Verse Block

Write poetry and other literary expressions honoring all spaces and line-breaks.


The verse block is for writing poetry and other literary expressions. Unlike traditional paragraph text, it leaves all spaces & line-breaks untouched, displaying them exactly as you enter them.

Gutenberg Verse block example

Verse Block Settings

Limited settings are available when using the verse block:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Strikethrough
  • Additional CSS Class

Aside from just a few typographic styling options (bold, italic & strikethrough), the design of your verse block will depend on your theme.

Customize a Verse Block

Bold, Italics & Strikethrough

To apply these styles to your verse, simply click the B for bold, the I for italics, and the ABC for strikethrough.

Gutenberg editor - bold, italic & strikethrough options

Additional CSS Class

The only other setting for a verse block is the ability to add a custom CSS class.

  • Multiple CSS classes are permitted
  • Separate each class name with a space

Switch a Verse to a Paragraph Block

A verse can only be converted back into a paragraph block, returning it to normal text formatting.

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Updated: February 28, 2018