Bloctoquote simplifies the creation of block quotes in Octopress. It is available as a Chrome extension and a Firefox add-on.
Please note that this add-on is third-party software and is not supported by, affiliated with, or even known to exist by the good folks that created and maintain Octopress. I wrote it to make my life easier, and wanted to share it with you.
Get the extension from the Chrome Webstore here (it’s free!) by clicking the
Add to Chrome button and following the instructions.
Note: The webstore will show a pop-up telling you that the extension can ”access your tabs and browsing activity” — without these permissions, Bloctoquote can’t get the data to fill in the page title, URL, or text selection. Nothing else is collection, and nothing is stored (except for plopping it into the clipboard, obviously). If you don’t believe me, you can check out the source code yourself. :)
Get the add-on from Mozilla here by clicking on the
Add to Firefox button and following the instructions.
It’s easy to use Bloctoquote.
- Select the text on the webpage that you’d like to quote.
- Right-click to open your browser’s context menu and choose Create Blockquote.
- Go to your text editor of choice and use your system’s paste command.
- If desired, change the
Sourceplaceholder in the first line of the pasted text (e.g., with the author’s name).
Note: If you decide to set the
Source placeholder blank, then Octopress’s blockquote module will not display any source link or title, either.
The full source code is available on GitHub:
Bloctoquote is distributed under an MIT/X11 License.