Admin Custom Font


Admin Custom Font plugin allows you to replace default/factory font in WordPress Admin Dashboard with hundreds of different Google Fonts.

Visit Admin Dashboard > Settings > Admin Font to customize font type and styles.

Why This Plugin?

In latest WordPress version 4.6 a new admin system font change was introduced, moving away from “traditional” Open-Sans font-face type
(introduced back in 3.8). This inspired us to create a simple & powerful Admin Custom Font plugin in order to restore the old look & feel without modifying core files.

Since plugin version 2.4.0 release, you can now choose from the complete list of all Google Fonts, override default font-size and font-weight styles!

Included most popular Google Font types (faces): OpenSans, DroidSans, PT Sans, Roboto, Exo, Play, Lato, Quantico, Orbitron, Maven Pro, fonts designed for specific world languages and more!

In order to streamline and make font selection process more efficient, some 30+ hand-picked, most popular and beautiful Google Fonts are grouped and listed on top of the massive selection list. You should try some of those fonts first, and later explore rest of the available collection.

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  • Plugin Admin Settings Page (Google Font Sample List)
  • With Plugin Active
  • Without Plugin (Default)
  • Plugin Activation
  • Plugin Admin Settings Page (Open Sans Google Font)
  • Plugin Admin Settings Page (Orbitron Google Font)
  • Plugin Admin Settings Page (Play Google Font)
  • Plugin Admin Settings Page (Architects Daughter Google Font)
  • Plugin Admin Settings Page (Electrolize Google Font)


  1. Download Admin Custom Font plugin
  2. Extract the zipped archive
  3. Upload the directory ‘admin-custom-font` to the ‘wp-content/plugins’ directory of your WordPress installation
  4. Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin ‘Plugins’ page
  5. Visit Admin Dashboard > Settings > Admin Font to customize font type and styles


December 20, 2018
If you want personality in your wp-admin you need this plugin.
January 14, 2018
No worries with this plug-in - it has simple funtionality, work as described and has clear settings. Recommended!
September 3, 2016
This is a new "must-have", since WP 4.6 admin interface with default font is a kind of... horrible in most (if not all) cases! Seems to replace most of the font occurences. But some errors did show up during my test installation (error upgrading) and when activated (blank screen on certain pages). Might be PHP version ? My test was on PHP 5.3.
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Contributors & Developers

“Admin Custom Font” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Version 2.5.0 (09/16/18)

  • Google Fonts List Update

Version 2.4.6 (09/10/18)

  • Classic Editor Icons Fix
  • Help Tips improvement
  • IMPORTANT: Please clear browser’s cache or hit CTRL + F5 or CTRL + Reload icon after installing this update!

Version 2.4.5 (06/10/18)

  • Customizer Icons Fix

Version 2.4.4 (18/10/16)

  • Restore OpenSans @ CSS Factory Files

Version 2.4.3 (18/10/16)

  • Improve Plugin Help
  • Update Screenshots
  • Update Plugin Icon & Banner
  • Update Language Translations
  • Replace Deactivate with Uninstall Hook

Version 2.4.2 (01/10/16)

  • Readme.txt Update
  • Improve Plugin Description

Version 2.4.1 (01/10/16)

  • Readme.txt Update
  • Translations Update

Version 2.4.0 (01/10/16)

  • 700+ Google Fonts
  • Readme.txt Update
  • Minor Improvements

Version 2.3.0 (28/09/16)

  • Code Refactoring
  • Fix Upgrade Hook
  • Fix Incomplete CSS
  • Improve CSS @ Login
  • Improve Settings Management

Version 2.2.0 (22/09/16)

  • Add Gettext Language Translations Support

Version 2.1.3 (17/09/16)

  • User Privileges Fix for Editors, Authors, Contributors, Subscribers (special thanks to Nicu I.)

Version 2.1.2 (16/09/16)

  • Remove Version After Plugin Uninstall

Version 2.1.1 (16/09/16)

  • CSS Default Templates Restored (Revert Changes)
  • Improve Existing Settings Management @ Plugin Upgrade (via Version Check)

Version 2.1.0 (16/09/16)

  • Readme.txt Update
  • CSS Default Templates Removed From /css Directory (due to upgrade sequencing they were always overwriting existing/re-compiled ones)

Version 2.0.5 (16/09/16)

  • Readme.txt Update
  • CSS Open-Sans Font Face Fix

Version 2.0.4 (16/09/16)

  • Set OpenSans As Default Google Font @ Plugin Install
  • Improve Existing Settings Management @ Plugin Upgrade

Version 2.0.3 (15/09/16)

  • Readme.txt Update

Version 2.0.2 (15/09/16)

  • Version Bump / Branch Sync

Version 2.0.1 (15/09/16)

  • Readme.txt Fix/Update
  • Remove All Settings After Plugin Uninstall

Version 2.0.0 (15/09/16)

  • Update media
  • Add Settings Page
  • Add Google Font Faces
  • Add Font Style Customization

Version 1.0.5 (03/09/16)

  • Update media (Banners)
  • Add TinyMCE WP Editor Area exclusion CSS selector @ Text post editing mode

Version 1.0.4 (02/09/16)

  • Additional CSS selectors

Version 1.0.3 (22/08/16)

  • Add media directory

Version 1.0.2 (22/08/16)

  • Fix Branch Structure

Version 1.0.1 (22/08/16)

  • Add Screenshots, Banners & Icons
  • Removed admin_custom_font_scripts() function default argument

Version 1.0.0 (20/08/16)

  • First Main Version
  • Enqueue Functions

Version 0.0.1 (17/08/16)

  • Initial version