I have been blogging for 13 years now and used many different types of blogs and platfroms, from Blogspot to Wix to WordPress. I have written about blogging quite a bit too including my tips on starting a website, how to become a professional travel blogger and the downside of professional travel blogging. After deciding on the theme to use, the layout, the menus etc. there were many more aspects of blogging for me to consider. This includes layout, headings, imagery and of course fonts. You might know my logo and as I had an expert design such things, fonts were what suited my travel lifestyle best back in 2013…
When you have your own website, you start to experiment with WordPress plugins to enhance it. Here are my top five tips for Plugins that help with fonts.
Fontsy is one of the best Font plugins on the market, available at Fontsy.com. It’s easy to use, a very user-friendly website and plugin platform and a welcome addition to any website or blog. Here in 2020, Fontsy is the coolest Font Plugin on the block and you should aim to install it!
Fontsy is the all in one web font management plugin for WordPress, allowing you to import your own web fonts, or choose from our free web font library. Here it is easy for you to create and design a beautiful and unique blog that stands out from the crowd. You can be head and shoulders above the competition with Fontsy. Here are some of the features:
- Upload or Select your own fonts
- Download fonts from our wide library of incredible fonts
- No coding required, select the fonts you want for any header type
2.OMGF (Optimise My Google Fonts)
OMGF does not stand for “Oh my goodness fonts”!! It is a cool plugin, which is written with performance and user-friendliness in mind. It uses the Google Fonts Helper API to download the fonts you want to use. You create a stylesheet, which is then included to your site’s header and 100% compatible with CSS and JS optimizing/minification plugins like Autoptimize or W3 Total Cache. OMGF can efficiently remove any requests to external Google Fonts (loaded from fonts.gstatic.com or fonts.googleapies.com).
3.Easy Google Fonts
A simple and easy way to add custom Google Fonts to any WordPress theme without coding, this could be the anti-tech savvy blogger’s dream! This plugin integrates with the WordPress Customiser so you can preview Google Fonts on your site in real time. It’s compatible with any theme.
It also allows you to create custom theme specific font controls in the admin settings area to control particular CSS selectors. Once these have been created, these custom font controls are instantly available in the customiser, and so no coding is required. That’s why it is called Easy Google Fonts!
4.WP Font Awesome
As the name suggests, this font Plugin is awesome. It is for more advanced users and those bloggers who are a little bit more tech savvy. All that will be worth it once you have it installed and included on your sleek website. As mentioned earlier though, this is one of the five options and if you want a smoother transition to a fonts Plugin, you can still try and alternative to Font Awesome WordPress Plugin.
This plugin is great for the adventurous blogger that likes to do their own thing. Custom Fonts helps you easily embed custom fonts files (these are files named such as woff2, woff, ttf, svg, eot, otf) easily into your WordPress website. You install the program then get to work by uploading the fonts files into as many different formats as you can and need. This helps with browser compatibility. Then you will be able to see the fonts added in the settings of Astra, Beaver Builder and Elementor.
Currently, you can use Custom Fonts with:
- Astra Theme
- Beaver Builder Theme
- Beaver Builder Plugin
- Elementor Page Builder
So those are just five great font options to get you started. Good luck building your site and making a career out of it. I know how tedious and intense blogging can be at the best and worst of times!