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Theme Blocks » Site Tagline Block

The Site Tagline block displays the text you add through Settings → General. The tagline, along with the Site Title, defines your website or blog’s identity in Search Engines and social networks. It’s what people see when they get a preview of your site in search results or in posts on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Add the Site Tagline Block

To add the Site Tagline block, click on the + Block Inserter icon and search for “Tagline”.


Using your keyboard, you can also type /tagline and press enter on a new line to quickly add a new Site Tagline block.

adding a site tagline block using the keyboard shortcut forward slash.

For more, visit our detailed instructions on adding blocks.

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Block Toolbar

When you click on the block, a toolbar of options will appear:

The toolbar above the block with icons for changing the block type, dragging and moving the block and alignment options.

The Site Tagline block has the following options in its toolbar:

  • Change block type.
  • Drag the block.
  • Move the block up or down.
  • Align the tagline to the left, center, or right.

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Block Settings

When you click on the block, you will find additional block settings in the right sidebar. If you do not see the sidebar, you may need to click on the ⚙️ (gear/ cog) icon in the top right corner to bring up the settings.

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

Adjust the appearance of the block’s text with the following settings.

If you don’t see the setting, click the three dots to the right of Typography (as shown on the right.) You can then choose the option you want to access:

  • Font size
  • Font family
  • Appearance
  • Line height
  • Decoration
  • Letter case
  • Letter spacing
Typography dropdown menu
Typography in the Block Settings sidebar, with the additional options expanded.

Font size allows you to adjust the size of the text. You can choose from preset sizes like small, medium, and large.

You can also set a specific value by clicking the slider icon directly above the default selections, marked with a 1 in the screenshot below. You can change the units by clicking where a number 2 is marked in the screenshot below. Choices are pixels, em or rem.

Typography font size settings

Font family gives you the option to change the font style used. Choose from a list of fonts in a drop-down menu.

Appearance allows you to change the text’s style between regular and italic, ranging from thin to extra bold.

Line Height sets the spacing above/below the text. If you select zero, be sure to check your site on mobile.

Decoration includes options for underline and strikethrough (if available.)

Letter case allows you to set the text to all caps, the first letter capitalized, or all lower case.

Letter spacing sets the space between each character of the text. You can change the units from the default (pixels) to percentage, em, rem, vw, and vh. Learn more about relative units here.


Here, you can set the text color and background color of your tagline.

Site tagline block color settings.

Under Spacing, you can control the amount of padding used around your site tagline.

Enter a value in the single box available to set the padding around your entire tagline. Alternatively, click the link icon to set more specific values for the top, right, bottom, and left sides of the tagline individually

The default unit is pixels (px). You may click the unit to choose from:

  • Pixels (px)
  • em
  • rem
  • Viewport width (vw)
  • Viewport height (vh)
Site tagline block spacing settings.


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS to style the block. Learn more about adding additional CSS classes to blocks.

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

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