Customized changes don't show on blog site.

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  • #1514612

    churchmousie
    Member

    I have the theme The Twenty Ten Theme, and I wanted to increase the font size for the body text. I clicked on Appearance >Customize and went into the selection for the default font on the tool that appears on the right of the display. I set the font from -2 to 3, and it looks bigger on that display – but not on the site when I click over to it.

    How can I get the font to increase? I suspect there is a CSS thing involved, but I know NOTHING about that or even if it will work, since nothing else does in that particular wizard. I tried to change the background there for hours and hours and finally realized I could do it via the Appearance option in the dashboard instead.

    Thanks!

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

    #1514712

    The changes you make in the Customize area will only take effect if you purchase the Custom Design upgrade. You were looking at it in Preview mode. The upgrade is available for purchase in the Store area of your dashboard, but also right from the Customize screen.

    #1514728

    churchmousie
    Member

    So there is no way to change the size of the font in the free template with the free version of WordPress.com?

    I really can’t afford to pay for anything right now. I’m out of work and have NO income.

    Is there a way to do this without paying for upgrades?

    #1514729

    Find a theme with a bigger font. Some of them have huge fonts.

    #1514768

    churchmousie
    Member

    Anybody??

    #1514769

    timethief
    Member

    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 Text ie. HTML editor. http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/formatting-text-pt-5/

    (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/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#custom-fonts

    #1514770

    timethief
    Member

    If you have not purchased the custom design upgrade note that no changes you try out aside from those such as Custom Background, Custom Header, etc. which are stated on the theme description pages in the features column (right hand side) will be visible to visitors.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/

    You do not need to load the design tools unless you have the Custom Design upgrade. All of these functions can be accessed from your dashboard – without loading the custom design tools – no upgrade required.
    Appearance > Header
    Appearance > Background
    Appearance > Theme Options (applicable only to some themes)
    Settings > Reading (set a static front page)
    Site Title and Tagline > Settings > General

    If you are using the preview mode for the Custom Design upgrade some of the settings in that mode will save but they won’t show up on the front end unless you purchase the upgrade.

    To go back to the free options, go to Appearance → Themes → Customize → Colors and click the “exit the preview” link in yellow at the top of the panel on the right.

    #1514771

    churchmousie
    Member

    Oh! I didn’t see your response Colourcottage -sorry.

    I guess I wanted one with serif font, and a graphic on the top. I didn’t notice any with those options, other than this one. I guess I’ll just have to let my readers work out increasing the view on their own.

    #1514772

    timethief
    Member

    So there is no way to change the size of the font in the free template with the free version of WordPress.com?

    I really can’t afford to pay for anything right now. I’m out of work and have NO income.

    Is there a way to do this without paying for upgrades?

    No. Choose another theme like colourcottage suggested.

    #1514773

    churchmousie
    Member

    Thanks timethief. I guess it will have to do as it is.

    #1514774

    timethief
    Member

    Are you aware that we can all change the size of the font on any site we insist on the internet very easily? http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/19/how-to-change-font-text-size-in-your-browser/

    #1514775

    churchmousie
    Member

    Yup, I knew that one. However, not all users do, since I met one last week.

    It’s ok. I’ll just let them figure it out.

    #1514776

    timethief
    Member

    Okay then. Happy blogging.

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