Have you ever looked at your blog and thought that it would just be a little bit better if you could change fonts easily in WordPress? Of course, you can change the font in your WordPress theme but sometimes a) you might lack the techie skills to do that or b) you might want to experiment with a greater range of fonts. The good news is that there is a lot of plugins around that will quickly and easily change your font.
A word of caution first though. Be careful that you choose a font that can be read by both the search engines, on all browsers and is easy to read by your visitors – otherwise that extra pizzazz that you have added to your blog could end up a massive fail.
This plugin allows you to use one of the fonts from Fonts.com and has support for Google Web Fonts. At the time of writing Fonts had over 168,000 fonts – surely something there for the fussiest blogger!
WP Google Fonts
The Google Fonts plugin allows you to choose one of the 400 plus free Google fonts to use on your blog. One of the great features of this plugin is that you can assign specific fonts to particular parts of your theme style sheet. For bloggers that are unfamiliar with css this is a great way to get the look for your site that you want without the headaches.
Google Web Fonts for WordPress
This plugin appears to have less features than others but often simple is good It allows you to use the free Google Web Fonts library of fonts to import in your theme stylesheets.
Fontific is yet another plugin that allows you to borrow from the Google Web Font library. The set up of this plugin is slightly different from others in that you create “rules” in the backend as to what css selector the font is to be applied to.
Font Burner Control Panel
The Font Burner wordpress plugin allows you to use any of the free fonts on the Font Burner site. Currently there are thousands to choose from. It has an easy to use interface and requires minimal knowledge to get it going.
Font Uploader WordPress Plugin
Font Uploader is different from the other plugins that we have looked at because you use your own fonts or tap into the Google Font library. Using the Google Web Font library is a good move because it ensures that your font is cross browser compatible.
The plugin works with any theme allowing users to use the font where ever they may like and in what size they like.
Spotted Koi Post Font Selector
Another easy to use plugin that allows you to choose selected fonts from the back end of your WordPress site. You can apply different fonts to different elements of your theme to create a truly unique look for your site. In order to use this plugin you will need some knowledge of html and/or css to apply the elements. Most of this is pretty straight forward and easy to use but if you are new to code be prepared for a little trial and error.
Typekit Fonts for WordPress
Typekit is another font library service. In order to use the fonts in conjunction with the plugin you will need to sign up to Typekit. Out of all the plugins reviewed so far Typekit is the only one that expressly states that it is compatible with multi user sites. From an ease of use point of view this plugin does require that the user has some knowledge of css in order to apply rules for when and where the fonts should be used.
The TTF Titles website at the time of writing was down however I have used this plugin many years ago before the advent of Google Web Fonts and found it quite simple to use. It is based on an earlier plugin called Image Headline Replacement. It’s focus is just to replace the title of your post or page with a new font. Some fonts are included in the plugin to get you started.
Check the look of your font out across all browsers on the free browser shots service when you have made your changes.