When I first started blogging almost eight years ago, I started with Blogger but quickly realised how limited Blogger was as a platform and made the move to WordPress a couple of years later, and it was the best decision I ever made for my blog. WordPress is such an amazing platform for blogging, and one of my favourite parts of WordPress is the amazing amount of plugins you can install to customise your blog.
If you want to customise the appearance of your WordPress blog, but if you’re anything like me and not great with coding, a plugin like Fontsy is ideal as it allows you to install beautiful fonts very easily. Installing custom fonts is such an easy thing to do, but it makes such a difference to the appearance of your blog, and helps to make it stand out amongst your competitors.
It’s always important to make a good first impression when a new reader visits your blog, and I personally really love handwriting style fonts for a personal touch, and the Fontsy WordPress plugin allows you to import your own web fonts, or choose from their extensive free web font library.
Google Fonts are quite limited, and they can tend to all look very similar. It is recommended that you use 2-3 different fonts on your blog in total, so they don’t clash, and they look cohesive throughout your site. I personally prefer a plainer font for my sidebar for example, like David Libre but for my header I always like to use something a little more unique yet professional at the same time.
You can utilise Fontsy fonts for your header, nav bar, body font, widgets and even headings within your post. It’s so much fun being able to play around with the different fonts with a WordPress font plugin and see which fonts pair together nicely. I think it also depends on the genre of your blog. If you blog about something professional like technology or blogging tips, you might prefer a plainer font such as Libre Baskerville.
It’s important whenever you change your fonts, that you check how they look both on your web browser via your laptop or computer, but also via mobile. Some fonts look great on your desktop, but on a mobile device with a smaller screen, they might not be as effective. You’ve also got to consider the size of your fonts, as Google can have problems crawling your site should your font be too small, which might flag up as an error within your Google Search Console.
SEO and technology experts recommend a font no smaller than 16pt, so you don’t leave your readers having to squint whilst trying to read your content. However it really is dependent on the font you choose, and you might find a 18pt font to be more effective for mobile devices.
Using Fontsy to customise your blog’s fonts, helps to take your blog to the next level and you don’t have to worry about knowing anything about technology or coding, as the plugin is so simple and easy to use. I love that I can upload fonts I’ve purchased, but also use their free fonts too, and I can’t recommend it enough.
I hope you find this post helpful, and it’s inspired you to give Fontsy a try.