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  • Resolved paulio

    (@paulio)


    It would be nice if this was built in to WordPress really, but as it isn’t (as far as I know), does anyone know whether there’s a plugin that lets users registered on a WordPress site set their own colours & fonts?

    Probably using something equivalent to the ‘Custom CSS’ in the advanced appearance options?
    Ideally something that lets them click a part of the page and select options for it (thinking of IE’s element inspector here)?

    If not, anyone know a wizard plugin developer that’s wondering what to create next? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Many thanks

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    You mean in the dashboard?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    If this is regarding accessibility, users are more ahead than this to change CSS of a webpage. They can and have been using settings of the browser to add their own stylesheets.

    Hi Andrew

    I was thinking more of adding to the ‘Personal Options’ section of the user’s profile pages.
    I know you can do it in the browser, but given your reply I suspect you’d be surprised at how many people would respond with ‘What’s a browser? Do you mean Google?’, or ‘CSS? I don’t know programming’.

    Have you read the instructions for using your own stylesheet in IE11 or Chrome?
    I deal with people that use PCs all day long but whose brains would fug over at about step 2.
    And a lot of the instructions out there just tell you to ‘select your css file’ and make no mention of how to create it.

    I was just thinking that it’d be a nice courtesy thing on a site if a user could record in their profile that they want to see all level 2 headings in a particular font when that one site happens to use something the user finds hard to see, or to be able to say they want any text shadows turned off if that one site tends to use them.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    Yes I think people who need to change the contrast and size of text have already learnt to do so and that you’re going to re-invent the wheel.

    Agreeing with Andrew on this one. Users who need to can and should change CSS and fonts in their browser, and we’re better off working towards everyone building accessible websites with WordPress in the first place, rather than duplicating features that are present in every modern browser. That would be a nightmare to maintain.

    You guys are making one hell of an assumption on the capabilities of web users.
    Which browser is it that has a built-in wysiwyg accessibility css file creator & applier?

    Forget I asked…

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    It’s fine to make this plugin of course, but I have to ask you not to solicit developers to do this for you.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by  Andrew Nevins.

    yes you are right paulio, this should be really taken into consideration.in most cases using the same preset themes all over again seems kinda boring.

    its fyn paulio and its really necessary, using the same pre set themes makes it atyms very boring

    Yes…itโ€™s fine to make this plugin!
    Post the ideas here please: https://wordpress.org/ideas/

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  Noemi Italy.
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