Typography is a key component of web design and the choice of which font to use on your projects, while often overlooked, can have a huge impact on how well they’re received.
Popular design wisdom establishes that different kinds of fonts are better suited for specific purposes, such as serif being better for printed works, and sans serif excelling when it comes to high-impact headlines. Today, we’re focusing on readability in web design, and as such, we’ll be covering only serif fonts, which (being more easily identified by the human eye) are considered more legible than their sans serif counterparts.
Without further ado, let’s quickly go over the WordPress font installation process, then over our picks one by one.
How to Add Fonts to Your WordPress Website
There are two ways you can go around adding fonts to your WordPress repertoire. The first involves making some simple CSS modifications, but they can get annoying if you want to try out a bunch of them.
The second route involves, of course, plugins. Our personal pick for this case is Use Any Font:
This handy little plugin enables you to upload third party fonts to your server via a simple interface, and use them via the WordPress editor without any additional setup. It supports both TTF and OTF file extensions, and is fully free to use.