How to change the font size in WordPress using HTML

Sean Doyle

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23 Responses

  1. John Lawson says:

    Very well explained! Thanks for sharing….

  2. Nepal says:

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  5. jitendra says:

    Many thanks to you. Thanks for the post. I agree and I got your point. But I want to know more… I want to make the bigger size of some special word in a sentence without any plugin. Special words in a sentence. eg. we are doing in MS word. Can it possible? Hope your answer.
    All the best

  6. Emily Brown says:

    I have used it and its really working, thanks a lot for sharing a simple and easily understandable blog. It is very helpful for all.

  7. Rachel Recherché says:

    Is there any way you can set this as a default setting for headings?

    Right now, my heading 1 is larger than my page title. When I use the “smaller” shortcode, it works for making H1 smaller than the title, but it also makes H1 the same size as H2, and I want them to be consistently decreasing in size, without having to go back and add the short code in for each heading in each post.

    Is there a simple way to change the default wordpress setting for the heading sizes? Thanks!

  8. Stefanie says:

    Thank you so much for this! This is so useful and I have been looking for a clever solution like this since a long time 🙂

  9. Paul says:

    but what font size is small, large or extra Large ?

    are they 12, 14 and 22 or some other combination ?



  10. Jared says:

    Thanks!! I love when people do this. There are far too many posts out there that just affiliate market plug-ins, even for simply changing the text. I’ve bookmarked your post for reference. Thanks.

  11. Anna says:

    You are a lifesaver! I’ve been so frustrated trying to switch between font sizes in my WordPress post and not being able to use the simple code. After some research I found your article and it works perfectly. Thank you!

  12. Stefanie says:

    Thank you. This was easy to do and it worked

  13. S B says:

    Thanks! But how do you als change the line-height?
    doesn’t work… Thanks in advance.

  14. Al says:

    Thank you for taking the time to post this info, it help tremendously

  15. Rex says:

    very helpful – thank you!

  16. Mark says:

    Many thanks, I appreciate the time taken. I agree, much cleaner than using some ‘black box’ plug-in.

    All the best,


  17. Anonymous says:


  18. Daria says:

    Thank you for this really useful article that helped me solve my issue. I am a big fan of simple solutions and this was one of them! 🙂

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