Google is everywhere. But in case you’re not familiar with every Google service, you might have missed Google Fonts and now you wonder what that is. If you navigate to https://www.google.com/fonts you will find almost 700 free fonts ready for use. Currently, there 676 fonts split into categories and you can easily find the ones you want.
Google Fonts can be found under Serif, Sans Serif, Display, Handwriting and Monotype categories.
Each and every font has its own characteristics and those are thickness, slant and width.
Now you probably wonder how you add these in your WordPress installation so that you can use new fonts on your website.
If you want to, you can install Google Fonts manually. In this article, we will show you how to add one font or the entire collection without typing a single line of code. Of course, it will be done by the power of plugins.
Easy Google Fonts
If you install this free plugin, it will enrich your WordPress with over 600 Google Fonts. What you do after an easy installation is browse through all fonts and choose one you want to be featured on your website. The plugin uses WordPress Customizer to show you previews of fonts; you can see what your theme is going to look like with new fonts simply by clicking a button.
Not only that but the plugin will give you power of creating your own set of rules and controls in the admin area. And don’t worry about your theme and CSS files – Easy Google Fonts plugin takes care of everything and it’s needless to say you don’t have to write a single line of code by yourself.
Check out the demonstration video to see the plugin in work.
Google Fonts Manager
Google Fonts Manager is another great plugin which will install Google fonts on your WordPress. With it, you are free to add one or all fonts from the directory and it won’t go heavy on your site because resources load only when needed and you’re able to turn options on and off when you want. The plugin will automatically add selected font to your Visual Editor so you can easily use it. In addition, you can add “Web Safe Fonts” there, too. Once you customize your style with new fonts, the plugin will make sure that it overrides fonts which were used before. Do you want your new fonts to work on multisite? Check.