Our Favorite Font Customizer Combinations

Let’s talk fonts again! Did you know <em>press offers a Font Customizer plugin, which easily lets you change out the fonts you use on your site? While we built it with ease in mind (knowing most people haven’t spent a ton of time learning about and using fonts), with so many choices in Font Customizer, we know it can be tough choosing which ones to pair together! So today, we thought we’d share some of our favorite combinations.

But first, a few things to keep in mind when you’re assigning your fonts: Keep reading “Our Favorite Font Customizer Combinations”

Show Your Blog Some Love With Our New Plugins!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here at <em>press, we’re excited for any excuse to indulge in our favorite treats (ice cream for us both, with extra hot fudge, of course). We haven’t quite figured out a way to send ice cream to each of you, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t cook up an extra special treat on this day of all things romance (you know we love ya!). Today, we’re excited to introduce our brand new plugins — along with some BIG news.

So, what’s a plugin?

If you’re new to WordPress, you might be wondering — what is a plugin, exactly? Think of plugins like apps for your WordPress blog. They’re small programs or applications that each perform separate functions or tasks. Just as with smart phones, there are many companies and developers globally creating plugins for WordPress sites everyday. Many plugins are free, many are paid, and many have versions of both.

At <em>press, we believe in giving you everything you want, and nothing you don’t. That means our themes won’t arrive bloated with a ton of features you don’t want — instead, use our plugins to add the features and functionality that matter to you most.

The Big News:

We won’t bury the lede: Our new plugins
work with any self-hosted WordPress.org theme!

We launched <em>press because we want to make a custom WordPress blog accessible for everyone. Now, with our new plugins, you gain access to additional features and functionality that add next-level customizations to your site—whether you’re running an <em>press theme, or not. We’ve done extensive testing of our plugins across many themes to ensure that they look and work their best no matter how you use them. And if you’re looking for a designer touch, our new plugins work beautifully with any of our themes, for perfectly styled templates!

Introducing: Our New Plugins

Our new plugins were born from some of our most requested features, both from our custom, studio clients, and from our <em>press family of bloggers currently using our themes and plugins. We hope they help you make your blog feel extra custom! Check them out: Keep reading “Show Your Blog Some Love With Our New Plugins!”

The Difference Between Web Fonts vs. Desktop Fonts

Let’s talk fonts! Such a fun, albeit confusing subject, no? Fun for the obvious reasons, confusing because—well, if you’ve never had to work with fonts extensively, you’ve likely never needed to understand the difference between web fonts and desktop fonts. So today, I thought I’d explain the differences, and also share some of my favorite font resources with you!

Desktop Fonts
A desktop font operates similarly to how it sounds—from your desktop. With a desktop font, you simply download the font file and install it on your computer. Most desktop font files will download as a .zip file, from which you’ll extract a file that ends with .otf or .ttf, or rarely, .ps1 (if you really want to nerd out and learn the differences between these, check out this article, but for the purposes of running the font on your computer, it doesn’t matter).

Once you’ve properly installed a desktop font on your computer, you can use it in any application that runs fonts from your system’s font library—think Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and the like. This comes in handy if you use particular fonts on your website, and also want to use them in marketing collateral, or graphics for your site. Having the desktop font allows you to match your brand fonts across all visuals, creating cohesion in your branding.

How and why do desktop fonts get used on websites and blogs?  

Keep reading “The Difference Between Web Fonts vs. Desktop Fonts”