• Greetings;
    My developer has used some embedded fonts for our site. I don’t like them. How difficult is it to change over to Google fonts and use them on our site, or go to a font that you pay for annually to use? I don’t code, so please give me the “easily understandable” response. Also, if a developer or designer were to do this, how much time should I expect it to take just to get an idea of cost? Thanks, Kevin

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  • WPyogi


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    Can you post a link to your site? It’s generally not hard to change fonts, but specifics may depend on your theme and site.


    Custom theme.

    You’ll need to edit your themes style.css file as your developer has added custom fonts. Using a child theme is best practice.

    Installing Google fonts is very easy

    Install a plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-google-fonts/


    Install the fonts manually http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-add-google-web-fonts-wordpress-themes/

    Then you can change the font family manually or use Notepad++ and do a search, find and replace for these 2 fonts.

    Rockwell and Legion

    Cost to hire someone is minimal as its a very easy job for a WordPress consultant or web designer

    You should also check out Typekit.

    BD–Thanks for the info. I’ll have to read up as that might be a little beyond my skill level. The fonts need to show up in certain areas, and not sure if my skill level will know how to do that.

    PS–Did check out Typekit, annual fee, not really crazy about paying for fonts.

    No worries kevmel.

    If you know how to use Notepad++ its really simple.

    Otherwise you could copy/download your themes style.css file and send it to someone who can do it for you in less than a minute.

    Once you’ve chosen the Google Fonts, simple give the names of the fonts to that person and they can add the import code to the same style.css file.

    Example: @import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Patrick+Hand|Handlee);

    You can then simply upload the file and everything will work.

    P.S i’m the author of this plugin which may also come in handy. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fonts/

    I actually downloaded a plugin and was looking at it. I’ll go to your site and garner some more info.
    I also looked at the .css editor and saw where the fonts were defined, etc.
    The plugin asked to choose Font #1 and #2, etc.
    Wasn’t sure how choosing just the ones that I want would affect the rest of the site, etc.
    I’m going to do a little more studying. Thanks for all the input. It might be just as easy to pay someone to install them. It’s always cheaper to do it correctly the first time than to have to repair.

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