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GTQuotes - custom quote box as seen on
Mod Version: 1.00, by Princeton (Coder/Designer) Princeton is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (9 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 121
Released: 12 Feb 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 737
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Now you can have the same bbcode_quote template modification as seen on

Why GTQuotes - A Custom bbcode_quote Template Modification?
  • Uses the <cite> element to markup the names of referenced quotes.
  • Uses the <blockquote> element for quoting paragraphs of text.
  • Less code.
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  1. Download
  2. Upload q.gif to your images/misc folder. (NOTE: I supplied a few quote gifs for you to choose from. Just upload the one that you will use.)
    1. FIND "Additional CSS" table
    2. ENTER custom CSS after your defined CSS: (NOTE: You may need to change image URL.)
  4. Go to ADMINCP / STYLE MANAGER / Edit Templates
    1. REPLACE bbcode_quote TEMPLATE
Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly does this modification do?
A) Once implemented, this modification will change the way quotes appear to the reader - similar to how it is here on
Not sure what this is suppose to do. Can you provide a screenshot?
Originally Posted by Princeton
Here's how it looks like.
Originally Posted by Freesteyelz View Post
Props to the new quote.
Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
yeah, looks cool.
Originally Posted by deezelpope View Post
Yeah, they're very cool!
Originally Posted by Audentio View Post
I love em :P. It looks perfect on the Blue lagoon style.

Why don't you have a border around the quote?
A) It defeats the purpose as to why I created it. It was created because there's a difference in how the QUOTE and other (ie. PHP, HTML, CODE) bbcodes are displayed. For example, the default QUOTE bbcode is displayed with a 100% width whereas the others are a fixed width. To me, this wasn't consistent with the overall design. It looked fine by itself but in combination with others it just didn't flow. At least not for me.

Q) Why don't you use an endquote?
A) It just doesn't look right when using multiple quotes. It's actually a bit confusing.

Q) Why does my quote image not display?
  1. Make sure you uploaded the image.
  2. Check custom CSS and:
    1. check that the location of the image is correct (default : /forums/images/misc/q.gif)
    2. check that the name of image is correct (default : q.gif)
  • Feb 12th 2008 - GTQuotes - A Custom bbcode_quote Template Modification release
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Old 09 Aug 2008, 08:09
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one thing, how can i move the gray line from right to left?
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 09:06
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Okies one more...

Could the css be changed slightly so that the quoted message had a diff background colour ?
love this, but same question.

just want to offset the tone of the regular content area a bit more.
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Old 14 Oct 2008, 05:54
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yes works great on 3.7 very nice clean look compared to default! great job.
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Old 17 Oct 2008, 12:37
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Originally Posted by GrendelKhan{TSU View Post
love this, but same question.

just want to offset the tone of the regular content area a bit more.
I modified my additional CSS in style template so it included a

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Only thing is, it only colors the background of the area where the quoted text is, not the whole section that includes the "quoted by" and the quotation marks itself. Change the color here to whatever color you want as the background for your quote (you can use #000000 - #FFFFFF for custom colors).

It does look better with a slightly different background color, in my opinion.

You'll want to flush the signature cache out after doing this since you may have users using the quote bbcode in their signatures. (Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Update Counters, then click Empty Signature Cache)
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Old 18 Oct 2008, 14:26
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Works great on 3.8.0 Beta 1.
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Old 11 Nov 2008, 02:58
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installed and working on 3.6.12.
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 04:29
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Originally Posted by Vindictive View Post
Works great on 3.8.0 Beta 1.
And on 3.8 Gold
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 03:11
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with some adjustments it works for vb blog
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 05:18
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Originally Posted by Stubbed View Post
And on 3.8 Gold
And on 3.8.1

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Old 10 May 2009, 21:16
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and pelase some one let me know:

as i'm using arabic language forum, i want to put background picture (q.gif) to the other side, from left to right.

which code i should use for it?

thanks friends.
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Old 28 May 2009, 14:35
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Installed on 3.8.2 with no problems at all!
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Old 23 Nov 2009, 05:29
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Originally Posted by mikkitine View Post
Just thought I might provide additional quote images.

Attached are .png versions of the quote image. These can be used on any background and you won't see any white bits hanging off them.

All you need to do is change
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Before placing it in additional css. If you want to use the white quote image change the file name to "w-q.png". Oh, and don't forget to upload the images, hehehe.
thanks for the images

thanks for a great mod, works great on 3.8.4 PL1
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Old 05 Jul 2011, 20:28
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thank s for the code, works on 4x as well

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Old 02 Sep 2011, 05:04
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thanks just installed on my 4.1.4
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