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Admin Panel Font size WordPress 3.8 too big (13 posts)

  1. Joel REMY
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi guys

    Is there a way to reduce general font size of the new admin panel

    RQ: well done for the facelift

    joel

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Could you please note which device (etc.) is displaying the text too big?

  3. Joel REMY
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Yes

    Firefox

    thanks

  4. Joel REMY
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    and also chrome

  5. Joel REMY
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Maybe just a thiner font wil be ok

  6. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Could you please note which device

    I am sorry, but FireFox and Chrome are Browsers, not devices.

  7. Joel REMY
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Sorry imac OSX 10.9

  8. Andrzej
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    As with the OP, I'm also interested in knowing how to change the admin area font size. Since page styling is typically set via CSS, which _files_ must be modified? If the styling is hard-coded for some reason, core and theme PHP files might also need to be modified.

    I tried examining the admin page with Firebug but there are too many inheritance levels to find the right style setting.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    @Andrzej: Will you please stop posting in other people's topics. If you require assistance then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic.

  10. Andrzej
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    having a bad day... please remove my post.

  11. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    @Joel,

    I assume you are using a large format high resolution screen with the iMac. If so (even if not), with focus on that page, use command and + key combo to increase view (and fonts) in your browser.

    If you edit the font sizes output by WP, you (or another) may some day view your site elsewhere and then have issue with font size and the resulting layout...

    That said, the stylesheet for the admin pages is easily found by either viewing the page source or inspecting an element on the page...

    To discover what CSS is output by your theme, use a web inspection tool such as Firebug: http://getfirebug.com/ , Chrome Inspect Element: https://developers.google.com/chrome-developer-tools/ or Internet Explorer 9+ F12 Dev. Tools: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd565627(v=vs.85).aspx#csstool

    There are others.

    When editing CSS, use a Child Theme
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
    Custom CSS Plugin, or Theme provided custom CSS option.
    Edits to parent themes are lost on theme update.

    Learn CSS: http://www.w3schools.com/css/

  12. StelleDiPolvere
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Passing from 3.7.1 to 3.8 i have the same problem on wordpress dashboard... text is too big.

    If i click on Post the size of the text is so big that disrupt all the normal alignment.

    I'm using a laptop with Windows 8.1.

  13. Andrzej
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    To reduce the Admin Panel font size, consider:

    - Admin theme CSS files live at wordpress/wp-admin/css/*
    - Admin styling is unrelated to main site themes
    - Admin CSS mods at child theme do not work, class selector scope conflict?
    - Each color scheme has unique styling at css/colors/*
    - Apply mods to minimized .min.css files, .css mods optional?

    This is what I've found when tweaking my system. The admin panel core developers may have additional advise.

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