You will see a lot of writing, and the book’s first letter comes with a big letter or a drop cap. Do you know how to add drop caps to the WordPress page or posts of yours? WordPress doesn’t come with drop caps by default. Therefore you have to add drop caps manually.
You can either write code or use a plugin to add drop caps. In this post, I am going to show you to add drop caps to the WordPress site.
Let’s begin, then.
What is Drop Cap?
A drop cap is a styling technique that comes with a bigger first letter of the starting paragraph in each chapter. This technique is commonly used in magazines and books.
Adding a drop cap helps your content to catch the eyesight of your visitors. Drop caps add a formal and traditional touch to your site’s design.
Adding Drop Caps in WordPress
To add drop caps first thing you have to do is install a simple plugin named ‘Initial letter’. To install it navigate to Plugins -> Add New Plugin, and search for ‘Initial letter’.
Install the plugin, and don’t forget to activate it.
Then, visit Settings -> Initial Letter to configure the plugin.
The plugin comes with seven different fonts; you can choose any of these fonts. You can also use the option ‘Match Current Font’ to use your current font as the drop cap letter.
You can also set the padding and color of the drop cap according to your needs. Afterward, don’t forget to click on save changes.
Everything is set. Now all your posts’ first letter will come with a drop cap.
If the current settings don’t meet your requirements, you can configure the settings in any way you want. This plugin is fully free, and therefore you don’t need to spend any money. If you liked this post, don’t forget to share it with your friends. Let me know your thoughts in the comment box below.