Have you ever wondered how to add a bit more personality to your blog?
How about customizing your font? Customizing your font can be a great way to dress up your blog while adding some personality at the same time. Thanks to Google’s Web Fonts you have hundreds of choices at your finger tips… err, at your keyboard. :)
If you’ve looked at Google’s Web Font directory in the past you might have had some second thoughts when you realized you’d need to add that line of ‘import’ code in your theme’s files to make it all work. Sure that font is pretty great but it just wasn’t worth the chance that you might ‘mess up’ your really great theme.
Guess what? There are several plugins that will allow you to add Google’s Web Fonts to your blog without modifying your theme’s files. Yay!
Today I’m going to share with you a really great plugin called “Google Typography.” You can find Google Typography in the WordPress Plugin Directory or search for it by accessing ‘Add New’ under the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress installation. (Make sure you’ve recently backed up your WordPress installation and your database before adding a new plugin! One can never have too many backups).
Once you’ve installed the plugin and activated it (in just a couple clicks) your screen will look like this:
Now, check out this awesome video tutorial the by creators of the plugin:
Pretty simple, isn’t it? This plugin is a great option if you’re not up for adding the import code into your blog theme files (or if you haven’t a clue how to go about that).
Bonus Design Tip:
Google Fonts allows you to download any of their web fonts so if you plan to use them on your website you can also download the particular font to use in your business related documents. (click the image to view it full size).
Do you use Google Fonts on your website? Personally, I use them on my own site and I’ve also used them on multiple client sites. It’s nice to have the ability to add a bit more flare or personality to a site with custom fonts. :)
Guest post by Melissa Barham: Saving entrepreneurs from the dreaded curse of client-repelling WordPress and social media designs. Learn more here: http://www.MelissaBarham.com/