When it comes to hosting and using fonts on your WordPress site there are a lot of different options. You can host them locally, you can use Google fonts (most themes nowadays have Google fonts integrated), or utilize another 3rd party service like Adobe Typekit. Today we want to dive into a few reasons why hosting local fonts in WordPress can be advantageous. Not only can you have a larger selection of fonts, but there are sometimes performance benefits to this as well. Check out our in-depth tutorial below on how to host your premium fonts locally as well as any font family from Google fonts. Web Fonts
When you browse to someone’s WordPress site you see two types of basic fonts, web safe fonts or web fonts. Or they could also be using a mixture of both.
Web safe fonts are fonts that are pre-installed on a device or OS. Some examples of web safe fonts include Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New as well as generic font families like serif, sans-serif, and monospace. These are fonts you have seen for many years. See a full list of web safe fonts.
Web fonts are fonts that are not pre-installed on a device and must be downloaded by the user’s browser before being displayed.