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31 March, 2022
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Font Resizer for Joomla / WordPress

31 March, 2022

Most of what visitors see on websites is written content, and being able to read it is key. What looks readable to you may not be the same to site visitors when designing your site.

I'm sure you've noticed that many popular websites have font-size buttons. They are there for a reason, as they make it easier for the visually impaired to change the font size without disturbing the existing page layout. Of course, there is a tried and tested way to enlarge the screen content, namely the combination of "CTRL" and "+" keys, but this is a half-measure, as it causes the fonts to enlarge and also every element on the page.

What is the easiest way to enable font resizing on a Joomla or WordPress-based site?

Read the article below to find out how to allow visitors to change font size using a simple-to-use plugin for Joomla and WordPress. Make accessibility better for your visitors by enabling them to resize the text on your website and make it bigger.

Font resizer feature

We recommend using a font resizer, built as one of the available features in the DJ-Accessibility plugin for Joomla and WordPress. The plugin is an easy to install but an advanced solution, adding the accessibility feature for all visually impaired users to read the content.

The DJ-Accessibility plugin is a standalone tool (but it’s also integrated with the YOOTheme Pro page builder), and it does not need any additional resources to use it.

All available accessibility options can be displayed in a pop-up panel or a toolbar.

DJ-Accessibility is a Font Resizer WordPress and Font Resizer Joomla that makes your website easier to read and allows your visitors to change the font size of the text.

In the special accessibility widget, you can decrease/increase the font, but also:

  • decrease / increase light height
  • decrease / increase letter spacing

So as you can see, easily adjust the text as you need by setting the font size, line height, and letter spacing.

Why use the Font Sizer feature?

Statistics say that as many as 2 in 10 internet users suffer from poor eyesight. Every time you add a feature to your website, you need to ask yourself how much it is required. There is no doubt in this case, as the ability for users to adjust the font size will significantly increase the readability and accessibility of your website. It is a perfect idea to add an easy-to-use solution for changing the font size.

Who will benefit from this?

  • People with vision problems,
  • People who are not familiar with the screen magnification function in their browser
  • Other users who prefer large fonts (they may want to read from a distance or not use reading glasses)

The main benefits of using the plugin are :

  • No coding skills are required.
  • Works within minutes.
  • Flexible and easy to use.
  • Won’t slow your website.

How to install a font resizer?

The installation and configuration are straightforward. Like any other WordPress or Joomla plugin, it required downloading the installation package (from the download section) and a package installation. The plugin needs to be enabled in the website's backend.

After the successful installation and configuration, the DJ-Accessibility plugin will be visible on your front page. There is a plugin configuration available, but it's not required - it means you can also use the default settings.

We've prepared detailed documentation where you can see how to configure and use the plugin. You need to follow the instruction from the tutorial.

Font resizer - how does this feature work in DJ-Accessibility?

The font resize feature is straightforward to manage.

The plugin's front page panel contains a few options related to changing font size:

  • Content scaling
  • Font size
  • Line height
  • Letter spacing

You can easily add or subtract a value in % to get the expected effect.

Other options of accesibility widget

Accessibility font resizer also brings other useful accessibility options:

  • Screen reader
  • Keyboard navigation,
  • High contrast, Dark contrast, Light contrast,
  • Saturation,
  • Invert colors,
  • Monochrome,
  • Read mode,
  • Highlight links, Highlight headings

Summary

Accessibility is an essential feature of modern websites. After reading the above article, we hope you do not doubt that adding a font-resizer feature to your site makes sense. As you can see, with the DJ-Accessibility plugin, it is easy to help your visitors see your content, and they can make the text size larger or smaller depending on their needs.

Remember that not everyone has perfect eyesight, and font resizing is a valuable feature, especially if you care about the welfare of the site user but also the reputation of your site.

You can also check out our guide on how critical a screen reader is on Joomla sites.


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