Adding Custom Fonts to WordPress via Plugin
In this article, we will go over how to use Easy Google Fonts. Which is one of the most popular plugins in this area.
1. Install the Plugin
The first step is installing the plugin. To do that, head on over to Plugins > Install New. Then, search for the plugin’s name. In the search results, click on Install Now and activate the plugin once it’s on your site.
2. Add/Change Fonts on Your Site
When the plugin is active, you find a new menu called Typography under Appearance > Customize.
When you click on it and choose Default Typography, you find a list of controls to change the font of your paragraphs and headings.
Using them is really simple. Just click on the drop-down menu where it says Edit Font for the part of your site you want to change it for. This gives you access to this menu:
Here, the most important part is the one under Font Family. Here, you can choose a new font type from the entire Google Font library.
The fonts are ordered by standard, serif, sans-serif, display, handwriting and monospace fonts. However, you can also simply search them by name.
When you click on a font, you can preview the changes on the right.
3. Configure the Font
Once you have chosen a font, there are many options to further customize your typography.
First of all, you can change the Font Weight/Style under the menu of the same name. This controls the thickness of the letters.
Furthermore, under Text Decoration, you are able to add underline, line-through and overline. Text Transform also allows you to set it to uppercase, lowercase or capitalize every first letter. Under the Appearance tab on top, you may also control font color, background color, font size, line height
Finally, Positioning lets you change other settings such as margin, padding, border, border radius and display.
In short, you should be able to customize the fonts on your site completely to your liking. Easy, isn’t it? Don’t forget to hit Save & Publish at the top when you are satisfied with your changes.
Other Custom Fonts WordPress Plugins
There are also other WordPress plugins available for adding custom fonts:
- Use Any Font : helps you use uploaded fonts without any CSS. It houses fonts on your own server and also offers conversion tools for font formats.
- Font Organizer
- Typekit Fonts for WordPress
- TK Google Fonts
By now, you are able to customize your WordPress site’s typography at will. This is not only great for the design but also a big leap in your WordPress skills.
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