Ok, so you need to know how to change WordPress font without learning to code? Fear, not my friend. In this mini-guide, I’m sharing my favourite Font Plugin resources that won’t slow your site down unnecessarily.
So why do you want to change the font on your site? Is it too difficult to read or are you hoping to increase conversions by making it easier to define sections?
How To Change WordPress Font Easily With A Custom Font Plugin
In the past, I would have used Google fonts until it started contributing to my site slowing to a near stop. Thankfully, in recent years, plugin developers have been working their butts off to get you access to those high converting fonts without it impacting your site negatively. That makes me very happy because it means there’s ZERO coding involved.
Word of warning:
Please thoroughly do your research BEFORE installing a plugin. Every time you add a plugin to your WordPress blog and then delete it, it leaves trash in your database which can also slow your site down.
Be careful when installing plugins; never install one that isn’t completely up to date and compatible with the version of WordPress you are using. Always keep your site and plugins up to date.
How To Change WordPress Font with zero code involved (on your part):
I’m thrilled to introduce an alternative to the Font Awesome WordPress Plugin called Fontsy. Unlike Font Awesome, the Fontsy Plugin hasn’t been abandoned by the developer, which is a big security risk for your website.
Seed Fonts vs Fontsy
While Seed Fonts was a marvellous idea, the fact that its Thai plugin means that it’s not very intuitive to use for English speakers (or anyone who isn’t familiar with Thai). They also only support Thai and English US which isn’t exactly helpful if you’re a UK small business trying to get higher conversions.
Fontsy has a whole platform of font designers at hand via their sister site FontBundles.net. Those designers support a huge range of font characters, which can support non-English bloggers and entrepreneurs.
WP Google Fonts Plugin Vs the Fontsy WordPress Plugin
The WP Google fonts Plugin has had its fair share of issues but my biggest pain point with this plugin was the fact that they had annoying adverts in my WP Admin area targeting me. I’d rather pay for fonts than have those ads all the time.
The second biggest pain was needing to know some CSS to actually be able to play with elements, however, you don’t HAVE to play with the appearance, I just wanted to.
Again, because Fontsy has direct access to font designers, you can peruse the most appropriate font designs for you before adding them to your WordPress site.
Finally, You Know How To Change WordPress Font Easily!
Now you just have to decide which font you will use or simply upload the font you use most in your current branding. Using the custom font from your personal branding to make a big impact without the need for ANY code. Be sure to not use too many different fonts as that will ruin the design of your site. So you know how easy it is to change WordPress font faces on your site!
A quick note on using plugins; when you remove a plugin, traces of it WILL remain on your database and could slow your website to a grinding halt. You may need to hire a developer to help you clean it up, but it’s easily done on Fiverr. For five bucks I got my database cleaned up and admonished by the developer for going crazy with plugins in the first place.