The verse block is ideal for writing poetry on your site.

Adding block

To add a verse block, click on the Block Inserter icon and select the “Verse” block.

Inserting verse block

Alternatively, you can start typing /verse in a new paragraph block, then press enter.

Transforming block

Optionally, you can transform the verse block into a paragraph block.

Transform the verse block into a paragraph block

Block interface

Each block comes with unique toolbar icons and specific user controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.

To reveal the block toolbar, you can click on the block and the toolbar will display.

Verse block with basic text formatting options

The toolbar options in this block are pretty much the same as the paragraph block. However, the verse block lets you add extra spaces between words and line-breaks within the block.

The front-end of your post or page will also display the spacing just as you typed it.

The verse block offers basic formatting options in its toolbar:

  • Text alignment
  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Hyperlink
  • Strikethrough

Clicking on the ⚙ cog icon next to the publish button will toggle the visibility of this panel.

The verse block settings in the sidebar

While most blocks have specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar, the verse block does not have extra options to alter.


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and apply styles to the block as you see fit.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block

Last updated: 3 years ago

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