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[resolved] Step-by-Step Needed for Changing Font of Theme (8 posts)

  1. csnowebsite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've gone into the CSS style and changed the heading font of the theme I'm using. It changes the font temporarily, but when I get out and return it is back to the original font. I notice that after I type in the new font, and enter it, there is nothing to click that says "Update" or "Change" or anything like that to indicate that the change will be saved. How do I save the changes?

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Depends on the theme - and you should not modify theme files - your changes will be overwritten when the theme is updated.

    What's your site URL?

  3. csnowebsite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, that's helpful! I had no idea it would be overwritten then they update the theme, what I read on WordPress.org sounded like changing the font on a theme is an option.

    The theme is "Go Daddy Profile." It's the best one I've found -- except for the font. Oh well! (I'm just starting my site and it is a mess because I don't know what I'm doing, so I don't want to give out the URL just yet.)

  4. csnowebsite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Make that ... "Go Daddy Podiuum" (spelled with two u's)

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you want to make CSS changes and not lose them, you can use a plugin like Custom CSS Manager - then add your changes there. A browser tool like Firebug will help you identify the CSS code to add - but you will need to have some knowledge of CSS to do this kind of work.

    This is a good site: http://www.w3schools.com/css/

    As to specifics, can't help without seeing the site. You might also want to be aware that these forums only support themes from the repository on this site, so if you're new you might want to consider using one that we support.

  6. csnowebsite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks! I changed it to a WordPress template. My site is http://www.christiansinglesofneworleans.org. Still not close to being finished. On the home page, I would like to increase the size (and change the color) of the line at the top (i.e., "Together ...") and I would like to make the print smaller on the row of pages ("Home", "About", etc.) Do you think I can do that with the Custom CSS Manager? And, if so, is it an easy thing to do?

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sure, though the plugin only gives you a place to add CSS code - you have to learn some CSS :).

    For now try adding this to custom CSS:

    header#masthead .site-description {
        color: #777777;
        font-size: 1.3em;
    }

    You can change that color to whatever hexcode color you want - see this for how to find them: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colors.asp

    Adjust the size however you like as well.

    For the menu:

    header nav .menu {
        font-size: 1.0em;
    }

    Adjust that size too, as you like.

  8. csnowebsite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you, WPyogi, for the helpful information!

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