How do I make the size of my words bigger? Can it be done in Site Content?

Last Update: January 09, 2019

Sometimes, I miss the days that we wrote everything on paper. On paper, I can control how big or small my words are. Yet on the computer, it has been a challenge that is driving me nuts. It is creating challenges for my readers also.

In the last 24 hours, I have had two different people mention complain that it was hard to read my articles because the text was too small.

  • I typically write and publish my posts using WA site content feature.
  • I am using the free version of the Kale theme by Lyra themes.
  • I know how to change my fonts and the size of my text in Microsoft Word. Should I be typing everything there and then paste into site content or directly into Wordpress?

I know how to use the H tags to make my titles bigger. Yet, I have not found a way to make the words in my paragraphs bigger.


Thanks in advance,

Sondra

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1signbanner Premium
Yes of course, look above your site content see that H1, H2,H3. Play around with that, you'll figure it out.

frank
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SondraM Premium
Thanks, I understand the H tags. Yet, H1, H2 and H3 are great for titles but they are too big for the bulk of the content.
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CalChrisH Premium
Hi Sondra, one thing I have learned in working for a web design company when you copy and paste from Word directly into an article or post using Content Management Systems some really weird stuff get brought over from Word. Make sure if you do that you paste as plain text.
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SondraM Premium
I have heard that before. So, that is why I started using site content feature to write my posts.

I really do like Work though. I suppose since I used it for years.... I may try pasting as plain text at some point. Thanks for the suggestion.
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CalChrisH Premium
You're welcome
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Barley1 Premium
Hey Sondra, after editing your article on Wordpress, click at the beginning of the letter of the word or phrase you want to make bigger and highlight it. Then once you do that, a menu will come down and you can select the font size, i.e. paragraph (smaller font), Heading 1-3.

Or you can click on the letter as above and out to the side, you will see a category that says something about font size, you can pick I believe, small, normal, large, etc. This what I do and I hope it helps.

Here's to much success here at WA.
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SondraM Premium
Thanks
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MarionBlack Premium
The size of the text is determined by your WordPress theme and can be changed using Custom CSS.
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SondraM Premium
Thank you Marion!

I have wasted way too much time trying to figure this out. You are a life saver.
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JessicaGuz13 Premium
I was just wondering this today! Thanks for the question and Marion for the video!!
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jvranjes Premium
Note, with some themes this does not work. I use Metro which is a pro but child version of Genesis and it does not accept such CSS stuff.
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NWTDennis Premium
When I read Sondra blog above I immediately thought, I'm sure Marion has posted a way to do this. I was just about to do a WA search and noticed Elaine's comment.

Of course ... Marion to the rescue.
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SondraM Premium
Marion is wonderful!!! We are lucky to have her a resource.

However, I ended up deciding to upgrading my theme to pro version so that I could that I could change the fonts and improve a few other things. It was $35, which I decided was a less risk than messing around with my custom CSS.

Best wishes!
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RScarrott Premium
Good question. I would like to know this as well.
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SondraM Premium
I was thinking that I probably wasn't the only one that had this problem. I hope the info at Marion's link will be able to help you also.
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