Use Typekit fonts on your blog

Typekit can be used on any blogging platform that allows you to customize your HTML. With some basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, you can add fonts to your blog in a few minutes.

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Once you’ve created your account, choose some fonts! When you find a font you like, click the font card to go to the family page.

Browsing web fonts on typekit.com

On the font family page, click the "add to kit" button, then choose “create a new kit."

The "web use: add to kit" button on the font family page.

A kit lets you configure the fonts that Typekit will apply to your website. Give the kit a name, and enter the domain for your blog.

Create a kit: choose a name and list the website(s)

Next, you’ll be given the embed code for your specific kit. The different options are explained in the embed code help page, and the default embed code works well for most projects. Copy the embed code and add it to the <head> tag in your blog.

Instructions for using the JavaScript embed code

Note:

If you are using a kit in an exisiting Typekit account, you can find the embed code by clicking the "embed code" link in the upper right of the kit editor.

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To add more fonts to your kit, click the “add to kit” button and choose the kit name from the “add to an existing kit” menu.

Click Use Fonts to add another web font to the kit

Next, add CSS selectors for each font family; selectors tell the web browser where the fonts from Typekit should be used in your website. The CSS selectors help page has more information on adding selectors to your kit.

Assigning CSS selectors in the kit editor

Once you’ve added the selectors you want, click the Publish button to publish the kit. The fonts will appear on your blog within a few minutes.

Using Typekit with a self-hosted WordPress site

Adding fonts to your self-hosted WordPress site is similar to adding fonts to any custom site.

After following the steps above to create and publish a kit, you’ll need to add the embed code to the <head> of your theme. In most WordPress themes, the <head> tag is in the header.php file.  If you’re using the WordPress Dashboard, you’ll find the header.php file under Appearance > Editor.

Adding Typekit from the WordPress Dashboard

Once you’ve added the embed code and saved your changes, the fonts should appear on your blog within a few minutes.

Remove Typekit from your blog

To remove Typekit from your blog, simply remove the Typekit embed code from the <head> of your site’s markup. Once you’ve removed the embed code, your blog will apply the fallback fonts specified in the CSS file or the browser's default fonts.

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