How to add fonts to wordpress

There are a few things to keep in mind before adding custom fonts to a WordPress website:

  1. Licensing: Make sure that you have the proper license to use the font on your website. Some fonts are free to use, while others require a paid license. Some font foundries also have specific terms of use that you should be aware of.
  2. File Formats: Different browsers support different font file formats, so you should make sure to include the font in multiple formats to ensure that it will work across different browsers. Common formats include TTF, OTF, and WOFF.
  3. Performance: Adding too many custom fonts to your website can slow down your site’s performance. Try to only use the fonts that are necessary for your design and consider using font-display: swap; to prevent the FOIT (Flash of Invisible Text) and FOUT (Flash of Unstyled Text) issues.
  4. Fallback: It is always a good idea to include a fallback font in case the custom font fails to load or is not supported by the user’s device or browser. This will ensure that your site remains readable and accessible.
  5. Testing: Always test the custom fonts on different devices, browsers, and an internet connection to ensure that they look and perform well.
  6. Optimizing: Optimize your font files and use techniques such as subsetting and compression to decrease the file size.
  7. Updating: Keep in mind to update your fonts and plugin regularly to ensure your site continues to function as expected.
  8. Backup: Always keep a backup of the original files and codes in case of any mistakes while adding custom fonts.

By keeping these points in mind, you can be sure that adding custom fonts to your WordPress website will be a smooth and hassle-free process. 

There are several ways to add custom fonts to a WordPress website. Here are a few methods:

  1. Use a plugin: There are several plugins available in the WordPress repository that allow you to add custom fonts to your website. A popular one is the “Easy Google Fonts” plugin, which allows you to easily add Google Fonts to your website without having to manually add the CSS code.
  2. Manually Add the font files: You can add custom font files to your website by uploading them to your server and then including the necessary CSS code in your stylesheet. You can use the @font-face rule to include the font file. Then you can apply the font to different elements on your website using CSS.
  3. Use a CSS Framework: Some popular CSS frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation, Bulma etc., provide a way to include a wide variety of fonts by just including the CSS file of that framework.
  4. Use of CDN: You can also use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to serve the font files. For example, you can include the fonts from Google Fonts by adding a link to the fonts in the <head> of your website.

Please note that you should have proper permission before using any fonts. Also, it is better to test the font integration locally before deploying it to the production site.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more details on this.

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