Use Google Web Fonts

  1. kingbyu

    The default (included) theme should allow use of Google Web Fonts to set the font face of the title font (and perhaps other page titles). http://www.google.com/webfonts

    Just like the twentyeleven theme allows for configuration of header and background images, it should allow for configuration of header fonts. Perhaps the configuration page provides a handful of font options, with the ability to manually add additional fonts.

    Since the Google Web Font API supports optimization through specification of limited alphabet set, WordPress should provide methods to obtain the limited alphabet set based on the blog title.

    By supporting Web Fonts in the default WordPress theme, we encourage other theme developers to make use of web fonts. WordPress sites will look more pretty.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. RogerWheatley

    This is really something that's already implemented via theme development. If a theme developer chooses not to do this, then it's his or her prerogative.

    In my opinion, this should be left to the theme(s) in use, not to the WordPress core.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. Jeff Sebring

    I've recently rebuilt my Google Web Fonts for WordPress plugin, and uploaded it to the plugin repository.

    It uses the developer api to get the current list for you in a dropdown, has a preview with link to the font page, code sample for your stylesheet, and enable/disable selection. The font settings are saved in theme_mods, so each theme will have its saved settings.

    I chose to only import the fonts, instead of add any css in the header, as often web fonts really need to be resized, and should be added by designers who can make some minor css edits.

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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    This is theme territory