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Use Helvetica Dangit


WordPress 3.2 uses Arial in the admin, marring an otherwise beautiful design. Use Helvetica instead instead of its bastard offspring.

WordPress 3.2.1 introduced a patch that uses the sans-serif keyword. This plugin is thankfully no longer necessary.


Will this plugin remove Arial from the WordPress admin area?

Yes. It’s no longer there to remove. Unless you’re on Windows, but a WordPress plugin can’t fix that for you.

Can you also remove the scourge of Arial from the rest of the Internet?

If only I could. Be the change you want to see in the world.

I don’t see the plugin listed

If you’re on a Multisite Network, activate this plugin across the network in the Network admin area so that all of your users can bask in the glow of improved typography.


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  • Make plugin useless, as Arial is blessedly gone in WP 3.2.1


  • Initial release.