Feature #17770


Adding Fonts

Added by Laurie Hurson about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Hi All,

The folks working on the Oral History archive I mentioned on Friday are asking about adding fonts to the commons. From the user team:

"Would it be possible to add these fonts to the Commons system for our Land Use Organizing Oral History website? One is free and one needs to be purchased. Can I pay for the font that needs to be purchased? I’ve cc’ed my collaborator, Selina Byeon, here who is working on building the site."

The two fonts are:

Flash D Light (for headers and large text)

League Spartan (for sub-headers and body text)

Are wew able to add these fonts? What is process for adding a paid tool? Do they need to purchase first and then we add?

Thanks for you help.


Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 year ago

For the Google font, the Commons offers the plugin wp-google-fonts, described at

As for the other font, it appears that does not offer a webfont, but does. The user would have to purchase an appropriate Webfont license (based on anticipated pageviews). Once purchased, should give you instructions on how to use the webfont. Pass those instructions along to me, and I'll set up a plugin specifically for the site in question so that they can load the font. (Alternatively, might allow loading this specific font by using a remote @font-face call in your custom CSS, which won't require intervention from me at all.)

Actions #2

Updated by Laurie Hurson about 1 year ago

Thanks Boone. I have relayed this to the user and will let you know if they pass along any instructions related to the webfonts license.


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