Verse Block

The Verse Block lets you add poems, verses, song lyrics, etc. to your content with special spacing formats …

WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – Verse

WordPress Gutenberg - Verse Block

This tutorial is part of our WordPress Gutenberg: The Ultimate Guide For Non-Technical WordPress Users series.


Verse Block Description

The Verse Block lets you add poems, verses, song lyrics, etc. to your content with special spacing formats.

Add Verses to WordPress using the Verse Block

(Add Verses to WordPress using the Verse Block)

How To Use The Verse Block

To add a Verse Block:

  • Either:
    • Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool in the Editing Toolbar section and select a ‘Verse’ block (in Most Used or Formatting section), or
    • Add the ‘Verse’ block in the Content Area.
  • Type or paste in your content.
  • Use the tools in the Verse Block Editor or Block Settings section to edit and format your Verse.

Let’s go through the above steps:

First, create a new post or page or open an existing post or page and either:

Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool and select a ‘Verse’ block …

'Add Block' Tool - Add Verse Block

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add Verse Block)

Or, select a Verse Block in the Content Area

Add a Verse Block from the Content Area

(Add a Verse Block from the Content Area)

After adding a Verse Block, you can type or paste in your verse …

Add a verse to your content

(Add a verse to your content)

After adding a verse to your content:

  • Edit and configure block settings,
  • Save, publish, or update your post or page.

How To Edit A Verse Block

To edit a Verse Block:

  • Click inside the Verse Block to select it.
  • Use the Block Editor tools to:
    • Change the alignment of the verse text.
    • Format the text (bold, italics, strikethrough).
    • Add a hyperlink to the verse.
  • Use the Block Settings to change the style of the verse using CSS.

Edit a Verse Block

(Edit a Verse Block)

If the Verse block is too narrow, a horizontal scroll will display so you can continue reading the verse to the end of each line …

Scroll to read verse lines

(Scroll to read verse lines)

Remember to update and publish your post or page to save your settings.

How To Remove A Verse Block

To delete or remove a verse block:

  • Click inside the Verse Block to select it.
  • Select the ‘More Options’ tool in the Block Editor.
  • Click on ‘Remove Block’.
  • The block will be removed from your post or page.

Remove a Verse Block

(Remove a Verse Block)

Additionally …

  • You can reposition your block using the ‘Move Up’ and ‘Move Down’ arrows or the Drag and Drop handle tool (see our ‘How To Use Blocks‘ tutorial if you need help with this step).
  • You can also convert Verse Blocks into Reusable Blocks.

Verse Block Tools, Options & Settings

The Verse Block includes tools, options, and settings for:

  • Verse Block Editor
  • Verse Block Settings

Verse Block Editor

Verse Block Editor

(Verse Block Editor)

The Verse Block Editor includes tools that let you perform the following operations:

  • Change Block Type (See ‘Verse Block – Additional Info’ section below.)
  • Align Verse Text
    • Align text left
    • Align text center
    • Align text right
  • Format Verse Text
    • Bold
    • Italics
    • Strikethrough
  • Add Hyperlinks
    • Paste link URL
    • Type to search and link to existing content
    • Hit ‘Enter’ or click ‘Apply’ button to create link
    • Option to open link in new tab
  • More Options

Verse Block Editor

(Verse Block Editor)

Verse Block Settings

Verse Block Settings

(Verse Block Settings)

Verse Block settings include:

  • Block description area
  • Advanced Settings
    • Additional CSS Class

Verse Block – Additional Info

The Verse Block can be converted into the following block types:

Change Block Type - Verse Block

(Change Block Type – Verse Block)


Installing plugins or themes on your site may add new functionality, options, or settings to Verse Blocks.


Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Gutenberg content editor Verse Block.

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