If you’re like me, the first time you add a new post and try to edit the size of the font or add a table is disheartening. For some reason, these options are not available in the visual editor available in WordPress. If you want to increase that itty-bitty font size that readers are squinting to read, you have to know a bit of html code. But even though you can manually increase it from small to extra large, you’re going to have to add that bit of code in every post and every page. Add that gets to be a drag.
A better option for your WordPress.org blog is to install yet another plugin: the wonderful TinyMCE visual editor. And with it, your flexibility with the font and appearance increases tenfold. Your visual editor will look like this when you’re done:
Here’s how you do it: click on the “Add New” button under the Plugins tab in your dashboard. Search for, install now, and activate these plugins: “TinyMCE Advanced,” “TinyMCE Tabfocus Patch,” and “Empty Paragraph in Tiny MCE editor.”
Once you’ve done that, you can click on the “TinyMCE Advanced” button under your settings tab in dashboard to edit it. That looks like this:
You merely drag and drop what you want into the shaded bars above. Be forewarned, though, if you place buttons too far on the right of those bars, they won’t show up when you try to use them in your visual editor. Just place them no further to the right than where the buttons in my example above are. And make sure to save your options once you’re done fooling with it!
After you follow those steps, you’ll be able to make more changes to the fonts, add tables and edit them, and more.
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