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Adding fonts to your site

Adding fonts to your site is quick and easy:

First, create your Typekit account. Choose from among these available plans; all paid plans are free for 30 days, so you can try Typekit out risk-free.

Once you’ve created your account, choose some fonts! You can filter by Classification (e.g., serif or sans serif), Properties (e.g., x-height, width, or weight), or Language. You can also filter by two recommended categories: headings and paragraphs; these fonts are hand-picked by Typekit’s staff. And you can combine these filters any way you like: for example, you can narrow your results down to sans serif fonts, recommended for headings, with a narrow width, and low contrast that support English and Spanish.

Screenshot of browse fonts page, with sans-serif, Headings, English, Spanish, narrow width, and low contrast selected

When you find a font you want to use, click “Use Fonts” on the font card or on the font detail page. Select the Web tab in the window that opens, and then “create a new kit”.

Screenshot of creating the first kit

A kit lets you configure the fonts that Typekit will apply to your website. Give the kit a name, and enter the domain(s) for your website. (You can add up to ten domains per kit, including subdomains and development domains.)

Screenshot of the create a kit page

You’ll be given the embed code for that kit; copy and paste it into your site’s <head> tag. (If you're using Typekit with a blogging platform such as WordPress.com, Posterous, or TypePad, then you can copy the Kit ID—the seven-character alphanumeric code in the JavaScript filename—into your blog's settings instead. Read more about using Typekit on your blog.)

Screenshot of embed code page showing Kit ID

Screenshot of the embed code in an HTML page

You can add more fonts to your kit at any time by clicking “Use Fonts”, selecting the Web tab, and choosing the kit name from the “add to existing kit” menu.

Screenshot of add to kit button

Now you have a few choices you need to make for each font.

First, choose the correct character set. If you aren't sure which set you need, click "Which should I choose?" for guidance.

Screenshot of kit editor showing the language support panel

Next, select the weights and styles you would like to use.

Screenshot of the kit editor pointing out the weights and styles selections

Keep an eye on the total kit size; too many fonts can slow down page loading. When your kit size exceeds 400K, you’ll get a warning to reduce the size to improve performance.

Screenshot of kit editor showing kit size

Next, add selectors to each font. You can either add selectors in the Kit Editor or assign the font family names in your own stylesheet.

Screenshot of kit editor showing selectors

Finally, publish your kit. Within a few minutes, the fonts you selected will appear on your site. Remember to republish your kit each time you make changes.

Screenshot of kit editor showing publish button

Still need help? Email Us.

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