How to Change the Font on Your Tumblr Posts
The World Wide Web has been around for quite a long while now. It is a place filled with pages and pages of websites, and blogs for you to bookmark. And, many people would say that Tumblr was their first blog, and that would not be surprising. The site is user-friendly and people can add as much character as they can, including their choice of font. We will give you a step-by-step guide on how to change font on Tumblr post through their site.
What Is Tumblr
Tumblr is a site where you can host your blog, post pictures, upload, and share videos, etc. It is also where you can interact with other users through comments, and reblogs, or DMs. It is also a place where you can follow other users whose posts you find interesting.
Tumblr describes itself as a canvas where you can post anything as long as it is within its terms and conditions. It is also a place where they encourage you to be original. However, they are also fine with you sharing what you find on the web that you like such as fan art. But, if it is an original artwork that you did not make then you have to give credit to the artist.
Another thing about Tumblr is that you can customize your profile to make it suit you, and your blog. You can do this by changing the layouts, colors, and even the colors and size of the fonts. There are several templates for profiles that you can choose from.
Where To Change the Font Family in Posts
Now if you want to change the font in your post, and we are not talking about the color and the size which is easier to do, then you are at the right place. The first thing you would have to do is to log in to your Tumblr account. Click on one of your profiles where you want to change the font style. This should not affect your other profiles and blogs.
In the top right corner of your profile, there are four icons. You should go for the one that looks like a little painting palette. This is your “edit appearance” option. Pressing this takes you to a page with a menu on your left while your profile is to your right.
Here is where you can edit and change your description, avatar, and you can choose the themes for your profile. All the themes come with fonts that suit them. However, you can change their fonts to ones that suit you better.
At the top of the left menu side of this page, there is “edit HTML”. You should press on this since it can give you the chance to change your font and keep the theme that you like for your profile.
Inside “Edit HTML”
When you press that button it will open code over the customizing page that you were just on. This can be a lot to look at, but you only need to focus on one thing and that is the font. Therefore, leave everything else as it is, especially if coding is not your cup of tea.
On your keyboard hold Ctrl and F because it will open the search bar at the top of this new page. In the box that says “search for,” you can type in font-family, but do not forget the hyphen between the two words. As soon as you finish typing this hyphenated word it will take you to the section of the code that you need.
How to Change the Font in the Code
When you see font-family in the code, which will be slightly highlighted, you can then change the font name to the one that you like to use. However, it is important to know how to spell the new font correctly. It would also be a good idea to more than one font, at least two.
You can replace the old font name with your new one that will be written in between single quotes such as ‘Times New Roman’ as an example. However, you must separate the font names with a comma. The reasoning why it would be best to use at least two new fonts is to help with Web browser compatibility.
If you would like to use a font that is not a standard Web font then you must attach the CSS style sheet in your theme’s header so that it can be activated.
To change the font size you go to font-size either by looking for it in the code or by searching for it. The latter would be easier and quicker. Once you find where it is you can change the size of your font according to pixels. However, you have to use a semicolon behind the px of pixels. For example, 12px; without anything like single quotes surrounding it.
Before you save or do anything more, you can press the Update Preview button to see what it will look like. It is here that you can make changes. Keep using the Update Preview button, and making changes until you are happy with it. If so you can press the Save button to lock down your new font for your favorite theme.
Tumblr Can Be an All in One
One of the best things about Tumblr is how flexible it can be. While Facebook and Instagram, etc. are powerful social media platforms, Tumblr is like stepping into another world. A corner of the internet that everyone just knows as Tumblr.
Therefore, it would make sense that you would want to change your font. It would add to that piece of that corner of the internet feel your own. Plus, some people think that Tumblr is a blog sharing, blog following mixture between the Global Giant with humble beginnings, Facebook, the rise of Instagram, and even the catchiness of Twitter. It is what you make it to be.