Blog text sizes

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How can I change the size of the font in my blog text? I used the font changer in the blog manager but it didn't work. The posted question that appears to pertain to this doesn't ansswer my question.
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So you would highlight the text you wanted to change and it when you click on the new font size it wouldn't change?
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maridelbowes

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It would change in the sitebuilder but after I updated my site, it was the same size as before.
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Hi maridelbowes - could you post a link to your blog so that we can take a look and advise you further?
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Hi Marije--

Here's the link to my blog. Note that the first two blogs have a larger size font--more like the size I want. I don't know how that happened but it wasn't through changing the size via the font changer. On the last two, the font is too small.

http://evolvingjourney.yolasite.com/b...

Thanks!
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Hello Maridelbowes,
I am pretty sure I can help you solve this! Did you possibly copy and paste into the Site Builder from a program such as Word? If you did then that is why the formatting is seeming different in some of the posts. Taking text directly from Word will bring along extra formatting.

You can fix this by removing the text from the posts and copying it into a program such as Notepad, and then copying and pasting from there back into the Site Builder. This will strip out any extra formatting.

Please let us know if this doesn't help!

Emmy
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Hi Emmy--

Thanks. I do use Wordpad when moving copy from Word to Yola. That's what I may have done on the first two with the larger print. But the last two were written right in the sitebuilder and those are the ones I can't seem to change. They DO actually change when I use the font changer on site builder, but then don't show up differently in the blog on the web page.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Maridel
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Hello,
Yes, WordPad retains the rich text formatting. You need to either use Notepad or else save your text on WordPad as a .txt first and then copy and paste it from that file into the Site Builder. Can you give this a try and let us know if you are still having this problem.
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Hi Emmy--

I'm sorry. It is Notepad I use. I use it on a regular basis for my Constant Contact newsletter so I know it is the same I used for Yola.

Any other ideas?

Maridel
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Hello maridelbowes

Emmy is currently offline. Can you please send us an email to support@yola.com and we will need to take a closer look at what's going on. Thanks.
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The text font I use on my blog gets changed when it is uploaded to my site....i have tried a couple of ways to change it and I am not getting anywhere. The font is different, the size is too small
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Hello Marc

Do you mean that you've uploaded your own font to display on your website? Or are you using one of the given options? Which browser and version are you using? We're busy working on making Internet Explorer 10 fully compatible with Yola, if you're using this browser, please use Firefox or Chrome, and retry.
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I use Tumblr and feed to my website. The widget your provide. Tried with all three browsers no difference
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Hi Marc

I see. The Tumblr feed is embedded as an API from Tumblr, and unfortunately we don't have control of the way it gets displayed on your website page. The only things you can edit about it are provided in the Widget settings. I'm sorry that I don't have a better answer for you at this stage.
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I would like to see you have the additional text selection option in the Widget. That would resolve the issue. I use the Same font on my website as the one in my blog. Somehow when it is uploaded onto the Yola site the font is changed. I have no Idea how that can happen...
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Similar issue. Like Tumblr so far (mainly because I can embed it in my site and then people can read my blog and are directed to my site instead of tumblr). BUT the headings are tiny and no way to change them. They are a great size on the Tumblr site but seem to revert to same size as the rest of the blog when on my Yola site.
On another note: are there ways to add follow and or facebook like buttons for the embedded blog?
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THe text sizing issue is driving me nuts! It defaults to 13 but then I have 18 for some. I try to highlight large chunks and unify but it is a nightmare. It does not do it. Or it will do a phrase of sentence and then leave the rest. Please advise. I was advised to blog on wordpress instead but would really like to keep my blog on my website. Wordpress is more user friendly for the blog but want to stick here if I can! Frustrated.
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Hello Polly

Can you please provide your URL for me to know to which website you are referring? I can look into this for you, but I can't promise that I'll be able to provide you with a solution as we have discontinued the Yola Blog and no longer support it.

A good alternative blog to use with Yola is Tumblr. We've integrated with them, and you can easily embed your Tumblr blog on your Yola website, using the Tumblr Widget.
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I use the Tumblr blog and have had issues with the text. You can set it up really nice on Tumblr but when things come across to the site text font and font size gets changed and you really do not have any real options to adjust the font.
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http://sitebuilder.yola.com/en/ide/in...
Thank you! Maybe I'll try Tumblr: especially if you no longer support Yola Blog. My main thing when I started Wordpress was that people reading my blog were not taken directly to my site which is why I'd prefer to keep the blog on Yola. If I with to Tumblr, I'm guessing since it's a widget, it will all be on my site?
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And ooops. I think the link I have given does not take you to my blog. I have not published yet because I was having these issues. Can you see it if I have not published it yet?
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Hi Polly

Unfortunately I can't use the link you provided to find your Yola account and your website. I was able to locate your account by your forum e-mail, and saw that there are two websites with the exact same name. To make sure that I go into the right site, can you please rename or delete one of them?
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http://www.pollymckie.com/blog.php

main site www.pollymckie.com Playing around with Tumblr now but think I might have same frustrations!

Thanks SO much for your address.
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help/not address!!
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Polly McKie

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Tumblr may be best solution. Quick question re. that, though: the format/style/theme I pick on Tumblr does not publish as that on website when I add the Tumblr widget. Am I doing something wrong or is that just the way it works?
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Hello Polly,

The Tumblr Widget does not pull up the format or style of your Tumblr page. This is working as designed.

I had a look at your blog page to see if I could determine why your font is showing up inconsistently. Did you by chance copy and paste text into your blog? If so, this can explain why these inconsistencies have been showing up.

To address this, please copy your text and paste into Notepad. Then, in your blog post, go the HTML button on the blog's Text Editing Toolbar and remove all the codes. Now you can safely copy from Notepad and paste into your blog post.

I hope this helps! Please do let us know if you still have issues.