7 Best WordPress Custom Fonts PluginsLast Updated: January 1, 2019
There’s a wealth of great typography available online these days, and naturally WordPress users would want to put this to use on their websites. Luckily, no longer are you required to use code to make this happen as there’s plenty of great plugins to allow WordPress custom fonts. In order to make your job as […]
There’s a wealth of great typography available online these days, and naturally WordPress users would want to put this to use on their websites. Luckily, no longer are you required to use code to make this happen as there’s plenty of great plugins to allow WordPress custom fonts. In order to make your job as a busy site manager easier, here’s a list of the 7 Best WordPress Custom Fonts Plugins.
1. WP Google Fonts – WordPress Custom Fonts
WP Google Fonts is an easy to use plugin that gives you the ability to easily add fonts from the Google Font Directory to your WordPress theme. The plugin adds necessary Google code for you and lets you assign Google fonts to specific CSS elements of your website from your WordPress Admin area. However, there are two possible downfalls to this plugin as it doesn’t allow you preview fonts or upload custom fonts.
2. Use Any Font – WordPress Fonts Plugin
This plugin does exactly what it says on the tin: allows you to embed any font in your WordPress website. With Use Any Font you are not restricted to Google fonts, as the plugin has the ability to upload multiple custom fonts and assign these fonts to headers, paragraphs and block-quotes. The plugin doesn’t have the best user interface as instructions are at the bottom of the settings page when one would expect them to appear at the top. Additional features include support for all major browsers, font conversion, easy setup and a support forum for assistance.
3. Font – WordPress Custom Font Plugin
Font is included on this list because of how fun it is to use, the plugin is reminiscent of MySpace with 90s-era graphics and plenty of drop shadow effects! Although the front-end editing experience isn’t the smoothest with this plugin, it does give you full control over every aspect of your fonts. There are 2 modes when using this plugin, the first allows you to click on any element to change its font and the second requires you to select a portion of text.
4. Typekit Fonts for WordPress – WordPress Font Plugin
This plugin utilises the Typekit fonts service, which is a rival of Google Fonts. Before you use this plugin, you must sign up for an Adobe or Typekit account. Typekit Fonts for WordPress allows you to add custom CSS rules but unfortunately you can’t add or manage custom fonts. The plugin is available in English and Japanese and it is compatible with WP Multisite.
5. Easy Google Fonts – Custom Font WordPress Plugin
Easy Google Fonts not only adds Google fonts to any theme without coding, but it also integrates with the WordPress Customizer for a realtime live preview. The plugin includes powerful customization but the settings page may be confusing for some users. Additional features include translations, automatic background updates and the option to create custom font controls.
6. Google Typography – WordPress Custom Font Plugin
This simple plugin allows you to use and customise any Google font with your existing WordPress site. It creates a new option in your Appearance tab for “Typography”. Google Typography couldn’t be easier to use and it requires no coding. The plugin allows you to add as many fonts as you’d like, then apply them to any existing HTML tag or CSS selection.
7. Google Web Fonts Customizer – WordPress Fonts Plugin
Google Web Fonts Customizer is a unique plugin that integrates WordPress Customizer with Google Web Fonts so that you can add Google fonts to any theme. The plugin is easy to use as you don’t need to edit your themes’s stylesheet, the plugin automatically changes fonts uder your theme’s typography settings. This plugin also lets you preview a font before it goes live on your site and you can customise font weight, font style and font colour.