We are also going to discuss the various easily available plugins one could use if they are not comfortable using the codes.
Here are a few methods and tricks of using fancy fonts and typography in WordPress:
sIFR can also be easily generated using the sIFR generator website where it generates .swf for any font.
Here is one plugin: http://WordPress.org/plugins/wp-sifr/
This technique we would suggest have been redundant of lately and hence one should avoid using it unless they want to use flash on their website.
If this sounds a bit tedious the following plugins might come handy for using cufon fonts:
Pros: Pros of cufon is that since it renders a font as image it appears all the same in all browsers including mobile phones.
Another biggest con is license use issue. Some people tend to use some fonts on their website and then later on are contacted by font creators to either remove their fonts from the website or pay for it.
3. CSS Techniques
CSS Techniques are probably the best one but the only problem with css techniques is that they need to include the font file i.e. ttf or otf font file into header or footer. So when the font is not in use then also they are being loaded up in header. Some fonts have all styles like bold, italic, lighter, bolder and other styles. So this makes the font bulky. Hence including them into your website also means making your site heavier.
The following shows how to include fonts from font face or font squirrel or dafont or any other font website into your css:
src: url(‘WebFont.eot?iefix’) format(‘eot’),
The above technique shows inclusion of fonts into css. You need to write this on top of your style.css
However this method is still largely in use especially for language fonts where one can’t use English fonts and have to have language fonts. There CSS techniques or font face technique of including fonts in css is still in use.
4. Google Fonts
Pros: It is real easy and simple and is light weight as the fonts are loaded from google servers.
Cons: Font needs to be loaded and heavier fonts with more styles can reduce page speed. Also for websites using other languages google fonts can’t be used as only Cyrillic, Greek, Khmer, Vietnamese and Latin languages/script are available. Hence other languages might have to still use CSS Techniques to include and import a font for their website.
Want to use google fonts using plugins here are some: