How to Make Writing of a Text Post Smaller on Tumblr

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The Tumblr text post editor includes basic formatting options for making text bold, italic or strikethrough, but offers no way to change the font size directly. You can directly edit the HTML source of your post from within the post editor to use the "<small>" tag to alter the text. This enables you to change the size of all the text or only certain parts depending on the placement of the tags. The "<small>" tag is also compatible with all major browsers, so you can be sure that all visitors see the text as you intended.

  • Sign in to your Tumblr account and click the "Aa Text" in the dashboard to create a new text post. Alternatively, click "Posts" on the sidebar and then select "Edit" from the post options list to edit a post that has already been published.

  • Click the "HTML" button in the new post's options to switch the post editor to HTML mode. The button is highlighted in blue to indicate that this mode is active.

  • Enter the "<small>" tag (without the quotations) in front of the text you want to make smaller.

  • Enter the "</small>" tag (without the quotations) after the text that you want to make smaller. All text between the "<small>" and "</small>" is displayed smaller. These tags can encompass all of the text in a post or only certain parts depending on the placement.

  • Click the "Publish" button if you are creating a new post or "Save Post" if you are editing an existing post to save the changes.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can encompass text with multiple "<small>" tags to make it even smaller. For example:
  • <small> This text is small </small>
  • This text can be made even smaller by using the following line:
  • <small><small> This text is smaller </small></small>

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