Make The Editor Look Like Your Theme

Here’s something you may or may not know.

In the Editor (where you write posts), click on the three vertical dots at the top right of the page. That opens a list. Scroll down to the bottom and you will see the last item in the list is ‘Preferences’.

Click on Preferences and you will see a list of options including this one:

‘Use theme styles
Make the editor look like your theme.

Why would you want to do this?

Well, it changes the font where you are typing. The font may look a bit cramped and rubbishy if you used the theme style, or vice versa.

In one of my free sites, I am not keen on the font in the back end when writing a post. The font is small and very cramped.

So I clicked on the three dots at top right, and in Preferences I unchecked to ‘use theme styles / Make the editor look like your theme.’

I thought that would do it for all future posts, but no. for every new post I have to go in each time to uncheck the option. In other words the default remains the chosen option. 

I asked Support whether there was a way to set the default for all posts?

And the answer is – No, it is theme dependent. For some themes you have to do it manually each time.

Who would would have thought it?


  1. Tamara says:

    Interesting analysis, David. Doesn’t seem like handy-dandy coding as one cannot default to the theme, as you discovered. Admirable that you brought it up with their tech support. Maybe they will change it now??


    1. Maybe they will, but from the reply I received I don’t think it is top of their pile to do.


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