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Font Size Button Missing in WordPress – How To Change The Font Size in WordPress

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Published: May 14, 2010
Updated: October 6, 2012

The orginal question was regarding the font size button not being displayed on the WordPress toolbar.  The answer contains how to display all the WordPress toolbar buttons and additional information on changing font sizes in WordPress.

Click on the WordPress toolbar Show/Hide Kitchen sink button to see all the available toolbar buttons. Hover over all your toolbar buttons until you find the one called Show/Hide Kitchen Sink and click on it. You should now see a Font Size toolbar button.

First off I’m assuming this is a site not a freebie site? Don’t even bother mucking around with the default WordPress wysiwyg editor called TinyMCE because it is very limited in what it has to offer. Install the TinyMCE Advanced WordPress plugin and then you will need to do a drag and drop set up to add more toolbar buttons to the default WordPress toolbar. You can add all kinds of formatting, fonts, tables,styles, layers buttons, etc to the stripped down WordPress toolbar. The other way to control font sizes and styles is by editing your themes style.css file. All WordPress themes have a style.css file. It will be located in the theme folder that you are using and will be called style.css. You would typically change the font style or sizes sitewide in the style.css file so if you just want post specific font changes you can make them in each individual WordPress post from the toolbar instead.

Now with all of that said if you are talking about a site you only have the Show/Hide Kitchen sink option and you are stuck with the default wysiwyg editor because you can’t install plugins on freebie websites. Hope that helps. Good Luck! 🙂

Official WordPress Changing Font Sizes Resource Page

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