Resources for Better WordPress Themes – Awesome Free Fonts Recommendation
Welcome to our new WP Resources Series, where we will share with you many resources in web design and recommend some useful websites in diverse areas to help you create a better WordPress theme. Web design can never be separated from words or images. Undoubtedly, font is one of the most significant elements in WordPress themes – logo, tagline, slogan, post, tag, comment, etc – all these aspects need unique and creative fonts. There are various font design websites, either free or premium, providing a large amount of fantastic fonts for not only bloggers but also web designers. Here are some most popular websites of awesome free fonts:
1. Google Fonts
Most of you must be particularly familiar with Google Fonts, one of the most robust platforms of fonts. All of the fonts are Open Source, which means that you are free to use them in every way you want, privately or commercially, in print, on your computer, or in your websites.
2. Font Squirrel
Font Squirrel is a good resource for free, hand-picked, high-quality, commercial-use fonts. You have to read the license on each font before you download them. You can search for fonts from different classifications, and multiple languages are supported.
3. 1001 Fonts
1001 Fonts provides thousands of original fonts, and updates frequently. It’s easy to preview the font effect by typing in the words you want to display. One of 1001 Fonts’ greatest advantage is its powerful categories, which allows you to find any style of fonts you want.
Fontspace provides collection of 20,000+ fonts that have been shared by designers around the world. You have to read the license on each font before you download them. Some of the fonts are free for personal use only, and for any commercial use, you must send a paypal donation.
UrbanFonts features an amazing collection of free fonts and premium fonts. Over 8,000 fonts on this site are freeware, some are shareware or linkware. Some fonts provided are trial versions of full versions and may not allow embedding unless a commercial license is purchased or may contain a limited character set.
6. Fonts 101
Fonts 101 offers over 40,000 free fonts available for download which update frequently. The Font Style categories make it easier for users to search for a particular kind of style. And you can join the heated discussions in its forums and share with your friends through multiple SNS links.
7. Font River
Font River provides diverse free downloadable fonts and dingbats, offering useful content, easy font finding features and a huge selection of original typefaces and font families organized by categories. All fonts can be downloaded for free, and certain usage restrictions may apply in respect to the different font licenses. I hope these above listed websites of free fonts would be helpful for your WordPress themes or even wider use in web design. Did I leave out any font websites which you think valuable? Many more premium fonts websites will be recommended in the future. Please follow our WP Resources Series. Any comments are appreciated.