Remember the old days of WordPress? You started a site and found yourself beating your head against the computer because you couldn’t do something as simple as change a font size? Or maybe it was a color. A little styling on your site was pretty much impossible.
Sometimes you would Google it and find what you thought was a solution to your problem, only to find that some code was needed: some stuff called CSS. The head beating sped up at that point because, well, you were not into code.
Things Have Changed
But thanks to the wonder of the ever-growing world of WordPress, that has all changed.
More and more themes are coming with options in the customizer to change the styles of your theme.
Plugins have made more possible, too. For example, if you use a Genesis child theme, you may very well be able to use Design Palette Pro to do amazing stuff— without knowing code.
Or you may be using a page builder that gives you even more control over the design.
But the fact is, we can’t always change our theme. And we might not want to take the time to learn a page builder. Or maybe we don’t want to add another plugin, just for one simple change. So we go back to our mad as hell mode and shout to the world that you are not going to take it anymore. Or something like that.
What If You Did Tackle CSS?
Now I’m not telling you to go out and learn it, although I wouldn’t discourage you if you so desired. But what if you could use it in those instances where you just need to do that one, small change?
I am not CSS-fluent. I kind of get it. I sort of understand it. But honestly, I cannot create it – Me
With the theme I am using, I wanted to change the font and space size for the blockquote. Now having dabbled a bit in my theme’s CSS file, I considered popping in there to do a tweak. But I found something much simpler.
First I Found the CSS
If you have the Firefox browser on your computer, it has a nice tool that lets you find that CSS. And then, lo and behold, there is a very cool feature in the WordPress customizer: the CSS customizer. Watch this video and see how BobWP, the non-coder, tackled this change.
Final note. If you have never touched any of this CSS stuff before, give this a run on a test site or move your site over into staging first. Even though it looked foolproof, things can go wonky. So be careful doing this on your live site until you have gotten the feel of it. And most importantly, in all cases, back up! You knew that was coming, didn’t you?