You can add more fonts to your site directly from the Font dropdown in the Style panel. Choose Add fonts and you’ll be redirected to Site settings > Fonts tab. There, you can upload and use your own custom fonts on your site.
If the font you want to use is available through Adobe fonts (Typekit) or Google fonts, you can add them through the integrations in Site settings > Fonts tab. Learn more about integrating Adobe fonts.
Good to know: You do not need a paid site or Workspace plan to upload custom fonts.
In this lesson, you’ll learn:
- How to upload custom fonts
- How to choose the right font format
- How to edit installed fonts
- How to define fallback fonts and display settings
- How to test your fonts in the Designer
How to upload custom fonts
If you want to use custom fonts on your site, open Site settings > Fonts tab, scroll down to Custom fonts, and upload your font file(s) there.
Important: Please read your font’s license agreement and make sure you have permission to use the font on your site before you upload it. Learn more about font licensing and usage.
Looking for free fonts? Check out: 9 places to find free (and almost free) fonts
How to choose the right font format
You can upload a variety of font file formats to your Webflow site.
Good to know: You are able to upload a maximum file size of 2MB per font file.
Supported by most browsers
- WOFF — Web Open Font Format (review supporting browsers)
- TTF/OTF — TrueType Font and OpenType Font (review supporting browsers)
Supported by a few browsers
- WOFF 2.0 — Web Open Font Format (review supporting browsers)
- EOT — Embedded OpenType (review supporting browsers)
- SVG — SVG fonts (review supporting 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.
How to edit installed fonts
After the fonts files have been 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. 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 site. The uploaded files will appear in the Designer once you reopen your site in the Designer.
You can always edit your custom font settings. You can also delete uploaded fonts.
How to define fallback fonts and display settings
Fallback fonts ensure maximum compatibility between browsers and operating systems. If a site visitor’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.
You can edit the fallback font for each font family and choose the font it falls back to from a list of available fonts.
You can also edit the font display settings, which determines how font faces load based on what the browser already has saved.
Pro tip: Setting font display settings to swap can prevent a flash of invisible text when pages load by using a system font.
How to test your fonts in the Designer
In the Designer, you’ll have full access to 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.
Learn more: Intro to Web Typography