Are you looking for a WordPress typography plugin to improve your design? Typography plays an important role in web design. It improves readability and the time users spend on your website. In this article, we will show you some of the best WordPress typography plugins to improve your design.
Why Typography is Important for Your WordPress Site?
Typography plays an important role in design. Beautiful fonts create a better user experience, increase engagement, and boost time users spend on your site.
Many premium WordPress themes already come with access to Google fonts and allow you to tweak typography to suit your needs.
However, most users are beginners and don’t know how to edit theme files. Luckily, there are plenty of WordPress plugins that help you improve typography on your site without writing any code.
Having said that, let’s take a look at some of the best WordPress typography plugins that you can try on your website.
Easy Google Fonts allow you to easily use Google Fonts on your WordPress site. It also allows you to control the typography on your WordPress site by adding a Typography tab in theme customizer.
Using the typography tab, you can change fonts while viewing a live preview of your changes. You can select font sizes, colors, padding, border, and much more.
For advanced typography you can use CSS selectors. Simply use the Inspect tool to find out the CSS classes you want to target.
Google Fonts Manager is another plugin that brings the power of Google’s fonts library to your WordPress site. You will need free Google Fonts API key, and you will find easy instructions to create one inside the plugin settings.
Google Fonts Manager allows you to select, browse, and preview fonts from Google fonts and then add the fonts you want to use to your library. You can then use these fonts in your post editor and themes.
TypeKit is one of the largest font repositories on the web. It is a subscription based service with limited free usage. They have some of the most beautiful fonts that you can add to your site.
TypeKit for WordPress plugin helps you connect your website to TypeKit, add the code to load the fonts, and even allows you to add custom CSS.
For step by step instructions, see our guide on how to add awesome typography in WordPress with TypeKit.
This simple plugin transforms the first letter in a blog post into a drop cap. You can set it to do it automatically for all posts or use
For more information, see our guide on how to add drop caps in WordPress posts.
By default, WordPress filters the text in your posts and pages for security and formatting. wp-Typography improves those filters for better typography.
It can automatically use hyphens when needed. It can also perform smart handling of quotes, eclipses, dashes, trademark and copyright symbols, and much more. All these enhancements improve the reading experience for users.
Have you seen how popular news websites use blockquotes to highlight catchy lines from an article? These are called pull quotes, and they are very effective in improving how users read longer articles on your website.
Simple Pull Quotes plugin allows you to easily add beautiful pull quotes to your WordPress posts. You can use the button in the visual editor or use shortcodes to manually create pull quotes in your articles.
You can also create pull quotes that are easy to share. See our guide on how to add click to Tweet boxes in WordPress posts.
This is where TinyMCE Advanced comes in.
It extends the default WordPress editor with more formatting buttons. You can choose which buttons you want to add or remove from the visual editor.
Users visiting your website can resize fonts using their browser. However, adding a font resizer to your website allows users to increase or decrease font size to their own liking.
Zeno Font Resizer makes it easy to add a font resizer widget to your sidebar. This widget uses jQuery, which means user can adjust font size without reloading the page.
Page Title Splitter allows you to easily split longer post titles into new lines. This allows you to use longer post titles, while making sure they are still readable.
See our step by step guide on how to split post or page titles in WordPress.
Similar to Post Title Splitter, Secondary Title allows you to add a subtitle to your post, page, or custom post type titles.
Accessibility widget adds a font resizer widget that is more accessible for users with visual impairments.
The widget allows up to four resize options. The default options are 90%, 100%, 110%, and 120%. You can increase or decrease the font sizes here.
Endnotes provides an easier way to add footnotes to your WordPress posts. You can make footnotes collapsed by default and expand when a user clicks on them.
Greg’s Threaded Comment Numbering plugin allows you to add numbers next to your WordPress comments. It is also able to handle threaded comments.
The plugin comes with its own stylesheet. You can also add your own custom styles to control how plugin displays numbers.
For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to add numbers to WordPress comments layout.
Tired of the same old boring text widget? Color Text Widget allows you to add colorful text widgets. This allows you to make your text widget popout.
You can choose the background color, text, and title colors from the widget’s settings. For detailed instructions take a look at our guide on how to add colorful text widgets in WordPress.
Text Hover plugin allows you to easily add tool tips to any text you want. You can create your own list of phrases, acronyms, and titles in the plugin settings using a simple format.
You can also enable text hover for comments and even make them case sensitive.
WordPress comes with a distraction free writing mode which was introduced in WordPress 4.1. Before this version, WordPress had a real full screen distraction free writing mode called ‘Just Writing’.
This plugin simply replaces the current WordPress distraction free writing mode with the full screen editor that was used before WordPress 4.1. It also allows you to choose which buttons and options you want to keep in the full screen writing mode.
We hope this article helped you find the best WordPress typography plugins to improve your design. You may also want to see our list of 8 proven methods to promote old posts in WordPress.