How do I increase body-text size in Theme "Twenty-Sixteen"?

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  • #3056430

    redthebook
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    In the theme “Twenty-Sixteen” I’d like to increase the size of the font used for the body text. (1) What coding should I use? (2) Can I make a global change to affect all body type on my site?

    How do increase text size in the Sidebars?

    The blog I need help with is redthebook.blog.

    #3056608

    timethief
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    Have you tried using the customizer font settings? https://en.support.wordpress.com/customizer/

    Your detailed theme description page is here https://wordpress.com/theme/twentysixteen

    Provided you have purchased either a Business Plan or Premium plan you can edit the CSS. https://wordpress.com/pricing/ But do read Note 2 below.

    Note 1: If you have the required upgrade you can use this link https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/css-customization#postform so you can create a thread that will appear in the CSS Forum where you will get the help you need with CSS editing.

    Note 2: You can also post there prior to purchasing an upgrade to get an answer to whether or not what you want to do can be accomplished via CSS editing.

    Read also please: https://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions Does Customize let me edit HTML?

    #3056609

    timethief
    Member

    Oops! I’m sorry. I mean to post this link Custom fonts https://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-fonts/ instead of the last one I posted above.

    #3056610

    redthebook
    Member

    Thanks for your advice, Timethief. I have a Personal plan, so does that mean I can’t change font sizes?

    I have been working with Customizer but find that the font-size choices are not precise (small, medium … etc) and the size change applies to both heading snd text. I find the heading size too big and the text size very small.

    #3056773

    Hi @redthebook, if you go to Customize > Fonts, under your chosen Base Font, there is a button that currently says “Normal Size”. If you click on that, you can choose from several font sizes. If you switch to a different font, you might have to readjust that as not all web fonts display the same size.

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