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Typekit font for Coraline theme

  1. Hi all,

    I just changed my blog to the Coraline theme and I created a Typekit Font account. I've tried a few fonts, but they all look very small and apparently you cannot change the font size in one step without a CSS upgrade.

    Unfortunately, you also cannot search fonts by themes on the Typekit website (only by style, tag and language). So my question is: does anyone know a good font for the Coraline theme?

    The blog I need help with is stefanvlieger10.wordpress.com.

  2. You can use Typekit Fonts to change only the font families but not font colors and size. http://typekit.com/libraries/full

    Unfortunately, you also cannot search fonts by themes on the Typekit website (only by style, tag and language). So my question is: does anyone know a good font for the Coraline theme?

    You may not like the fonts supplied your wordpress.com theme but it’s important to know that regardless which fonts you may wish to choose to jazz up your blog with, your browser and your visitors’ browsers can only use the fonts installed in the same computer. Obviously not every visitor to your blog will have the same fonts installed in their computers as you do on yours, so you can immediately see that problems will arise unless you choose to use common fonts.

    If a reader does not have a specific font installed on his / her computer, the browser will determine which font is displayed. There are a very limited number of fonts (in English/Western languages) which are common for most operating systems/computers/browsers.

    If you wish to change font size and/or color then you must purchase the CSS upgrade. If you have CSS editing experience, you can get the paid custom CSS upgrade and renew it annually. It will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but it does not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes here at wordpress.COM.

    Since there is no official Staff support for the CSS upgrade, and precious little Volunteer support, I recommend that you don’t buy the upgrade unless you have at least moderate understanding of HTML and CSS because you must be prepared to do the work on your own.

    If you are considering purchasing the upgrade, you can go to Appearance > Edit CSS. There wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try before you buy.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    If you do purchase the upgrade be sure to read this article before starting your editing > http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

  3. I am not a techie, but I will try and explain what worked for me. I know, Comic Sans is kid stuff, but I like it. What I did to get it into my Coraline is to take it from somewhere else, change the WYSIWYG to HTML, then copy it, then go to Coraline in a post, hit HTML, and then past the HTML containing the font code I was using... Comic Sans, then change the HTML to WYSIWYG... and that should do it, at least it did it for me. Hope this made sense, and hope it helps.

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