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How can I make the Font on my WordPress Post bigger? (11 posts)

  1. George2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    One can do many things with the text, such as making it bold, italics, center it, and more, but I cannot find a possibility to make the font bigger. Can someone help me with this?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not without a link to your site and some idea of exactly which text you want to change.

  3. Chad
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You're probably going to want to edit the stylesheet, but as Esmi says, it's hard to know without seeing exactly what you're working on.

  4. George2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Go to the "Dashboard," under "Right Now" "At a Glance" there are four entries: Post, Page, Category, Tags. When you make a post which solicits comments, you have an opportunity to make the text bold, italicize it, center it, etc., but there seems not to be an option to change the font size. The text that is used in such posts, is the text that I am referring to.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Site url?

  6. George2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is a question pertaining to WordPress and not to a specific website.

    Go to the "Dashboard," under "Right Now" "At a Glance" there are four entries: Post, Page, Category, Tags. When you make a post which solicits comments, you have an opportunity to make the text bold, italicize it, center it, etc., but there seems not to be an option to change the font size. Does anyone know if it is possible to make the font larger or smaller? It may not be possible.

  7. George2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have discovered how to make the font size of posts on WordPress larger (or smaller).

    Go to Dashboard

    > mouse-over the top link on the left (it’s the pin); (a drop-down selection appears headed by the term “Post”)

    > click on “edit” (a page appears entitled “Edit Posts”

    > mouse-over just below your post (a menu appears)

    > click on “edit” (a tool-bar appears)

    > mouse-over the last button to the right (the words “show/hide kitchen sink” appear)

    > click on this button (another tool-bar appears under the original tool-bar)

    > click on the drop-down arrow on the first button (a menu appears that includes six different font possibilities)

    > click on “Heading 1” in order to make the font the largest; click on “Heading 6” in order to make the font the smallest.

    > You can also use ctrl and the numbers one through 6 to change the font size.

  8. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's really not the way to do it. Headings have a specific use in html. They are not really just for writing normal posts....

    The appropriate way to do it if you always want your font a certain size in posts in WP is to edit your css, as several people here were trying to help you do.

    Also, if you change themes, the size of the font will be unpredictable if you try to use those heading settings....as that stuff can be altered/controlled through css.

  9. George2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you RVoodoo for your comments: I would like to try setting the font size in a post by editing the css; can you tell me how this is done? I am using DreamWeaver CS4.

  10. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    well...you can usually edit the css from within wordpress for minor edits. Without a link to your site, its hard to be exact for you. Most themes have one css file called style.css. If you go to yuor appearance->editor from the admin area then select stylesheet (style.css) you should see all the css for your theme. (I say should, as some themes use multiple css sheets)

    Now within that stylesheet you will see things controlling the overall font size, style, etx of your theme.

    font-size: .9em;

    things like that. Some themes use the measurement em, some use px. Its usually better to use em as that is adjustable by the end user if they have special needs or whatev.

    Your best bet is to make a backup of your style.css file before playing around...in case anything goes wrong.

    Also, remember, after making css changes you have to refresh your browser cache (ctrl+f5) before the changes take effect.

    Don't be afraid to tinker.... google for (css font size, etc) help and you'll find all sorts of css resourtces..

  11. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    And .. do not edit straight in the Default Theme. If you use that theme, first copy it to your own folder named mytheme or something you like. Otherwise your editing will be overwritten in your next wordpress update, because aotomatic update overwrites the Default Theme folder.

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