This WordPress plugin allows registered users to enable the OpenDyslexic font on your site. This free open source font, which is also being used at this page, is designed to help people with dyslexia read more easily. After activation this plugin adds an extra option to the profile page, where registered users can choose to use the OpenDyslexic font on the website and/or within the admin, or not at all.

This plugin was originally designed for the dutch flash fiction website 120w.nl. I am not dyslexic myself, nor have I developed the OpenDyslexic font.


  1. Download and unzip
  2. Upload the folder from the plugin to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you support other languages?

So far this plugins is only available English and Dutch are included. You are free to create a translation for your language. The required .POT file is in the ‘languages’ folder.

Will the OpenDyslexic font be visible to all visitors?

The font is only visible for the registered users who have enabled the font on their user profile. All other users and visitors will see the regular font as defined by your theme/CSS.

Known bugs

  • Some of the icons from the admin menu don’t show because those symbols are not (yet) included in the OpenDyslexic font.


1.0 (20150124)

  • Initial version

 To do

  • Include more languages
  • Support more fonts (OpenDyslexic regular / Alta, the paid font Dyslexie?)


You can download the most recent version of the WP-OpenDyslexic plugin at the official WordPress plugin directory or on Github.


Like this plugin and find it useful? Please consider making a small donation to show your appreciation/support. This plugin is developed and maintained in my spare time.

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