The WP Google Fonts plugin is a great way to add different fonts to your site. Many premium themes provide built in font functionality, making this plugin unnecessary.  But for many standard themes, you’ll need a plugin like this one if you want to take advantage of the vast collection of fonts that are available.  To learn more about Google Fonts, check out the Google Font Directory website.

After activating the plugin, you will see an entry has been added to your dashboard settings tab.  Click on it and start adding fonts that you might want to use.  The plugin provides space to add up to six different fonts.

googlefontssettings

Using the form above and checking off elements for the fonts seems to work fine for themes like Twenty Twelve, but at the bottom of the Settings page the plugin provides a little more information about how to configure font use if you find this method has no effect (or if you want to apply fonts to specific posts or paragraphs, etc.) :

Most likely the theme you are using has defined very specific elements in its stylesheet and these may override the generic tags specified above. If you don’t see any changes after checking the style boxes above, you will need to enter custom css into the CSS box. An example of CSS that would be more specific would be:

#container p { font-family: ‘Reenie Beanie’, arial, sans-serif; }

This would define all paragraphs found within a

element. Stylesheets (CSS) can be sensitive and tricky sometimes. If you are new to CSS the w3schools tutorials are a great place to start.

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