How To Increase Font Size in Wordpress?

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I want to know how i can change the font size of text in my wordpress posts?

I have checked in the Wordpress Editor but in the "Paragraph Dropdown Box"
it only gives me options for the H1,H2,H3 tags etc up to H6 to change the text size.

All help appreciated.

thanks
T
#web design #font #increase #size #wordpress

  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    You need to edit the css style sheet.
  • Profile picture of the author warriorspirit786
    Ok thanks, how do i do that Annie?
  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    You really need to read up on CSS. Somebody could propose an answer and you could implement it, but if you don't know anything about CSS it's very likely that you'll be back here with a question like, "Hey, I just made a small change to my CSS and now my site layout is all messed up. Please help!".

    This looks like a good place to start CSS Introduction
  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by warriorspirit786 View Post

    I want to know how i can change the font size of text in my wordpress posts?

    I have checked in the Wordpress Editor but in the "Paragraph Dropdown Box"
    it only gives me options for the H1,H2,H3 tags etc up to H6 to change the text size.
    Honestly, if you have to ask... you shouldn't do it... because it is a difficult task for those lacking any knowledge of web design/CSS.

    Get another theme if you are unhappy with the font size.
  • Profile picture of the author warriorspirit786
    Thanks for your replies.

    Is it possible to edit the style sheet for each individual post in wordpress?
  • Profile picture of the author retroid
    ^ Yes it is possible, but that depend on how the theme coded.
  • Profile picture of the author dd1153
    Install the plugin TinyMCE Advanced and you can do it on your visual page.
  • Profile picture of the author cjbmeb14
    I have used TinyMce advanced plugin. It is an excellent plugin and is very easy to use.
    It has a lot of options that you can select to display or not.
    You can even use it to display smilies.
  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by warriorspirit786 View Post

    Thanks for your replies.

    Is it possible to edit the style sheet for each individual post in wordpress?
    In theory... yes. Although if you have 14,000 posts and want different style for each of them - you'd end up with a huge, over-bloated CSS file.

    FYI: one of the benefits of using a CMS system (like WP) is the uniform style, layout and design of the whole site, i.e. every post. Why would you want to mess with that? (especially, if lacking the knowledge?)
  • Profile picture of the author cassiegetty
    it really depends on your theme. install TinyMCE Advanced plugin, it might help you make your desire font.
  • Profile picture of the author ritchierich
    Yes, Install the Ultimate TinyMCE Plugin.

    If you really want a fine grain solution, edit the stylesheet.css.
  • Profile picture of the author warriorspirit786
    I have installed the Ultimate TinyMCE plugin but i have a problem.

    I am able to increase the size of the font for the particular piece of text i want it for but when i save the changes, it reverts back to the original size again.

    Is there a particular setting i need to activate to get it to work?:confused:

    thanks
  • Profile picture of the author IM-software
    Hi,

    if you don't master CSS, as suggested by Annie Pot, you can increase the fonts' size all over the site by editing the "header.php" file, from within the: Appearance > Editor tab, and add a simple line of code in the head:
    <style type="text/css">body{font-size:13px;}</style>
    Or any other size: 14px, etc...

    If you want to increase the size of specific pieces of text, you can use: <span style="font-size:13px;">Your piece of text</span>
  • Profile picture of the author warriorspirit786
    Thanks for your reply IM-software.

    Where should i insert this code? <span style="font-size:13px;">Your piece of text</span>

    Can i insert it in the individual post itself via html?

    thanks
  • Profile picture of the author Sharyn Sheldon
    I agree that you shouldn't mess with the CSS if you don't know it. You can hire someone to do it for you, get a new theme, or learn a little basic html.

    I tried the CK Editor plugin, which is like Tiny MCE, and I found that it adds too much code. Make one change and everything can get messed up. Also, if you switch back and forth between the visual editor and html, the code can go all wonky.

    I suggest learning a little basic html and not trying to do anything too fancy. The code that was suggested above for the font size is used in your html editor box, not the visual wysiwyg one. That's about as simple as you can get.

    Good luck!
  • Profile picture of the author warriorspirit786
    Thanks for your reply Sharyn.

    If all it takes is adding the above short code to my text in the html box in my post, then i cant understand how its going to mess up my whole sites CSS file.

    I will try the above and see if it does the job for me. All im trying to do is make my affiliate links appear slightly bigger than the rest of the text in my post so they stand out a bit.
  • Profile picture of the author Sharyn Sheldon
    Originally Posted by warriorspirit786 View Post

    Thanks for your reply Sharyn.

    If all it takes is adding the above short code to my text in the html box in my post, then i cant understand how its going to mess up my whole sites CSS file.

    I will try the above and see if it does the job for me. All im trying to do is make my affiliate links appear slightly bigger than the rest of the text in my post so they stand out a bit.
    The CSS file contains code for the whole site. So if you make a change there without knowing what you're doing, it can mess up everything.

    However, if you put the html into an individual post, it will just affect that post. Since all you want to do is make those links bigger, then using the html editor is definitely the way to go.

    I'm still at a pretty basic level with html, but I've found that you don't really need much.
  • Profile picture of the author warriorspirit786
    Thanks Sharyn.

    I have now managed successfully to make my links bigger in my posts with the html code as above and it has worked perfectly.

    Im now a bit more confident with html and it doesnt seem to be too hard as most people make it out to be.

    Thanks for all the responses.

    Problem NOW FIXED!
  • Profile picture of the author TimothyReeves
    Hi< I have the same problem, I downloaded it and it does not change to #14 font. Did you ever find a fix? Thanks, Timothy..
  • Profile picture of the author vgvetter
    WordPress has several TinyMCE plugins. Advanced, and Ultimate have already been mentioned. Another is Deans. To be able to adjust font style and size on a per page basis go to Dashboard >> Settings>>xxxTinyMCE and make sure those options are active...SAVE

    Have tried those three and found that at least 50% of the time parts of the text do not hold styling.. It may take 4 or 5 updates to get things right... Frustrating and time consuming, but for me lots easier than getting lost in CSS.

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