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Google Typography

A simple plugin that lets you use and customize (in real-time!) any fonts from Google Fonts on your existing WordPress site.

9 reviews
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5 stars
In love!
By , for WP 3.9

Ok so I looked the other way at the warning that reads "This plugin hasn't been tested on your version of WordPress" (or whatever it says) It works as promised and has excellent instructions on how to use it. I was able to get it to work on one of my upcoming sites and can't wait to implements on my clients site. Is one of the easiest ways I've come across to implement typography!

5 stars
Functional and Easy to Use
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin applied the changes I asked for with no problem. I like that it is positioned under "typography" in the Appearance section of the admin panel. Many times, plugins end up in place that are less logical than that.

The font preview function works well, but a user has to select the font name before it displays. I still prefer to use the Google Typography page for reviewing the appearance of each font because I can scroll through.

I have not used the plugin for any super sophisticated scripting or conditional formatting, but for basic tag modification it works really well.

5 stars
Tres bien in every way!!
By ,

This plug-in is SO awesome. I tried an alternative that looked attractive, i.e., Google Web Fonts Manager, and after about 20 minutes of frustration I gave up. I'm SO glad I found this one. Major thumbs up in every regard!!

5 stars
SSL error message
By , for WP 3.6.1

Hi, google typography plugin installation i receive this message?

SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed

Has anyone else encountered and remedied this problem?

Many thanks for any help you can give

5 stars
Great plugin!
By , for WP 3.6

Thank you!

5 stars
By , for WP 3.5.2

Perfect if We need a nice and easy to use plugin for Google Fonts.

5 stars
Great Interface
By , for WP 3.5.2

Great solution to google web fonts. Love the interface. Straight forward and easy to use. Well done!

5 stars
Great Google web fonts manager.
By , for WP 3.5.2

Simple and nicely designed solution for custom Google web fonts. For me, it works out of the box, no errors.

My only suggestion for the author would be to switch to wp_enqueue_style instead of @import in wp_head if that is possible.
Reason for this is possible duplicate font loading and I dunno if HTTPS site would trow unsecured connection error if fonts are
being pulled via css @import over HTTP. Also maybe an option to include extended characters set if one exists for chosen font.

Something like this maybe?:

$protocol = is_ssl() ? 'https' : 'http';
$query_args = array(
    'family' => 'Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,300,400,600,700,800',
    'subset' => 'latin,latin-ext'
wp_enqueue_style( 'fonts', add_query_arg( $query_args, "$protocol://fonts.googleapis.com/css" ), array(), null );
5 stars
Nice Idea but Won't work on my 3.5.2 blog.
By , for WP 3.5.2

I got no errors installing, no white screen, I see the settings page but no fonts show when I click the dropdown. Nice idea, but work out the bugs more buddy :)

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