How to change font?

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  • #434419

    mattiemae
    Member

    I’m new to WordPress and need help in changing and enlarging the font used in my posts. How do I do that?

    Thank you.

    Martha

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

    #434664

    timethief
    Member
    #434773

    But you’d better forget “enlarging the font”, since visitors won’t necesssarily see what you see: it depends on screen resolution, plus all browsers have a zoom-in function.

    #434849

    trintaoumais
    Member

    Hello.
    I am also new here, and am trying to change the font of the title. I have tried this typekit and now it worst than before. Everything is in caps lock and I am just getting crazy trying to undo what I did. Could somebody help me,please?
    Thank you.

    #434850

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @trintaoumais

    The styling of titles is built into your theme: we can’t change it (maybe with CSS upgrade but you must have knowledge before you buy).

    Settings —> General —> type your blog title as you like —> Save

    You can add no-break space code to move the title to the right or add extra spaces between words. #nbsp;
    You can use or tags

    #434851

    ashoktiwary
    Member

    i am new for this, i am trying my best to change font. can anybody tell how to change font. Pls

    #434852

    wpadvanced
    Member

    I believe that the WordPress Advanced Editor has a dropdown list of fonts. Besides that and TypeKit, you’ll need the CSS upgrade.

    #434853

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    What is this WordPress Advanced Editor??? There is no drop down list of fonts.

    The fonts are built into the theme. They can be changed using html manually or by using (paid) CSS.

    Here is info about html and fonts:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/category/fonts/

    #434854

    @tess: Advanced people have advanced beliefs.

    (Check another one.)

    #434855

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Yes. I was only getting annoyed.
    Sometimes a blurry header indicates blurry thinking.

    #434856

    At least he’s got the spelling right this time…

    #434857

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    wrighte

    #434858

    wpadvanced
    Member

    @1tess
    Sorry, I was thinking about the Kitchen Sink, and the list of headings. About the comments, I was thinking about some Wp.org themes – I go back and forth across both forums.

    You can always change the font in a post by pitting your text inside a div, like this:
    <div style="font-family: Calibri;"><p>Insert Text Here</p></div>

    Just replace Calibri with the font you want – but doing it that way, you can’t use any custom fonts.

    #434859

    timethief
    Member

    (1) We now have three options for changing fonts. We have always been able to switch to the HTML editor and do what’s described here http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    (2) We can use TypeKit fonts as well now althoigh some people have had trouble using it not all have http://getook.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/typekit-guide-change-your-fonts/

    (3) The third way is to purchase a CSS upgrade and change font’s throughout the entire blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/ This upgrade is only recommended to those who have experience with CSS editing as there is not Staff support for it and we are expected to be able to work independently when editing CSS.

    #434860

    timethief
    Member

    That being said IMO it makes no sense to bother changing only the font size, for as Panos mentioned above we can all change the same in our browsers and we have varying screen resolutions http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/19/how-to-change-font-text-size-in-your-browser/

    #434861

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @wpadvanced
    Hi, then.

    Really, I meant no offense, but I do get annoyed when someone consistently answers questions in these forums with mistaken information.

    As volunteers we can only try our best, and we all sometimes make mistakes.

    I did realize after some while that you were talking about the button labeled paragraph on the “kitchen sink” second layer of buttons in the visual editor. Yes, the “headings” will make text different sizes. But “headings” are not quite the same as making text larger: http://www.mediacollege.com/internet/html/heading.html

    In your example above, you mention: font-family: Calibri
    but font-family designation is a bit more complicated. If a reader does not have a specific font installed on his / her computer, the browser will determine which font is displayed. There are a very limited number of fonts (in English/Western languages) which are common for most operating systems/computers:
    as explained here:http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html
    (explained elsewhere as well).

    As you see there, Calibi is not one of them. right?

    #434877

    ellegi7
    Member

    Hello, I’m new WP user.
    How can I change the font, the size and the colour of my blog title?

    Thank you for help
    Laura

    #434879

    raincoaster
    Member

    Those aspects of the titles are not configurable without a solid knowledge of CSS and the paid CSS upgrade. You can just find a theme where you like the look better for free, though.

    #434891

    mys4ever
    Member

    Thank you a lot!!! I’m new too and i dont know how to change the font in my post cause i type Vietnamese and the old font become very terrible… T_T Then I saw your helps and now it’s become better and better ^^ Thank uuu !!!!!

    #434892

    I didn’t read all the way to the bottom, but it appears as though one cannot merely change the type of font. I understand the size and color can be changed and the font changes accordingly with the theme. However, I find it odd that there is no easy way to change the font. What am I missing?
    Christine

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