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How to increase a certain size of your WordPress Font size

I’m tired of having to squint my eyes to read a small minim words throughout many websites. I know you can do “zoom in ” feature in most web browser but to me that’s more like a remedy solution rather than a preventive one. I love it when we can avoid problem. So, I’ve made it my own mission to avoid having small fonts on my blog (where possible).

To increase font size, if you are a CSS savvy, then you can just do a CSS custom upgrade through WP and can laugh at this post but please don’t. However, I believe there are a bunch of us blogger that simply don’t have the guts or time to deal with CSS. Having to pay for CSS upgrade just to be able to make a simple adjustment to font sizes seems a bit too much.

Typekit has been great for adding that custom font style. I did a simple guide here. But, I noticed there’s no easy way to increase font size through WP or Typekit. Both parties seems to be passing this topic on to each other like a hot cookie taken straight from the oven with bare hand. So far, I have only able to change font size on post and comment.

I did the following to increase font size in posts:

For comment, go to dashboard and click on the comment tab on the far left column. You can do “edit” and input above code.

One other thing left – the sidebar. I’ve not been able to increase any font size in this section because I can’t find the place to input the code. Will update when I figured it out.

  1. Mbah Gendeng
    January 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing this great article! That is very interesting 🙂 I love reading and I am always searching for informative information like this! You are bookmarked!

  2. February 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Interesting. I do have the CSS upgrade, and find it a lot easier to use than Typekit:

    • February 2, 2010 at 10:01 am

      CSS upgrade would be the ideal solution to do any customization. But it requires the knowledge and expertise to do so. Maybe one day I’ll familiarize myself with it. But for now I just have to push the boundry of what can be done without CSS upgrade.

      I’m not sure if Typekit works well with CSS upgrade as it seems to step on each other’s foot… but, I won’t know until I did the upgrage myself…


  3. March 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Hi do you insert this every time you create a new post?


    • March 13, 2010 at 10:34 am

      Unfortunately, Yes.

      After couple months doing it that way, I ended up buying the CSS upgrade and now I don’t have to do that every time I write post anymore 🙂

      • prettypay
        April 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

        OK so I upgraded to CSS but have NO IDEA how to work it. How can I input the size change into my CSS?

  4. March 28, 2010 at 3:54 am

    thanks for tis tip! Very useful! Appreciate it 🙂

  5. March 31, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    This is great! Thank you

  6. April 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    really helpful!! thank you!

  7. August 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for your posts. Very helpful. If I may recommend one thing. Please choose another
    typeface for your blog/posts. Something more legible, like a workhorse serif or sans. I fully appreciate your selection of a display font to emphasis using type kit.
    Thanks again for the posts. Your info has been very helpful 😀

  8. November 18, 2010 at 8:58 am


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