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Can't change font or font size

  1. Is there a way to change font or font size in the post editor (without resorting to HTML, which I don't know)? I seem to be stuck with the assigned font and font size in the Twenty Ten theme, with no way to customize them. Thanks again.

    The blog I need help with is graydonreserve.wordpress.com.

  2. Yes, you can use TypeKit Fonts and provided you only use two fonts then it's free of charge. > Appearance > TypeKit Fonts
    See also > https://typekit.com/plans

    There's a tutorial here http://getook.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/typekit-guide-change-your-fonts/

  3. Time....I have signed up for the free typekit service and selected 2 fonts but for the life of me (even having gone thru the tutorial step by step) can not make this work for me so I just gave up. Maybe someone should sit down and write a better tutorial or perhaps do a set of screen shots with explainations.

  4. That's too bad. :(

    I haven't tried TypeKit Fonts so I'm not in a position where I can write and publish a tutorial. There is a forum thread with instructions that may or may not be helpful. See here > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/does-anyyyyoe-know-how-to-make-typekit-work?replies=43#post-433633

  5. Yup Time read that one too and still no luck but thanks for the suggestion. Maybe the guru's will see this and offer some info....LOL...well I can hope right?

  6. Seems like the upshot is that there is currently NO way to change fonts or type size in the post editor. But Blogger does have this feature. I want to use WordPress, but this is a feature it really needs.

    On this page, I read of tfockler60's experiences with TypeKit, and also read the involved tips given at http://getook.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/typekit-guide-change-your-fonts/, and at http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/does-anyyyyoe-know-how-to-make-typekit-work?replies=43#post-433633.

    After looking at all this, I just don't see much purpose in struggling to patch together this feature somehow on my own. Isn't WordPress going to offer it?

  7. @paralleluniverse

    Seems like the upshot is that there is currently NO way to change fonts or type size in the post editor.

    You're right. We cannot just click buttons like we do on Blogger blogs here at wordpress.com.

    Isn't WordPress going to offer it?

    I have yet to hear any Staff member state that the situation will be changing any time soon, if at all.

    At present there are three methods we can use to change fonts.

    1. Changing fonts in worpress.com blogs - Post by post and page by page
    We can switch to the HTML editor and code in what we want. See eher > http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    2. Changing fonts in worpress.com blogs - Throughout the entire blog with TypeKit Fonts
    If we want to change fonts throughout the blog then we can user Typekit Fonts

    3. Changing fonts in worpress.com blogs - Throughout the entire blog with the custom CSS upgrade
    we can use or we can purchase an annually renewable custom CSS editing upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/

  8. patrickcollects
    Member

    I wish I could change fonts too... I love my theme but I hate the letter, it's so small !

    I hope they make this option available.

  9. patrickcollects
    Member

    I wish I could change fonts too... I love my theme but I hate the letter, it's so small !

    I hope they make this option available.

  10. You CAN change fonts; you need to learn how to do HTML first, though.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    The problem is, if you ever change themes, you'll have to go through it and re-code all the paragraphs by hand if it doesn't look good on your new theme.

  11. Thank you timethief. I looked at the support site http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    I've avoided HTML like the plague. But using the example on this support site, I successfully coded in changes to font, type size and color. Amazing! It's a bit cumbersome, but I love it. And if I can do it, anyone can do it.

  12. @paralleluniverse123: See here for (excuse me for saying this) a better alternative to the Support doc:

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/formatting-text-pt-5/

  13. @raincoaster: i am having this problem as well... i would like to change the font colors on my theme (example: "2 comments" text) and i just went to the page you recommended about size and color.

    however, i have no idea where to paste the HTML codes! i use HTML in changing each individual post, but cannot configure it on my theme!

    help! what am i missing?

  14. @wearelittlespinozas: Answered here:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/am-i-able-to-change-the-fonts-in-my-theme-without-css?replies=2#post-457743

    Please don't post the same question twice.

  15. @paralleluniverse123
    <blockqyote> I successfully coded in changes to font, type size and color. Amazing! It's a bit cumbersome, but I love it. And if I can do it, anyone can do it.

    Yay! Good for you and you're welcome. Once you get into it it's really not that hard and in no time it's a habit so it's easy.

  16. You need to change the codes for every single paragraph: open AND close your tags. You can't do this on stuff that's part of the theme itself, like the comment count.

    You can't change it theme-wide without the paid CSS upgrade and a solid working knowledge of CSS (because there's virtually no help for that). If you've got a bit of CSS knowledge, test it out in the free preview and, once you're good enough to ensure that you can make the changes you want, you can buy the upgrade. Don't do it first, hoping to just ask and get an answer; there are only one or two people around who know CSS in this forum.

  17. Thanks a bunch, everyone. I will take all the advice. As for posting the same question twice (in 2 different areas): I now have twice the advice. A real benefit!

  18. LOl ... ;D You're welcome on my behalf and happy blogging.

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