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“Using Google Fonts not included in theme”

  • Martin Sweeney
    Hi. Great theme! I was wondering about the easiest was to customize the Google font selection. Seems from the user guide that the only way is to create a parent theme. Unfortunately I'm a total Wordpress rookie and although I managed to create and activate a parent theme not only was totally wonky but I couldn't figure out how to add additional fonts.

    3:00 on May 3, 2013

  • I Am Nectar

    Thanks Martin!

    Adding addition google fonts would be tricky to integrate into the admin UI because it's quite a complex system. I would recommend just grabbing fonts off a site like fontsquirrel and included them in your CSS and overwriting the selection. Let me know if this makes sense :)

    3:00 on May 6, 2013

  • Martin Sweeney

    Thanks for the quick response.  Your answer kind of confirms what I thought (and feared!).  While I understand the basic concept of including fonts in CSS and overwriting, I have no practical experience doing the job.  I'm a writer/commercial director w/ no programming background or training so very, very green when it comes to even simple stuff.  It would be way beyond the call of duty for you to try and coach me through this but perhaps if you can think of any good resources aside from Wordpress support forums to help guide me through the process that'd be great.

     

    Again, thanks.

    3:00 on May 7, 2013

  • I Am Nectar

    Martin, thanks for being very respectful.

    Here's a good read to get you going in the right direction: http://zoerooney.com/blog/tutorials/installing-web-fonts-start-to-finish/  :)

    3:00 on May 7, 2013

  • Martin Sweeney

    Great link.  Thanks!

    3:00 on May 8, 2013

  • Manuel Lariño

    Why not include all Google Fonts in the admin in the next update so people have more options?

    3:00 on September 5, 2013

  • I Am Nectar

    Because I hand picked my google fonts so that I could include all the weights in a UI as well. I might extend upon this in a future update though, I just have other things higher up in the priority list based on number of requests :)

    3:00 on September 5, 2013

  • Manuel Lariño

    Sounds good!

     

    3:00 on September 5, 2013

  • I Am Nectar

    Cheers!

    3:00 on September 5, 2013

  • Ken Westfall

    Would you be able to direct us/me on the files I'd need to edit to add new Google fonts and integrate them into the theme? Otherwise I'll just use the CSS overwrite method.

    3:00 on September 11, 2013

  • I Am Nectar

    Hey Ken! If you want to integrate them, have a look at the fonts.php file located inside of the nectar/options directory. You'll see different arrays for the font families and weights you would need to add to etc.

    Cheers

    3:00 on September 13, 2013

  • Bruno Castrillon

    Sorry, but the link you have posted doesn't work. Could you post a new link where I can find a way to add my custom fonts? 

    My apologies for many questions, I don't have experience in programing.

    3:00 on February 26, 2014

  • I Am Nectar

    Hey again Bruno!

    The link appears to be still active:

    http://zoerooney.com/blog/tutorials/installing-web...

    here's another one on the subject though:

    http://sixrevisions.com/css/font-face-guide/

    Cheers :)


    3:00 on February 28, 2014

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