blockquote {
+  color: #0000cf;
+}
+
 /* code blocks by indention */
 pre.pre {
   font-size: 120%;

Robert Meerman 2005/07/21 16:30

Another hack

The following hack works with the latest (2005-05-07) version of DokuWiki. This change will create the kind of quoting often seen on Internet discussion boards.

Find the following section in /tpl/default/design.css

blockquote {
  border-left: 2px solid #8cacbb;
  padding-left: 3px;
  margin-left: 0;
}

I have replaced it with

blockquote {
  border: 1px dotted #8cacbb;
  margin-left: 3em;
  margin-right: 3em;
  padding: 3px;
}

ta' Lajzar

Discussion

Any chance of some syntax rule being added to DokuWiki, to handle this colored quote? If not, what would be the best steps to take to add a custom syntax rule to a DokuWiki installation? Thanks. – straider 31.01.2005 20:14.

I want to have discussion indent like on Wikipedia - every new post is more indent to left. I tried to add margin-left and padding-left to blockquote and nothing worked… thanks for help. And sorry my English:) PhaX

tips/customquoting.txt · Last modified: 2011/03/18 06:17 by 207.65.119.239