12 Aug 2019
Why use a custom font? Typography plays an important role in design and establishing a brand. Companies and businesses that understand the importance of this will ensure the consistent use of a unique font throughout their website and products. Having a font special to your company is key to brand recognition, familiarity, and can make your design stand out of the crowd.
The Themify framework includes 940+ Google Fonts, and now we’ve made using any custom fonts you find online, or even create yourself, easily uploadable! Start using any custom font on a Themify WordPress theme with our new custom font feature by simply uploading the font file. Any custom fonts you upload will instantly be available on both the Themify Builder and Customize panel.
To make things easier, we’ll brief you on how to use the new custom font feature and we’ve added a bonus list of best free font sites to peruse for perfecting the look and feel of your website.
How to Upload Custom Fonts
Update your theme/plugin to the latest framework version using the Themify Updater plugin.
Download a free font of your choice (take a look at our list of free font sites below). If your font is downloaded as a zip file, extract it, and keep in mind where the .ttf file is – we will use this later.
- Go to WP Admin > hover over your Themify theme > Custom Fonts > Add New > fill out your new custom font’s specifications:
- Add Title: Enter in the name of your new font (it’s best to use the actual name of the font to keep things organized)
- Weight: normal (you can always change this later)
- Style: normal (you can always change this later)
- TTF File: upload your font’s .ttf file
- Click ‘Publish’
- Now when you go to the Customize panel, or turn on the Builder and go to any text element’s styling menu, you’ll see your new custom font from the selection of Fonts.
Best Free Font Sites
1. Google Fonts
Google Fonts are Open Source, meaning that you can use them privately or commercially, in any which way you’d like. They’re an easy, reliable source for finding quick fonts for use.
Dribble is an online space for users based in web or graphic design, illustration, and other creative fields to upload their own artwork and to network as well. They do have a free font section where you’ll find bespoke and ultra stylish fonts seemingly crafted by hand.
DaFont you’ll find a wide range of free fonts for personal use here – there’s a variety of classy calligraphy and hand lettered styles, as well as some loud, fun, and bold scripts. You never know what you’re going to find here.
FontSquirrel understands how hard it can be to find free fonts that are available for both commercial and personal use. So they’ve done the legwork and hand-selected a collection that fits both requirements with a clear and easy to use interface.
Behance is known as a creative platform for those looking to showcase their design and illustrative work, and their free fonts section is a hidden gem. You can find very unique and stylish fonts for just about every use.
We hope you will all enjoy this new feature + tutorial! Please update your themes to the latest version using the Themify Updater plugin to start using this new feature today!