VT29 – Change Your Website Font / Typeface

Video Transcript – Introduction

When you set up your website using Edify Hub’s missionary website builder, the type face that it chose for you was fonts that are somewhat casual, somewhat professional, kinda halfway in between. But what if you want to change that to be more professional or more casual?

I’m Steve Dwire, founder of Edify Hub, and on today’s Video Tip, I’ll show you how you can change the fonts for the typeface on your Edify Hub website.

In order to customize anything on your Edify Hub website, you’ll first need to log in to your dashboard and we do that by adding the word, dashboard, to the end of your website address, sign in, and you may see Customize Your Site right on your dashboard. If you don’t, you can go under the Appearance menu and choose Customize, so we’ll go there now, and open the Font Palette.

Here you see the three main categories of typefaces. There is a serif font, a sans-serif font, and a monospace font. Almost nothing on the site uses the monospace font so you can ignore that. The serif font is the one with the little sticks on the side like you can see the little sticks on the H and on the M here. The sans-serif font is the one without sticks. Typically, a good design will have one of each.

So, here we have the Raleway font that is used without the extra sticks on it, the serifs, and here is the Aleo font that does have the serifs, the extra sticks. So, you can choose among a variety of different fonts.

We can choose Andada as your serif font, just slightly different or Arvo, another variation, Crimson, or Roboto Slab. You can choose a variety of different fonts. Here’s Titillium, so you can choose different fonts. I wouldn’t recommend that one for the text. And when you’re done, you can click Save & Publish.

These are the base fonts that you can choose from but let’s go back and choose specific fonts for specific areas. I can choose the Body Font can be the font that I chose as my default sans-serif font. I can actually swap the two and I want my sans-serif font for the headings and the serif font for the text. If I want to do that, I can change my Default Header Font to be my sans-serif font and change my Body Font to be the serif font and switch them around.

If I wanted to be more formal, I could choose a Body Font of Times New Roman and I can make that a little bit larger if I want to. So, let’s take my Header Font and say my Header Font is going to be Titillium. Then, for a Header 1 Font which is this piece right here, I can choose to make it bold or I can get even more advanced and choose exactly how bold do I want it to be.

Different fonts have a whole bunch of different boldnesses that you can choose from, and this slider will let you choose how bold you want a particular font to be. You can also choose that you want your headers to be in ALL CAPS or in Small Caps.

When you’re all done, click the Save & Publish, and close out of the customizer. And now, when you visit your website, you’ll see that it reflects the new choice of fonts that you’ve given it.

So now, you know how you can adjust the look of your website by changing the fonts and the typeface.

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