Do you want to use a custom font that isn't part of Google Fonts on your website? With our latest feature addition in Thrive Architect, you can!
Read on to find out exactly how you can use custom fonts with Thrive Architect and learn where you can find many free fonts to choose from.
The Custom Fonts Plugin
To bring the new custom fonts functionality to Thrive Architect, we created an integration with an existing (and free) WordPress plugin. The plugin is simply called "Custom Fonts" and you can find it here in the WordPress repository or search for it directly from within your wp-admin dashboard (watch the video to see how).
The plugin adds an interface to your WordPress dashboard, through which you can upload custom font files:
In Thrive Architect, you will then see the fonts available whenever you're editing a text element:
Chose "Custom Fonts Plugin" as a source and the drop down will show you a list of all the fonts you've added.
Where to Get Custom Fonts
If you're excited about this feature and want to try it out, you may be wondering: where exactly do you get these fancy fonts from?
Note that you should always check the license of a font. Many free fonts are only free for non-commercial purposes. Also, premium fonts often have many different licenses, so just because you paid for a font doesn't automatically mean you are allowed to use it on your website.
Free fonts you can find online are often highly decorative and suitable for headlines more than body text. A unique feature in Thrive Architect is that you can apply fonts not only to entire text blocks but also to individual text selections. For example, you can create a mixed font title like this:
To achieve this effect, simply select the word or words you want to apply a different font to and then use the font settings in the sidebar. It's the same process you'd use to apply a different color to a specific word.
If you'd like to learn more about how to use typography for decorative and magazine-style layouts, check out this tutorial.
The new font feature shown in this post is available right now, in the latest version of Thrive Architect. Give it a try and let us know what you think, by leaving a comment below!