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Tumblr is a content management system that is free and where photos, videos, images and links can be shared. It is a vibrant platform that aids in sharing blogs and is also a social networking site. If you have read blogs on tumblr you would know that they are really serious about letting you express yourself with different fonts and styles. A simple change in the font can make blogs look exceptional, edgy, or even catchy.

In fact, you can even access the cascading style sheet code (CSS) of your blog’s theme and edit or even add the font that you want to include. This makes this platform extremely supportive of your unique creative needs.

How to start

The high-end code structure that is supported by Tumblr makes the installation of themes extremely easy. There are multiple themes that you can choose from to make your blog look really good. While some of the themes are free, some are paid themes. The default theme that is present in this microblogging site is ‘Peter Vidani’ and it can be modified to suit specific style needs.

Choose from the multiple themes

Select the blog’s dashboard to alter the theme. The ‘Customize’ option lets you edit the theme, with the toolbar on the left.

You can select from a wide range of themes that are present on tumblr by clicking on “Browse Themes”. It can be really hard to choose a theme, as the options are plenty, making it difficult for you to ascertain what would attract the right audience to your blog. However, you can choose from certain select categories like “Minimal.”

If you are impressed by a theme used in another blog and wish to use the same, then you can choose the same using the search option. Provided you know the name of the theme, of course!

Once you find the theme that you prefer to use for your blog, the next step is to use the theme. You can do this by selecting the ‘use’ option and then clicking on ‘save’ if the preview appeals to you.

Theme from a third party

There are a number of other theme options that you may want to choose from. However, if a theme from a third-party source caught your eye, then act on that. If that is what you want on your blog, then there are a few steps that you need to follow.

Edit the theme: The first step after you login to your account would be to select the account theme option. Select the specific blog for which you want to change the theme, then select the edit theme option that is present in the website theme panel. This will take you to the page where you can customize the theme.

Altering the HTML Code: Choose the Edit HTML option after which you should select the code indicated. Delete the code and add the theme code that you want for your blog.

Here is How to change font in Tumblr

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There are plenty of options to choose from to make your blog look unique, by changing the font. However, each theme has a specific list of fonts that you can choose from. There are options to alter theme description, title, color scheme, background, and more. So, it is time to put on your creative hat and find the most appealing option.

Different font options for different themes: The theme that you choose for your blog plays an important role in the type of fonts that you can choose from. Certain themes let you change the font of the title, while certain other themes let you change multiple aspects of the blog. This includes footer font, header font, menu font, and more.

To find out if the theme that you have selected lets you change the font, check the sidebar for the options that are available. If there are a list of different texts that you can change the font for, then your theme lest you explore multiple fonts for your blog!

Options for customization

There are options to customize any of the following for your blog. It is a change in the combination of all these that make unique Tumblr blogs.



Navigation menu

Integration of social media


Size of white spaces



Other media format

There are 5 sections to a Tumblr project

Template Tags and Variable



Type of post


Tumblr Code for the customizable sections

Images to be incorporated: {block:Photoset} photo gallery {/block:Photoset}

When inserting links: {block:Link} Clickable links {/block:Link}

When including quotes within your blog: {block:Quote} Block quotes {/block:Quote}

When including videos into the blog: {block:Video} Video files {/block:Video}

When including audio files into your blog: {block:Audio} Audio files {/block:Audio}

Changing font based on text type:

Select the type of text for which you need to change the font, like title font, or header font or body font etc. A drop down menu next to the text type option will let you change the font, based on the fonts supported by the theme.

Selecting a font: Choose the font that you wish to use for the various text types in your blog. Remember not to mix too many different fonts in your blog. It will make it harder to read, and the reader may lose the flow of the blog. Ideally, choose a uniform theme, unless you want certain sections to truly stand out.

The title would have to be a really catchy font that lets your reader sit up and take notice of your blog. However, don’t overdo the rest of the fonts in the blog. If the font is indecipherable or too curvy, then the reader may lose interest in the blog, and move on to other blogs!

Mobile friendly fonts: Choose a font that captivates the reader bit which also makes the words legible, and easy to read even on mobile. Most fonts look great on a computer screen but may be too difficult to read on a mobile. Since most people now access content on their mobile, it is important to use fonts that are compatible across mobiles.

Don’t go for fonts that require special apps to be downloaded or themes that take long to download onto a mobile. The page should open up within a second.

The “font-family” can be edited for each theme aspect to be customized. Open the selected theme with the Edit mode options, this let you view the Customize menu. Click the “Edit HTML” link.

Open the find options by pressing “Ctrl-F” and then choose the “font-family” by typing it in the find and replace dialogue box.

The name of the font can be then modified independently. For example, the font for the title of your blog can be altered by finding the font-family option and then clicking on the blog title option.

Customized Fonts

There are even options to make your blog look and read unique by finding fonts that are not supported on Tumblr. This is an exciting option that you can choose to use by following simple steps.

Add a reference or the code to the font between the <head> and </head> tags. There are fonts that are provided by Google which lets you add fonts you can hotlink to. Such hosted fonts, like the ones provided by Google Fonts, let you open up a wide array of fonts. The canvas of design just gets wider once you exercise such options. The hosted font will let you link to the source of the font on the hosted server.

Adding a page link: Adding a page link Is also a very simple step, and all you need to do is to scroll down to the page section. Then choose the Add a Page item. The images for the blog can also be selected in this section of your theme.

Save you theme: Before saving you theme option, remember to check ‘preview’. This will help you identify how your blog will look with the new theme installed. If you are happy with what you see, then you can save the theme. Remember to notice how your new font looks and if the text is easy to read.

The learning phase in adding fonts to your blog is very simple. Once you know the basics, you can unleash your full creativity and design great-looking blogs that attract a wider audience. Tools such as bootstrap will let you add more visualization to your blog.

There are multiple modifications that are supported by Tumblr but different fonts cannot be used for Tumblr posts. Moreover, most HTML and CSS code is removed by the Tumblr platform from blogs before you publish it. Editing the “font-family” option for the variables in your theme will let you change the texts in the post to get the best and most sought-after fonts.

Start with adding fonts to your blog: Once you know just what to do to add fonts to your blog, then it is time to make the necessary changes to your blog. The will make it more appealing to your audience. There are advanced features in the Tumblr platform that let you play with various options. Choose an ideal theme and font that look best on a mobile.

Connecting with Tumblr: Tumblr has a great content management system that lets you bring out the most creative aspect in you. It let’s you be as edgy as you would want to. This powerful microblogging site has garnered a lot of interest for the wonderful content that it hosts and the variety of options that it provides.

It is simple when you know how to change fonts in Tumblr, but that is just the beginning. You don’t need to be a programmer to make the changes. You need to have the right eye to spot the fonts that will work best with the theme that you have chosen. Remember not to go overboard as not only should your font be visually appealing, but it should also make it easy for the reader to read. Otherwise, it can be counterproductive.

The tumblr theme can be written down using code or you can choose from options available. The codes may require a basic understanding of computer coding but once you do it the first time, it is simple from then on.

Hosting Fonts: Hosting fonts is fast becoming the rage on tumblr and google fonts are the most popular. Remember to link to such hosting servers if you find it fascinating and want to make your blog truly unique. The codes used for such font hosting servers are similar to the one below.

<link href=’’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’>

There are multiple themes that you can choose from and multiple fonts for the same. The blogs that are created on tumblr each have their own unique edge over the rest of the blogs. Browse through a few of them to understand what options are available. Incorporating such ideas is simple and easy, as has been described. The most important step is to find your inner passion to create something unique.

Initially, it may seem safer to stick to simple options. However, that is not going to garner as much attention as a creative unique blog that used custom fonts. Once you are comfortable with simple designs and fonts, remember to try out different options and see whats works best. You never know, your next creatively crafted blog may be what makes blogs viral! Write down all the steps you took to create such a viral blog. After all, there will be more blogs that you will write and more viewers that you need to read your blogs. So, you wouldn’t want to forget all that you learned!

Make sure that you share you blog across social networking website. Apart from creating the perfect blog, you also need to share it widely, so it reaches a larger audience!