Chapter 1: Introduction.
If you feel bored of the standard WordPress fonts, there is a way of turning that around. We are here to introduce you to an emerging WordPress plugin that will allow you to use a large range of Google Fonts on your website easily. The process does not involve much configuration and there is a free version of the plugin that you can install.
The plugin I am referring to is called “Google Fonts For WordPress” by KAPlugins and you can download it via the following link:
Chapter 2: Install the plugin.
The installation of the plugin is a standard procedure, the same as the installation of almost every WordPress plugin.
- Download the plugin here: http://www.wordpress.org/plugins/free-google-fonts/
- Log into the admin area of your WordPress website.
- Click on Plugins > Add New.
- Select the Upload tab and upload your plugin.
- Click on Plugin > Installed Plugins.
- Locate the “KAPlugins GFonts – Google Fonts For WordPress” plugin and Activate it.
Chapter 3: Use the plugin.
Once you install and activate the plugin, you will notice a new “Google Fonts” main menu item on your admin dashboard. Click on it and select the “Install/Uninstall” option. This will allow you to review all of the available Google Fonts and install the ones that you wish to use. The good thing here is that you will be able to review a live preview for each of the fonts as regular, bold and italic.
When you find a font that you wish to use on your website, simply click on the install button just below it, which will enable the use of the font when writing a new post on your website. For the purpose of this post, we have created a test article, using the Akronim font.
Chapter 4: Useful resources.
Google Fonts for WordPress official website: http://powerposts.net/
Google Fonts plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/free-google-fonts/
TMDHosting WordPress package: http://www.tmdhosting.com/wordpress-hosting.html
TMDHosting plugin installation tutorial: http://www.tmdhosting.com/tutorials/wordpress/wordpress-plugin-installation.html