The Pull Quote page element is a way to highlight an important section of the text on your page. You can customize the color and alignment of the text in a pull quote. The pull quote also contains a “citation” field that allows you to attribute the quote you are featuring.
Pull quotes are assumed to be visual enhancements only—that is, the text that you’re highlighting with a pull quote already appears somewhere in your normal content.
With that in mind, pull quotes are “hidden” from certain assistive technologies (like screenreaders), so as to avoid confusing users with repeated quotes given out of context. Do not enter any quotes that do not appear elsewhere in your post or page text.
To add a Pull Quote to your page:
- Make sure you have installed the NC State Shortcodes and Shortcake (Shortcode UI) plugins on your site.
- Follow the steps to add a shortcode to your page. Select Pull Quote from the options panel.
- Enter your text (no HTML) in the Quote Body window and customize your pull quote.
- Citation: Enter the name of the person who said the quote. (optional)
- Text Color: Choose a university-brand compliant color for your quote text.
- Alignment: Choose left, center or right side of the page
- Click the Insert Element button in the bottom right hand corner of the pane
Pull Quote Example
It would be easy enough to show that the concept of structure and even the word “structure” itself are as old as the episteme –that is to say, as old as western science and western philosophy-and that their roots thrust deep into the soil of ordinary language, into whose deepest recesses the episteme plunges to gather them together once more, making them part of itself in a metaphorical displacement. Nevertheless, up until the event which I wish to mark out and define, structure-or rather the structurality of structure-although it has always been involved, has always been neutralized or reduced, and this by a process of giving it a center or referring it to a point of presence, a fixed origin. The function of this center was not only to orient, balance, and organize the structure-one cannot in fact conceive of an unorganized structure-but above all to make sure that the organizing principle of the structure would limit what we might call the freeplay of the structure. No doubt that by orienting and organizing the coherence of the system, the center of a structure permits the freeplay of its elements inside the total form. And even today the notion of a structure lacking any center represents the unthinkable itself.