TypeKit Comes to WordPress.com

fontsHere’s an interesting update on the roll-out of WordPress.com Christmas Goodies in the form of new features:

Customize your WordPress blog with Typekit fonts December 22, 2009
Got a blog at WordPress.com? Now you can use Typekit! We’ve just rolled out a way to easily use fonts on the world’s largest blogging platform. With Typekit and WordPress working together, customizing the look of the nearly 10 million blogs they host now takes just a few clicks. Log into your WordPress dashboard and click …

from the official TypeKit blog

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15 thoughts on “TypeKit Comes to WordPress.com

  1. Hello. I’d like to change my font on my header on my newish blog. Is it possible now with Typekit? I’d like to have a hand written font. I’ve already registered with typekit. I tried to follow their advice on change source code but I don’t think I can do that since I’m a wordpress.com user. What do you think? You seem to know all of the answers.

    Good day.

    • As wordpress.com have not made any official announcement about TypeKit we lack answers to questions being posed.

      Change font in header image
      You can change your customizable header on your wordpress.COM at any time, and use a free font or one you purchase of your own choice to place your blog title and tagline on the image.

      Changing font style and title on posts or pages either post by post or page by page
      We wordpress.com users can change font styles and colors on our posts and pages, a post and a page at a time. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

      Changing font style and color throughout the whole blog
      We cannot access the templates in our wordpress.com blogs and edit the underlying php and html. However, if we choose to pay for a CSS upgrade and undertake CSS editing then we can change font styles and colors throughout the entire blog.
      http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

      Which wordpress.com bloggers is the TypeKit feature aimed at?
      I could be wrong, but I think the anticipated wordpress.com users of TypeKit are those who purchase the CSS upgrade from wordpress.com. They can undertake the work of editing the CSS stylesheets for their blogs, or who hire 99 designs to do it for them.

      Here’s the link to the TypeKit site. Maybe you can glean more from it than I can. From the looks of this page we wordpress.com user may have to choose “a plan,” and as wordpress.com have yet to make an announcement, I have no idea why the blogosphere is full of bloggers parroting: “Got a wordpress.com blog – TypeKit is baked in”. At this juncture, wordpress.com bloggers have yet to uncover what “baked in” actually means.

  2. Hello TT, Happy Holiday I tried Out the TypeKit Font but still having an unsuccessful time getting it to display the new font for my article headlines with the supporting browsers they mentioned that work so I’m guessing that WP.com staff haven’t flicked on the switch for this new feature yet. Also when I signed up for an account they did offer a free account with a limited font library

  3. It is really an excellent feature, I have activated my account at typekit, but I am not sure how to integrate this with wordpress. As of now very few support documents available about this topic. I will do more research after christmas.

    Wish you a Merry Christmas.

    • Hello there. I think that the announcement in the TypeKit blog was a little premature as it seems that all systems are not “go” on the wordpress.com end of things as yet.

  4. sorry for the interruption at the forum.

    I tried to promote my blog as well.

    You are selfless and cool as always.

    Happy New Year!

    • I’m not clear as to whether this TypeKit is a free feature for wordpress.com users. Or, if we simply get a free trial and then have to pay for a subscription. I’m waiting for wordpress.com Staff to give us the straight goods on that.

      “Typekit is the easiest way to use real fonts on the web. It’s a subscription-based service for linking to high-quality Open Type fonts from some of the worlds best type foundries.”

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