How to change color & size of your headline in WordPress (actually works)

I have have looking online for quite some time to change color and size of the main headline in WordPress (including this blog) with a larger white font on top of a darker background image. Nothing worked so far. However, I was able to find a solution. My theme was Apostrophe 2, but it should work for all or most themes.


Click on My Site, click Customize next to theme button, then CSS and insert the following text:

h1 a{
font-size: 2.5em;
text-align: center;
color: white !important;

Some explanation: h1 refers to the first headline and a refers to an internet link (because the first headline is a clickable link). Fonts size of 2.5em makes the headline 2.5x relatively larger and you can change the value to 1.5 or 3 or whatever you like. An alternative is using 200% or so instead of em units. Text-align to center did not actually do anything for me but maybe it’ll work for you. Color sets the color to white or whatever you specify and the !important tag will override old settings.

Bonus: you can add the following line to create a shadow for the headline font to separate it better from the background:

text-shadow: 3px 3px 9px black;

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