Verse Block

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

In order to add a verse block, click on the Add Block button.

You can also type /verse and hit enter in a new paragraph block to add one quickly.

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

Block Toolbar

Each block has its own block-specific controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor. The verse block is pretty straightforward so it only has the convert block type and more options control. 

  • Convert block type
  • Left Alignment
  • Center Alignment
  • Right Alignment
  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Insert Hyperlink
  • Strikethrough
  • More Options

The options are the same as the paragraph block, but the verse block lets you add extra spaces between words and line-breaks within the block. The live site will display the spacing just as you typed it.

Note that the layout of the verse block on your live site may change according to the styles of the theme you are using.

Block Settings

Every block has specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar. If you do not see the sidebar, simply click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.

The block settings can be found in the sidebar.
The block settings can be found in the sidebar.

This block only offers the advanced setting.


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit. When selecting one of the three styles available, this field is pre-populated with the CSS class that targets the chosen style.