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Font size (Twenty eleven theme)

  1. Is it possible to change/reduce the font size in my posts?

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

  2. Yes. There are two ways you can do this.
    1. Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    2. Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

  3. Are you aware that we can all change the font size on any website we visit and view? If anyone on the internet has difficulty reading the text on any site we can use keyboard shortcuts to increase or decrease font (text) size.

  4. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    The instructions on the Support doc are only for changes inside a paragraph. See here instead:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/formatting-text-pt-5/

  5. Thank you - I'm a complete numpty with all this code stuff but it has actually worked so your instructions are obviously idiot proof!

    I've managed to reduce the font size in my post. Is it also possible to reduce the size of the font in the post header?
    I found this in one of the threads: "HTML codes such as the ones I’m giving in this post can only be used in an HTML editor, i.e. for the main text in posts, static pages, alert notices and text widgets. They cannot be used in title fields. So you cannot change the color of titles unless you buy the CSS upgrade."
    Is this comment still valid for the post headers in Twentyeleven?

  6. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    You're welcome.

    Yes, the passage you quoted is still valid. (The only difference is that the upgrade is now called Custom Design upgrade.)

    Something went wrong in your second post: you've got two opening div tags (one after the image and one before the "All images" note), with only one closing tag at the end, so the note has become 75% of 75%. You should remove the two opening tags and paste one at the very beginning (before the image code).

    Apart from that:
    a) In my opinion you've made the text too small. Perhaps you're disregarding the fact that the actual size that users will see depends on their screen resolution.
    b) Instead of having to do this for every post, and since you don't like the size of the post titles either, why don't you simply select a different theme?
    You can see all the themes in action here:
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/
    And I've sorted all themes by font size here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/main-text-font-size-compared/

  7. @noelinesmith
    FWIW I am visually challenged. You have made the font so small now that I have to use a keyboard shortcut to increase the size so I can read it comfortably.

  8. Hmmm - I'm obviously more of an idiot than I realised! I think I've got it right now ....

    Thanks for pointing out the font is too small to read comfortably. I've made it bigger for the moment and am going to look through the other (sorted) themes. Thanks to you both for your help.

  9. The font is now a size I can read comfortably without using a keyboard shortcut to increase the size. You can view theme descriptitons here Themes Showcase, there is a features filter you can use to narrow your search, and there are live demos of the themes as well. Best wishes for happy blogging.

  10. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    And you're not an idiot: you probably edited the post in the Visual editor after inserting the code, and this messed things up.

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