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How do I keep my posts from changing font size when they get onto my blog page?

  1. My font size is way too small, so I write my articles on a document page and then copy and paste them into my post editor section. They look fine in the editor window. But when they get onto my blog page, the font size changes from paragraph to paragraph. How can I eliminate that problem?
    Blog url: http://sandraconner.wordpress.com/

  2. These are 3 ways to change fonts on wordpress.com blogs.
    (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 (Text) editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    (2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    (3) 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/

    Note: A few themes do provide for changing font color in the Blog Title and/or optional Tagline and/or links. In the majority of themes font changes to font families, colors and size in the blog title, tagline, menu, post titles, page titles, categories and tags, widget headings, comments, and links cannot be done without CSS editing.

  3. Thanks, but that's not my question. I don't want to get involved with all of that technology. I just want to be able to copy and paste a post into my editor window and see it come up on my blog site exactly the way it looks in the editor window. In the window, all of the font is the same size -- in every paragraph. But when it comes up on the blog itself, some paragraphs have the right size and some have smaller font. It changes back and forth for no apparent reason. And it has done that for regular prose text and for poetry. The process seems to be random, with no clue as to the cause.

  4. Sandra, your question was mine exactly. Thanks for that. This is what finally worked for me. I cut out from the editor window the utterly weirded out multisized paragraphs and put them onto a One Note page and ran them through three or four different fonts I knew should be acceptable -- in a usual day's efforts -- in the editor window. I did the same with font sizes, then settled on Tahoma 12 or 14 and was delighted when I saw they looked at least the same size, if not the size I thought they should be. They are never the size I think they should be.
    Ahhhhhhh. Now I see we didn't have the same question exactly. I found my copy from text doc to pasting into the editor window created the problem you described in the transfer from editor window to actual post appearance on your blog. I have had that problem as well. Most annoying! I wanted to be helpful and hope somehow that can be a fix for you as well. Karen Lohof

  5. TT's answer is correct. You don't want to get involved in all of that, but that's what you have to get involved in if you want to change the font.

  6. No, raincoaster, I do NOT want to change my font. I have never had a question about how to change the font size. I read about how to do that in the tutorial. That is NOT my problem. I used to be able to copy a document in one size font and paste it into my editor window, then publish, and it would go into my site exactly as it looked in the editor window. Now it does not do that. When I copy and paste text -- exactly as I did in the past -- it looks right in my editor window but does not come up on my site correctly. The text size changes. It may have one size in the first paragraph and a different size in the second, then back to the first size for two paragraphs, and then to another size for the following paragraph. I want to find out how to keep that from happening.

  7. Thanks, Karen. I may have to resort to that, but it makes life hard when I can't copy a document already written and paste it into my blog. I have three blogs and serve as administrator for a fourth, and It's not worth it to me to have to fool with all the other technology on each one of them to change the font on everything I have already written exactly as I want it. And if it worked correctly until the last few months, there must be some explanation as to why it suddenly does not work now. I'll have to say I"m getting a little aggravated because it's getting harder and harder to contact an actual technician on here. The ease of contact with techs was one of the main reasons I chose WordPress over some other hosting sites, and they used to be very accessible. But over the past few months, every time I click on the words, "Contact a Happiness Engineer" I find myself very UNHAPPY due to the fact that all I get is a forum window -- over and over and over again.

  8. Just for the sake of clarification, ellenconner1 and sandraconner are one and the same person. I was logged in to do other work on a different blog when I noticed the responses, and just went ahead and answered. Thanks for trying, everyone, but so far no one has been able to address the problem I'm having.

  9. I have Clean Home up on my test blog and I can verify that you have indeed changed the font size on the theme, presumably via copying and pasting as you have not referred to working in the HTML ie Text editor and coding the changes deliberately.

    I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

  10. I think most of the issues come in when you write your post in a document editor like Word. Word introduces background codes which do not work happily with WordPress. I understand the outreach to an editor with larger font size. I like to work in a text/ HTML editor but I have seen others recommend Windows Live Writer that is made for writing log posts that can then be copied in safely without introduction of the oddities you are encountering.

  11. @timethief do I remember you writing about your use of Windows Live Writer?

  12. Where are you copying from? The code is a mess! If you are copying from Word, then that could be why your font sizes and styles are erratic. You should use the "paste from word" icon #6 here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2
    to strip out junk code.

    Word is a fine program for word processing, but it does not speak the language on the internet. It generates all sorts of extra irrelevant and nonsense code which could break your theme.

    I'd suggest using an offline editor such as Windows Live Writer or Ecto so you can work in a familiar to word processing format and be web savvy.

  13. @timethief,
    I removed the modlook from this thread because when I look at the code, it appears that it is not an issue related to the theme (which staff could look in to) but to improper copy / pasting.

  14. Thanks for looking into "Clean Home," Timethief, but I am not referring to the blog that uses the "Clean Home" theme. I am referring to the blog from which I originally asked the question. That site uses "Twenty Eleven." That's the one I have the most trouble with. However, I have occasionally had the same problem on the "Clean Home" themed blog, I administrate another blog that uses the "Chateau" theme, and I do not have the problem on that site.

    I do not ever use Word, but I often use Open Office to write documents. That could be the problem, but if that were the root of the situation, wouldn't the problem have been there all along? And wouldn't it be a problem on every theme if it's caused by the transfer from a word processing program to the WordPress system? Six months ago, I was writing in Open Office, copying and pasting into my WP editor, and had been doing so for about a year. At that point any text size problems were very rare -- at least as far as I could see on my screen. Why would it begin to mess up on every post only recently?

    I have never knowingly changed anything concerning the font on any of the sites, but that doesn't mean I couldn't have done so inadvertently. I'm not particularly HTML savvy, so there could have been a slip-up somewhere.

    I might check into something like Windows Live Writer and see if it makes a difference for me.

    Thanks again, everyone.

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