How to Change Text Color and Size in WordPress

Let’s face it – writing blogs and posts in WordPress is one enormous part of what you will be doing, frequently. Anyone who has ever dug into these tasks will notice one very important thing – the ways in which you can edit the text are severely limited. To a very wide extent, you don’t really care about this. There have been countless blogs and posts written where such text editing never bore any relevance. But what if it becomes relevant? What if you want to change text color and size in WordPress?

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Changing the text size is a bit more complicated than changing color.

Is there a super-easy way to go about doing this? No, unfortunately, not. Is it impossible, though? No, absolutely not. If you were to change text color and size in WordPress, you can go about doing it. It will just require a little bit of hassle. However, if this is important to you, and you have to do it – it will pose no big issue. We will discuss some steps you can take to make this happen. It’s not complicated, so bear with us!

Change text color and size in WordPress – when is this applicable?

At first glance, there is no ‘easy way out’ of this one. There is no simple command or shortcut that can make it in a snap. This especially goes for the post editor screen. However, there are a few workarounds you can use to achieve the level of customization you are hoping to have. Fortunately, or unfortunately, this will require you to do some very light, low-level HTML coding. But you should not worry at all! Even if you are at the very beginner level, or you potentially never done anything similar, you will be more than fine as it is quite easy to figure out once you do it once yourself.

This is, however, best used to change smaller portions of your text that you wish to highlight, or have otherwise stuck out. If you wish to change the look and feel of your entire text, then this blog might not be for you. If you are not looking to change text color and size in WordPress for a few sentences, but for the entire text – you are most likely better off just installing a new theme that will do this for you. This can affect the chosen font, color, size, etc.

Change text color

When you see WordPress for the first time, or you have been seeing it for a while now, you will learn one thing – there is no simple way to change text color. Why? We have no idea. Whatever reasons they may have had, developers decided to somehow hide this feature. However, you shouldn’t worry because there are a few simple steps to get to it. So, here is how you can change the text in WordPress in a few simple steps:

  1. Go to and select the Posts section and choose the post you wish to edit the text in
  2. Once you are in the desired text make sure to find the Toolbar Toggle button and select it
  3. Clicking on this button will bring up several new options that you have not seen or used before. Amongst these options will be a Text Color drop-down menu that will give you access to a palette of colors.
  4. Once there, simply choose the color that is to your liking and use the Update option. This will apply the color to the chosen part of the text.
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Bring your posts to life with color!

See, even though at first it may seem rather difficult, it is not that hard to change text color and size in WordPress. There is just a set of secret hacks that we are sharing with you that will make this possible.

Change text size

In contrast to changing text color, changing text size follows a similar pattern however with a bit more complications. Where changing text color is a pretty straight forward when you unlock the secret buttons, changing the size is that plus additional steps that may complicate the process slightly. However, nothing too dramatic and definitely nothing to worry about.

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Just a little bit of HTML coding, nothing too dangerous.

The steps

Following the same pattern of explanation, we will break the process down into steps that you should follow in order to achieve this objective. The steps are as follows:

  1. As with the previous section, go to the Posts section and find the post within which you wish to make the change.
  2. After you have found the desired post, repeat step two from the previous section – click on the Toolbar Toggle button to open up a set of new options, not seen before this interaction.
  3. Once you do so, you will be interested in the drop-down menu that is called Paragraph.
  4. Find the portion of the text you wish to change, highlight it and click on the Paragraph drop-down menu. Once you do so, choose the option Heading 3 (as an example).
  5. Once you have finished the above steps you will immediately notice that the text size has changed, based on what you have previously highlighted.
  6. The next step is to click the Text tab, located in the upper right section of the page, but just under the title bar.
  7. Once you have made this selection, you will not only see the text of the post, but also the control ‘symbols’ that are streamed throughout the text. So, for instance, based on your recent changes you will see a symbol: </h3> just before the paragraph itself. You will see the same thing just after the paragraph. This part will imply that the entire paragraph is set under Heading 3 setting.
  8. The last and final step is to simply change and apply the codes for each part of the text you wish to alter. If you are uncertain about the codes you can find most of them online, and simply copy and paste them before and after the paragraph, you wish to change.


As you could have seen above, it is no rocket science. You can do it with ease, and the commands are simple. All you need is to know where to look. Once you do this once or twice, it will get stuck in your brain. You will most likely keep this knowledge for as long as you operate in WordPress. If you still can’t find your way around, please feel free to contact us!

Best of luck!