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Increasing font size for pages and posts (8 posts)

  1. JKern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using an Elegant Theme, the Simple Press theme.

    The font size for pages and for posts is smaller than I'd like, especially as it appears on devices like the iPad--and there is no zoom that works for this theme to help iPad users.

    So I'd like to change the font size so it reads well for any device. I don't want the font size larger for the design itself but would like to increase the font size for the content I add for pages and for posts.

    My site address: http://www.jankern.com

    Thank you for your help!

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You'll need to contact Elegant Themes for help -- these forums don't support commercial themes.

  3. JKern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately their forums have not been helpful, and I believe that the support I'm seeking goes beyond the specific theme to simply using WordPress.

    What would your suggestion be regardless of theme?

    A suggestion for a CSS style edit?

    A suggestion for a plugin?

  4. shinjing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jkern,

    You can open and edit your style.css and find out this code:

    html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe,
    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre,
    a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code,
    del, dfn, em, font, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp,
    small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var,
    b, u, i, center,
    dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li,
    fieldset, form, label, legend { margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 0; outline: 0; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent; }

    You can change the value of "font-size" from 100% become any number you want (e.g: 30px - remove the %)

    p.s: sorry mod, i just want to help

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    suggestion for a CSS style edit?

    The above suggestion is fine, however, be aware that your changes to theme files will be overwritten (and lost) when the theme is updated. It's much better to use a custom CSS option or plug-in or a child theme to modify your theme.

  6. JKern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the suggestion shinning. That's helpful. I'll give that a try.

    WPyogi, that makes sense. I've been working on creating a child theme. Haven't quite figured out all that I need to keep in mind before I actually do it, but I'll get there. I'm reading as much as I can about it so I'm not thrown by anything quirky that might happen.

    Thanks everyone.

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Be careful if you leave a Child Theme for later, as some servers are set to update themes automatically.

  8. JKern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good point. I'll try to do it as soon as possible.

    Right now, if they updated today or next week, I already would have some work to do, but it's still do-able. I'd just rather not have to start over since creating a website this way is extremely new to me.

    Thanks!

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