There are many elements in web design that require your full attention. Typography is one major element although we usually don’t place its importance high up the priority list. However, use the wrong type face or fonts that are too small and you will leave a bad impression amongst your readers.
On that thought, I have put together five WordPress plugins that can help you do more with your fonts, such as change their color, size, appearance. On top of that, these plugins also help you better manage, highlight and display fonts on your site, make instant pull quotes and tweets, disable auto-formatting on the backend and more.
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1. Use Any Font
With this plugin, you can use any font you have (in TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG, dfont formats) so you don’t have to depend on font embed services that usually come with a limited number of fonts. Just upload the font to your WordPress and use it.
2. Google Typography
There are several hundreds of Google Fonts you can put to good use via this Google Typography. And you don’t even have to write a single line of code to utilize this. You can customize the site fonts from the WordPress Customizer; select one, and it’ll appear right on the preview.
3. Simple Pull Quote
Pull quotes help break down hefty textual offerings so that readers don’t engage in the TL;DR mode and skip your whole post. Simple Pull Quote allows you to insert pull quotes into your blog posts fast and easy Ã¢Â€Â“ basically, just click the pullquote button. You can also change the fonts, colors, and backgrounds of each pull quote in your theme’s CSS file.
Font Awesome is one of the popular font-icon libraries on the Web, and you can use this plugin to add the font collection to your website. It is an entirely new plugin; written from the ground-up and maintained by the FontAwesome team directly. You can load the icon as an SVG or a Web Font. Loading it directly or use the CDN.
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5. Custom Typekit Fonts
This plugin allows you to connect to Typekit (now Adobe Fonts) to add their font collection to the website easily. It works with a couple of popular themes and theme builders such as the AstraTheme, Beaver Builder Theme and Plugin, and Elementor Page Builder.
Bonus: Custom Fonts
With this plugin, you can create your own custom font collections, literally. The plugin provides a Setting in the dashboard where you can upload the font to your website. Then you can select the font from the WordPress Customizer. It’s also compatible with popular page builders such as Elementor and Beaver Builder.
More about Typography:
- Quick Guide to Typography
- Understanding Typography: 10 helpful tools and resources
- Understanding Typography: Writing for the Web
- Showcase of Web designs with beautiful typography
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