Google Fonts is a directory of fonts created by Google and a number of font designers.
This resource is important because most fonts, other than the 150 or so already installed on your computer, cost money – a lot of money. And if you use a font on your website that your visitors are unlikely to have purchased, they won’t see it.
Instead, they will see Georgia or Arial – the default Serif and Sans Serif fonts in most web browsers.
With Google Web Fonts you have access to 600 plus fonts and more than 20 fonts effects that you can use freely on your site.
Here are some examples of the fonts and affects you have access to:
Alex Brush font
Pacifico Font with 3D
Black Ops One font with fire animation
Luckiest Guy Font with neon
Note: The above are not images, they are text
All fonts are served by Google’s world-wide servers and are automatically download to every user’s browser that visits your website. Everyone sees the same site, no one has to pay for the font, and your site runs smoothly and consistently on all devices.
If you are not using Google Fonts yet, I strongly encourage you to check it out.
The only drawback is that integrating Google Fonts to WordPress sites require some coding knowledge because you have to add some lines of code to the CSS of your site to call on the fonts. But most of us have a very basic knowledge of the code behind our sites so we shouldn’t be poking back there.
And that’s why Igor Burban and I decided to create G-Font Plugin so you can leverage this amazing resource in a simple way and without having to mess around with code.