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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#32406 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add font size to editor

Reported by: anonymized_14235950's profile anonymized_14235950 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Component: TinyMCE Keywords:
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This seems to me like it should be a basic feature for any text editor. WordPress has come a long way but it still has no core support for changing font size unless you know HTML.

Change History (5)

#1 @iseulde
9 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version 4.2.2 deleted

Thanks for the report! This is definitely plugin material though. Related: #27159.

#2 @tislam100
8 years ago

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Sorry, I fail to understand how this is plugin material. WordPress is a blogging platform, So it should have the basic word processing features. Its already in the core, just needed to be enabled by default.

The sheer amount of results you get when you search for "wordpress font size" in Google will tell you that this very basic feature is a very popular query. When you search for "wordpress font size" in youtube you will see hundreds of videos showing the same thing, "how the change the font size". Most of these video suggest users to install plugins to get this basic feature.

If you want to ignore the few tickets requesting this features here in Trac, fine. Please go ahead and read the comments on each of the videos and you will notice that most of the users are astonished as to how this basic feature is still not there after 13 years of development.

#3 @dd32
8 years ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

For now I'm inclined to agree with @iseulde, Font sizes are not really ideal for a web Blogging application, as strange as that may seem - WordPress is focused on readability, and being able to define sizes between the editor and the theme (and have them actually have some relation to each other) isn't something that's going to be an ideal user experience (either for the author, or the readers) at the present time.

For now, a plugin or theme which supports it would be the best route for most users.
In the future as things move towards a world where the editor better reflects what you actually get when you publish a post, font sizes would be a more usable feature that could be utilised.

For now, I'd suggest people should use headings where appropriate to signify sections.

I'm marking this as maybelater, discussion can continue with the ticket closed, and someone on the WordPress team will re-open it we think we're going to add something like this.

#4 @layerthemes
8 years ago

For now, I'd suggest people should use headings where appropriate to signify sections.

Suppose you have multiple sections in your post and h2 isn't big enough make the headings stand out, so what you have to do is set all the headings to h1. That's a very bad thing for SEO. Is this really a feasible solution?

#5 @Presskopp
8 years ago

The Truth About Multiple H1 Tags in the HTML5 Era

And isn't CSS there for changing font-sizes?

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