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  • When looking at various templates in my Theme Editor, the font-style used is so bland I can barely make out the words and code — and my eyesight is pretty good.

    How can I make the font bold or larger and bold?

    Hopefully, Will

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  • How about using Ctrl + (the Ctrl key and plus (+) key)?

    Ctrl – makes it smaller.


    Crikey, why didn’t I think of that!

    It certainly solves the size problem, but what I really want to do is change the font-style: normal to font-style: bold. It’s the lightness that makes it so hard to see. Is there a WordPress file I can get to via FTP to make such a change?

    Most WordPress themes put CSS code in a file called style.css. You can reach it by going to WordPress Admin > Design > Theme Editor > style.css or you can reach it by ftp at wp-content/themes/[your-theme-name]/style.css.

    * Important: You should always make a backup before making design changes to your site. *

    Now, having said that, changing the font-style site-wide may not be easy to do depending on how complex the existing stylesheet is for your site. There are many different ways to set fonts and font sizes using CSS and sometimes changing a global font size could break the design for the whole site.

    I just looked at, and in your case, you may just want to update the body {font} setting from 76% to 86% or even 96%. Make sure to check several different pages from as many browses as you can after making the change.

    Many thanks for your help, folks–

    I don’t actually want to change what the site looks like on the web. What I do want to change is what I’m looking at in the theme editor, for one example, at the code in “header.php” or any of them, really. It’s in this area that I want to make the print darker. MichaelH’s suggestion to use CTRL + has made everything larger and therefore easier to read. But I want to make it all darker, as in some degree of font-style: bold.

    It would seem that this is controlled not by the particular theme I’m using (all theme codes look the same in theme editor) but in the bowels of WordPress itself.

    Maybe this is impossible?

    It’s likely in wp-admin/css/theme-editor.css though remember changing core files may require you to make the same changes in future updates.

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