Add a Google Webfont to WP-Drudge

Google Fonts are a great way to spruce up your page with a non-standard font. This technique takes a bit of CSS know-how to figure out which elements to change but the basic instructions are below. There is also a number of plugins that might work for what you’re doing if the steps below aren’t clear.

  1. Pick out a font here:
  2. Click on the font header/name to choose options and see the different styles
  3. On the top-right, click Select this font
  4. Keep adding the styles and fonts that you want to use (remember that each one you add will slow your page loading down by a bit)
  5. When you have everything you want to add, you should see a “Family Selected” box on the bottom right; click that
  6. Under the Embed tab, copy the code under STANDARD, it should look like this:
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
  7. In the WP-Drudge admin, go to Appearance > WP-Drudge options and click the Advanced tab
  8. Paste that code into the “Additional header code” field and click Save changes
  9. Now, you need to add that font to the right elements using the code in Google Fonts under “Specify in CSS.” All headlines, for example, would be:
    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {font-family: ‘Lato’, sans-serif !important;}
    The whole site would be:
    body {font-family: ‘Lato’, sans-serif !important;}

For many of the fonts, you’ll need to increase the font size with the font-size declaration. Google has a good overview if you’re getting stuck.