Upload custom fonts

Upload custom fonts in your Webflow projects.

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You can add more fonts to your project directly from the Font dropdown in the Style panel. Choose Add fonts, and we'll take you to your Project settings > Fonts settings. There, you can upload and use your own custom fonts in any of your projects.

If the font you want to use is available through Adobe fonts (Typekit) or Google fonts, you can add them through the integrations in Project settings > Fonts.

Good to know: You do not need a paid plan to upload custom fonts.
In this lesson:
  1. Uploading custom fonts
  2. Choosing the right font format
  3. Editing installed fonts
  4. Defining fallback fonts

Uploading custom fonts

If you want to use custom fonts in a project, head to Project settings > Fonts > Custom fonts and upload your font file(s) there.

Step one on the top, click on the Fonts tab in the projects settings page. Step two on the bottom, click on the highlighted blue upload button to select the custom fonts you'd like to upload.
Important: Please read your font’s license agreement and make sure you have permission to use the font with your site before you upload it. Read Introduction to font licensing and usage to learn more.

Looking for free fonts? Check out: 9 places to find free (and almost free) fonts

Choosing the right font format

You can upload a variety of font file formats into your Webflow project.

Good to know: You are able to upload a maximum file size of 2MB per font file

Supported by most browsers

Supported by a few browsers

Good to know: You don't need to upload every file format. However, you can upload a number of different formats to cover maximum browser support. WOFF is a good format with maximum browser compatibility and a good file size. If you do not have a WOFF or WOFF2 version of your font files, you can use font converters found online.

Editing installed fonts

After the fonts files have uploaded, you can edit the font family name, the font weight, and the font style.

Best practices: You can upload multiple instances of a font and select a different font weight and style for each instance. Just make sure to use the same font family for all of the instances of the same font. This will ensure the font family is properly grouped together in the Designer.

Once the font family names are correct and matched up, you can upload each font file to your project. You'll be able to see the uploaded fonts in the Designer once you re-open the Designer.

Step one, select the font files from the finder window and click on the blue open button.
Step two, confirm the upload by clicking on the green Upload font file button on the right of the Custom fonts section.

You can always edit your custom font settings. You can also delete uploaded fonts.

The installed fonts section includes the name of the fonts uploaded and font descriptions under the name. To the right of the names, there is an edit and delete button. These buttons are highlighted.

Defining fallback fonts

Fallback fonts ensure maximum compatibility between browsers and operating systems. If a user's browser fails to load your custom font, it switches to the fallback font. Fallback fonts are automatically created for each font family you upload.

The fallbacks for installed fonts section includes the name of the font family with the fall back to a sans-serif font, an edit button and a description of what is the use for fallback fonts.

You can edit the fallback font for each font family and choose the font it falls back to from a list of available fonts.

Step one on the left, select the dropdown menu to select which font fallback you want to use. Step two on the right, Verdana has been selected as the fallback font for Graphik.

You can edit the font display settings, which determines how font faces load based on what the browser already has saved.

Step one on the top, the font display dropdown menu is highlighted in the installed fonts section. Step two on the bottom, select between the options auto, block, swap, fallback and optional in the font display drop down menu.
Best practices: Setting font display settings to swap can prevent a flash of invisible text when pages load by using a system font.

Testing your fonts in the Designer

In the Designer, you’ll have full access to any of your custom fonts and font weights. Just browse for the font you need in the Style panel (S) > Typography section. The fonts list is ordered alphabetically.

You can apply your custom font to any text element, any parent element, or any HTML tag to affect all paragraphs or all H1s.

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