Podcast Episode

042 – Add Custom Fonts to Your WordPress Website


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Podcast name: Your Website Engineer
Podcast url: yourwebsiteengineer.com

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Add Custom Fonts to Your WordPress Website

  1. TypeKit.com

– This is a free / paid option (pricing)
– Sign up for an account
– They will provide you with a code to paste into your header.php file
– Then you will be able to browse through the hundreds of fonts that they have
– Has a tool that has images from all browsers so you can see what your font looks like in Internet explorer
– You can view the fonts with different backgrounds and weight, plus try your own text.
– Once you select your font, you choose the selectors h1 h2 p etc that you want your font to appear
– Or you can add the fonts to specific classes or id’s

  1. http://cufon.shoqolate.com/generate/

– In order to do this you need:
– Access to an FTP editor
– You need to own the font and have it on your computer
– Use the tool to generate your own .js font file
– Upload to your host and link to it in header.php file
– More specific instructions found here

  1. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-cufon/

– Easy to use
– Automatic detection for uploaded fonts
– Graphic interface

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    • Randy Sandberg Reply

      Hi Dustin,

      You’ve knocked it out of the ballpark again with yet another brilliant podcast. Thank you! Additionally, I voted for you at http://podcastawards.com/ as well as gave Your Website Engineer 5 stars at iTunes and, of course, left you a nice review.



      Sep 24, 2011
    • Rick Reply

      good podcast series – you forgot the obvious one – Google Web Fonts – there’s even a Chrome add-on for it.

      Sep 29, 2011
      • Dustin Hartzler Reply

        Looks like a great option! And I did totally forget it. I’ve made a note to bring it up on the next show.

        Oct 31, 2011
    • Val2138 Reply

      I prefer to use an “all-in-one” WP theme generator. in this way I don’t have to go to different locations, setting up new accounts, searching for additional plugins or free resources, fixing compatibility or copyright issues or working with the code. I use Lubith in order to design my themes and beside its other great editing options, the typography extension contained by this editor is more than enough for me.

      Mar 23, 2012
      • dhartzler10 Reply

         @Val2138 I’ve never heard about Lubith.  Looks like a really neat tool.  I’m going to check it out in detail when I have a chance.

        Mar 23, 2012
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