Top WordPress Typography Plugins for 2017
Looking for a typography plugin for your WordPress site? You’ve come to the right place. The style of text on your site can actually have a huge impact on whether or not visitors stick around and come back in the future. Having good typography makes your site more attractive and your content more readable, so this is definitely a factor that should not be overlooked. Now let’s take a look at some of the best typography plugins currently available for the WordPress platform.
1. Easy Google Fonts
Easy Google Fonts basically grants you simple access to the Google Fonts system, letting you use this library of fonts on your WP site without any hassle. Advanced users will know how to integrate Google Fonts on their sites without resorting to plugins like this one, but it can still be recommended to the vast majority of users. It adds a new tab to your theme customizer, letting you change fonts on the fly and preview your changes before confirming them.
2. Google Font Manager
Just like Easy Google Fonts, Google Font Manager lets you make use of the impressive library of fonts made available by Google. You’ll have to get the relevant API key to make this work, but that’s very easily done. This plugin lets you choose and preview different fonts with ease, adding them to your own personal library for quick access.
3. Typekit Fonts for WordPress
One of the biggest and most impressive font plugins available right now, Typekit Fonts comes with countless typography styles, allowing you to find the one that suits you site and expresses your ideas. This plugin is highly functional, allowing you to connect your website to the Typekit library and even make your own custom CSS.
4. Simple Drop Cap
This simple plugin allow you to change the first letter in your posts into a drop cap. You can set it to work on every single post or use a simple shortcode to use it selectively. It works well and adds a touch of elegance to your WP posts.
This plugin acts as a filter and grammar-checker for your text. WordPress does do this sort of thing automatically, but wp-Typography does a much better job. It can insert hyphens, dashes, trademarks, copyright symbols and a whole lot more. These might sound like simple additions, but they help to make your site look much more professional.
6. Simple Pull Quote
When you read news articles on big sites, you’ll often notice the presence of pull quotes dotted throughout the posts. These quotes catch the eye and help to enhance each article. The Simple Pull Quotes plugin lets you make those quotes appear with ease. It comes with a button to simply create a new pull quote, as well as various short codes to let you make them manually.
7. TinyMCE Advanced
TinyMCE Advanced is a great way to enhance your WordPress experience. When you use the regular WP visual editor, you’ll probably have noticed that it isn’t exactly the most fully-featured system in the world. TinyMCE Advanced gives your editor a whole bunch of new options including font sizes, colors, tables and more.
8. Zeno Font Resizer
Zeno Font Resizer lets you make fonts bigger or smaller as needed. You can even add a simple resizing widget the sidebar for easy access. Fonts will change size without any delays or reloading.
9. Page Title Splitter
Page Title Splitter lets you write big post titles across multiple lines. Without this plugin, long titles can become simply unreadable, so it’s a real necessity if you want to make posts with big titles.
10. Secondary Title
The Secondary Title plugin gives you the option of adding subtitles to your posts. This can help to enhance readability and encourage people to read on.
11. Accessibility Widget
Designed to help people who are visually impaired, the Accessibility Widget lets visitors adjust the font size to make the text more readable.
Endnotes lets you add simple footnotes to your posts with ease. You can even customize these notes, making them collapsible and expandable as necessary.
13. Greg’s Threaded Comment Numbering
This plugin lets you assign numbers to the comments on your posts. It’s a simple touch but, again, it adds a bit of professionalism and style to your pages, allowing readers to more easily find or reference a particular comment.
14. Colorful text widget
Want to jazz up your widgets? This plugin lets you adjust colors, texts and titles on your text widget, making it more attractive and eye-catching.
15. Text Hover
This plugin lets you add tooltips to certain parts of text, allowing these tips to pop up whenever the cursor hovers over the text. It’s very easy to use and comes with a good range of options.
16. Just Writing
Long-time WordPress users might remember the old “Just Writing” mode that allowed you to write in full-screen, free from any distractions. The new WordPress does still have a similar mode, but it’s not quite the same. If you’d like to go back to the days before WordPress 4.1, give this plugin a try.