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The Quotes module allows users to maintain a list of quotations that they find notable, humorous, famous, infamous, or otherwise worthy of sharing with website visitors. Quotes are currently stored as pseudo-nodes, and users with the appropriate permissions can maintain their own list of quotes much like maintaining their own blog.

Administrators can define one or more quote blocks to display either the latest quote or a random quote matching certain criteria. The quotes displayed in each block can be filtered by role, user, node, or category.

Support for Views is included.

Examples of possible uses are:

  • Show visitors a random quote of the day (like “Fortune” of Unix ver. 7).
  • To present testimonials about a product or service on a marketing site.

Development version status

The development version for Drupal 7 (7.x-1.x-dev) is currently the only version available. It has known bugs (see issue queue) and is not ready for use on a production site. Your help on testing this code is greatly appreciated.

Version Status

The pre 7.x branches (4.x, 5.x and 6.x) are no longer supported. Please do not post issues for these releases. Old issues pertaining to those branches will be closed as “outdated”.

The 7.x branch is a developmental release. Some of the module functionally works, areas which are still being worked on include:

  • Convert pseudo-nodes into real Drupal 7 nodes, leveraging on fields.
  • Use taxonomy terms for Authors and Bios
  • Improve ability to import and export quotes
  • Allow setting the teaser length
  • Complete module conversion to use Drupal 7 API's and data structure

As of today the 7.x branch still uses some the older data structure of Drupal 6 for certain functions. This must be fixed before a full 7.x-1.0 release can be made.

There is currently no Drupal 8.x branch. I want to have a stable 7.x-1.0 version before starting on a port to Drupal 8.

Known quirks

  • If no body field appears when you try to add a quote, please see this issue: #1873558: Manual field activation required to add quotes...
  • after installing or upgrading the Quotes project, you should visit the general setting area (Configuration » Content authoring » Quotes) to verify your preferences.
  • If you request quotes for a user that does not exist (quotes/99), you will get a “Page Not Found”.
  • If you request quotes for a user that has no quotes, you will get a line that says “No quotes found”.

Migrating from pre 7.x versions

  • The 6.x version is based upon the 5.x-1.2 version, so all changes before that release are incorporated.
  • If you have used the “Authors Name” field for biographical information in a pre 7.x version, please refer to this issue: #1329964: Quotes Author and Bio's.


Any help with development (patches, reviews, comments) are welcome.

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