One of the most common questions I get when I move someone from another blogging platform is how to change the font size in WordPress. It’s always prefaced with “This is probably a dumb question, but…” It’s not a dumb question at all.
The ability to change the font size doesn’t actually come built in to WordPress. But there is an easy solution in a great plugin.
(As usual, if you prefer to just watch a video, there is a tutorial below!)
Here’s how to change the font size in WordPress:
We’re going to use a plugin, because there is a great one that makes it easy and won’t weigh down your blog.
- In your dashboard, go to Plugins and click Add New.
- Search for TinyMCE Advanced.
- Install the one that is by Andrew Ozz.
- Once it is installed, click Activate.
That’s it! There is no setup involved or tricky things you have to do. Just go write your next post, and you will see the option for changing your font size.
As you can see, there are several more new options as well. The ones in the top bar are similar to the basics of any word processing software that you’re used to. You can also change basic fonts, colors, add tables, horizontal lines, and anchors.
TinyMCE is a great little plugin that will give you the basic functionality you’re looking for to change your font size.
So this will only change the font size when you manually change it in the post, it won’t universally apply to all posts. If you’d like to change the default size of the text on your blog, hop on over to my copy-and-paste code library and grab it to…copy and paste it. Don’t worry, it’s not scary and you won’t break anything. Copy and paste.
If you need help, just let me know!