This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Font Customizer

Description

Make beautiful Google font combinations and apply awesome CSS3 effects to any WordPress themes. Preview everything right from the WordPress customizer before publishing live. Cross browser compatible, fast and easy, the Font Customizer is the ultimate plugin for typography lovers.

Plugin Features

All settings are done from the WordPress customizer in live preview (screenshots here), which makes this plugin easy as breeze and a really enjoyable experience to use.

  • Compatible with any WordPress theme
  • Cross Browser Compatible (Tested in all major browsers)
  • Live preview is integrated into the WordPress Customizer with a beautiful user interface
  • Customize main body font, links, headings, blockquotes
  • Select among 650 + Google and websafe fonts in live preview
  • Apply 40+ CSS3 effect like 3D, shadows, emboss, outile, neons…
  • Style CSS properties : color, hover color, font size, line height, font weight…
  • Reset controls to default settings (one by one or all at once)

Recommended Google fonts combinations

The Font Customizer plugin allows you to easily combine fonts on your website. It is important to choose the right Google typography pairings for headings and paragraphs in order to catch your reader’s attention.
Below, you’ll find some well known examples of Google fonts that worked very well together.

Performance

The Font Customizer plugin has been developped with performance in mind. All stylesheets and scripts in front and back end are minified.
The generated stylesheets with the custom fonts settings are written in head section the following way :

  1. The Google font families are requested very early in head to avoid any Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC) in any browsers
  2. The plugin uses the best recommended practices to optimize Google fonts load time in your webpages (learn more about the Google Fonts API)
  3. The CSS properties are loaded after your main stylesheet

To improve php performances, all settings, once saved in the customizer, are stored as database options (cached by WordPress when get_option is called) into the database : default settings, custom settings, Google fonts.

Translations

The plugin is translation ready, the default .mo and .po files are inluded in /lang.

For Developers

This plugin offers a modular structure based on a comprehensive hook’s API (learn more about WordPress filters and actions) and it uses the bests WordPress coding standards which makes the Font Customizer very easily extensible, without ever needing to modify the core structure.

Credits

Selection of font resources

General resources

Font Size Resources

Font Troubleshooting

Screenshots

  • Font Customizer section opened in the WordPress Customizer
  • Details of the body font controls
  • Fonts picker
  • CSS3 effects picker
  • Integration with the Twenty Fourteen WordPress theme

Installation

  1. Install the plugin right from your WordPress admin in plugins > Add New
    1-bis. Download the plugin, unzip the package and upload it to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Open the WordPress Customizer in Appearance > Customize
    3-bis. Click on settings in admin > plugins, in the Font Customizer plugin links.
  4. Click the Font Customizer section
  5. Play with beautiful fonts!

Reviews

Does not work with actual version of wp

This plugin does not work with wp 4.7.2
Because there are no support and no plugin updates for nearly two years, the best thing to do is delete this and look for another font customizer.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.0 : April 3rd, 2015

  • Fix: amend typos in admin when enqueing stepper resources
  • Fix: update font-customizer.php -> use transients
  • Fix: update font-customizer-preview
  • Back css update fs-sprite.png path
  • Fix: add wfc_ready_upgrade.js
  • Fix: font-customizer-control js and css update (some fix for the not used custom control section)
  • Fix: use correct constant when enqueing font-customizer-preview.min.js
  • Fix: update class_utils_wfc.php
  • Fix: update front font_customizer(.min).css
  • Fix: update class_dyn_style.php
  • Fix: update class_front_font_customizer, register and enqueue jquery if necessary
  • Fix: update css fonts
  • Fix: move back imgs
  • Fix: jquery plugin css final split
  • Fix: update require.js
  • Fix: jquery plugin js initial split
  • Fix: jquery plugin css initial split
  • Fix: use constant dirname for lang path
  • Fix: polishing class_admin_font_customizer

1.0 : July 1, 2014

  • First offical release!