This works, but unfortunately does it for every single paragraph, even if it is not enclosed with the <p> tags. So for example, this CSS causes the following paragraphs to both have large first letters:
<p> Hello I am a paragraph</p>
I am a paragraph too
Any help appreciated – the large first letter looks great and would love to include that in my posts (but not for every single paragraph).
Actually figured it out.. using the Inspector tool in Firefox discovered it is <p class="lead dropcap"> that is being used on that page. Tried it on mine and it works great. Though this still doesn’t explain why the “p” selector selected everything instead of just those elements enclosed in <p> tags.