Author nathaniell
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Don't freak out, but there's a bit of code the sort through for this tutorial.

Sometimes you get a really great theme, but the font is teeny-tiny, making it hard for visitors to read, and it may even affect CTR or sales. The solution of course is to get a bigger font size, but not all themes allow you to go in an easily change it.

You can definitely change the font size in the Wordpress code, but you need to be brave if you've never done it before.

Luckily, this is one thing that's relatively easy to do if you are patient, and take precautions to prevent total disaster ie breaking your site. Watch this tutorial video, and decide if this is something you want to try.

This is how I first got started customizing my WP themes, and it could be the same for you. Once you figure out where certain bits and pieces are, you can change things to your liking without worrying about being a code-master.

Check it out and tell me what you think.
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solda50 Premium
Another great tip. Thanks Nathaniell
Hudson Premium
Thanks Nat, greatly appreciated. I had been looking to see if I could change the colour of some text as well as the size, for the reason I wanted to get my home page on one page just shy of the fold so that it was easy to read. I happened upon the plug in Font. This allows both size and colour to be changed. I experimented with it on a test site I have and it seems to work okay. Have you looked at this? If it is okay it might be easier for newbies like myself who might not be too happy at digging into code as this could be high risk, although I really appreciate your risk minimisation technique - well done.
nathaniell Premium
I have not looked into it, but I'm sure there are a few plugins to help you change the font. It can be a good solution for someone that doesn't want to mess with the code, but there are a few downsides. Using many plugins can increase load time of your site, and outdated or unsecure plugins could provide doorways for malicious individuals. It is usually recommended to have as few of plugins as possible.

However, you are right that code is a big step for many people. What I hope is that with this video people can begin to see that if you know what you are looking for, code isn't that scary. I know very little, but I started out exactly for this reason: my font was too small and I wanted to change this size!
normanh2 Premium
Thank you - very much appreciated

caylynn Premium
Hooray!! Things are coming together...font size tutorial excellent. Many, many thanks.
nathaniell Premium
Glad you found it useful :)
Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks for the tutorial!
nathaniell Premium
My pleasure!