Do you want to add cool fonts for your WordPress website? I am sure that most of you would consider doing this so in this post I will show you how to use the power of Google Fonts.
What are Google Fonts?
This is a project that aims at delivering various fonts for any website in order to make the web “more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography”. These fonts are open source and may be used freely. This means that if you want to have a unique design for your text you should consider using unique fonts and the best way to achieve this is by using a project like Google Fonts where you may choose from various options. Why? because you will get free and open-source fonts, that can be used right away for your website.
How to add Google Fonts for WordPress?
There are two ways of doing this – the manual way and the plugin way. The manual way means that you have to visit the official website of the Google Fonts project and follow the instructions provided there. This website is accessible from here.
The steps there are actually applicable for any website, not just WordPress so you should keep them in mind if you are going to use Google Fonts on another CMS/website.
Most of the times you will be just fine when following the steps but for WordPress beginner users they may be difficult. That is why there is the plugin option.
For it to work you will need the plugin Easy Google Fonts.
This plugin will provide a simple and an extremely easy way of adding Google Fonts to your WordPress website. All you have to do is download the plugin, install it and activate it. You may achieve this manually (by visiting WordPress.org) or by using the plugin installer in your admin panel.
When you do this you will be able to add any Google font that you wish for any text element. No coding skills are needed! You will be able to choose from over 600 fonts and variants.
Easy Google Fonts will allow you to modify your WordPress font selection in real-time by getting previews of just how your website will look like when using the fonts that you have selected. This is achieved by using the WordPress Customizer. You can also create your very own font controls and rules in the admin area.
All of the needed stylesheets for your fonts will be automatically integrated in your WordPress website.
What else do I need to know about Easy Google Fonts?
This plugin is translation ready and you will receive the needed MO and PO files if you want to make your own translation. Easy Google Fonts will also work out of the box with any WordPress theme and you will always have the latest fonts available for your system.
And that’s everything friends! This plugin will allow you to save time and effort when integrating Google Fonts and will also make the looks of your website superb.
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See you soon, friends!