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Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#47874 assigned enhancement

Support for Typography Customization

Reported by: ramizmanked Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.2.2
Component: Bundled Theme Keywords:
Focuses: template Cc:


Nowadays, Typography settings are one of the basic requirements of almost every theme.

Issue: As of Twenty Nineteen, admin is unable to customize some typography items(h1, h2, p, etc.) styles from backend.

Solution: Since we have rich set of customizer controls now, can we think of providing such options to customize theme typography straight from the Theme Customizer section?

Change History (7)

#1 @ramizmanked
19 months ago

  • Summary changed from Support for Headings customization to Support for Typography Customization

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
19 months ago

  • Component changed from Themes to Customize

#3 @joyously
19 months ago

Doing this would conflict with a lot of theme options. And if it's a core option, the theme would have to work around it.
This does not belong in core. It's what themes are for.

#4 @ramizmanked
19 months ago

Thanks @joyously for your inputs.

I am talking about adding Typography options in upcoming releases of WordPress Themes (may be Twenty Twenty). Though it would be theme specific, it won't conflict with any other themes installed in the WordPress setup. This will allow non-technical users to set basic typography settings from backend itself without requiring any CSS knowledge.

My initial thought was, why should we force user to set basic typography settings using CSS when we have rich set of customizer controls to provide such functionalities from backend.

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
19 months ago

  • Component changed from Customize to Bundled Theme

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.

19 months ago

#7 @afercia
18 months ago

  • Focuses accessibility administration removed

Discussed this ticket during last week's accessibility bug-scrub on Slack (requires registration).

The prevalent opinion in the accessibility team is that, while the ability to customize the font type and some advanced font metrics would help general readability and specific reading impairments like dyslexia, this feature shouldn't be in core and sounds more like plugin or theme territory.

It was also noted that there are already plugins that provide the ability to choose Google fonts in the customizer and customize other font features.

Maybe it would be nice to consider this feature for a bundled theme (maybe Twenty Twenty?) but it doesn't appear to be a responsibility of WordPress core accessibility. Removing the accessibility focus, will leave the final word to the Bundled Theme team :)

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