Custom Fonts Are Here! Start Using Typekit & Self Hosted Fonts Inside Elementor

Elementor introduces Custom Fonts. Add your self-hosted & Typekit fonts, and use them on your Elementor projects to create a unique brand language.

In Elementor, we’ve always placed top priority on providing you with the most extensive typography flexibility, since typography plays such a key role in web design. 

Since day one, we offered visual control over typography settings such as font weight, line height, letter spacing and text decoration (recently added for version 1.9). Elementor also comes pre-built with 800+ different Google fonts to choose from. 

Sometimes, however, default Google fonts are simply not enough.

Many web designers want to be able to create that extra branded and professional style, achieved only with custom fonts.

Now, we bring you a new easy way to upload your own custom fonts.

Simply upload your custom font formats, and see them instantly appear inside the widget typography settings. We’ve also added a seamless integration to Typekit fonts, letting you sync and use all your Typekit fonts with a simple click. 

#Elementor's New Custom Font Feature is FONT-ASTIC

In order to get visitors to see custom fonts in your site, the fonts must be uploaded to your site as standard file formats. There are several such font formats, each offering support for different browsers.

In Elementor, we’ve made it easy to upload your custom web font formats:

  • Head over to the WordPress Dashboard > Elementor > Custom Fonts, and click ‘Add new’.
  • Now, add any font by uploading its WOFF, WOFF2, TTF, SVG or EOT File. It is recommended that you upload as many font files as possible, in order to provide support for the maximum number of browsers.
  • Once uploaded, your new custom fonts will be available in the typography controls of every widget that contains text.

Bring Your Fonts into Elementor

The font formats include:

  • The Web Open Font Format (WOFF) – WOFF is the most recommended format to use, since it is supported by all modern browsers
  • The Web Open Font Format (WOFF 2.0) – TrueType/OpenType font that provides better compression than WOFF 1.0
  • TrueType Fonts (TTF) – This font was developed in the late 1980s, by Apple and Microsoft
  • SVG Fonts/Shapes – SVG fonts allow SVG to be used as glyphs when displaying text. Make sure to use this format to support old versions of iPhone
  • Embedded OpenType Fonts (EOT) – This font file works on IE, but not on other browsers. Make sure to use this format to support earlier versions of IE
Learn more about font types on W3Schools

Font Weights and Styles

Custom fonts are grouped into families. Each font family includes its own set of weights and styles, uploaded separately.

A font family could include of a set of weights, spanning between 100-900, as well as Normal, Bold, Bolder or Lighter weights. It can also include Normal, Oblique or Italic fonts. Any variation of weight & style can be added separately to the font family group.

Once you upload your font variations, you’ll be able to choose the font inside Elementor and adjust its weight and style accordingly.

Note: If you don’t upload a certain weight, it will not be available in the editor. Instead, supporting browsers will fallback to the closest available weight.

Adobe Typekit Now Available in Elementor

Adobe Typekit is a subscription service for fonts which you can sync to your computer or use on a website. With Typekit, you can download any of the thousands of fonts available, and use them on your site. 

Adobe offers 2 Typekit fonts for free, so you can try it out first and see how you like it.

The biggest advantage of using Typekit on web design projects is its seamless integration. Designers, who already use Photoshop, get instant access to thousands of professional fonts from within their interface, all synced and easily handy. They don’t need to deal with font downloads or confusing setup.

Typekit works seamlessly with Elementor. You simply enter your Typekit key in the settings dashboard (Integrations tab), and instantly get all your Typekit fonts inside the various typography settings in Elementor. Using this integration, you don’t need to download, install or code anything to use your Typekit fonts.

Moving from Photoshop PSD to a finished live WordPress design has never been simpler, using this Typekit integration.

Under Elementor > Settings > Integrations you can add your Typekit Kit ID. Once you add it, click on ‘Sync Kit’. Wait a few minutes, and you should see all your Typekit fonts in Elementor. After adding new fonts to your Typekit account, don’t forget to go back to the integrations page and sync your fonts again.

Note: It may take a few minutes for Adobe to update their CDN network and get your fonts into Elementor, so please be patient after adding your key.

Custom Fonts Inside Elementor Editor

After you add your custom fonts, head over to Elementor and start using the new fonts in your pages. 

Add a heading, or any other text widget, and under Style > Typography choose your custom font or your Typekit font. 

The new custom fonts and Typekit fonts should appear above the Google fonts. Start designing and creating amazing websites!


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Special Offer for Elementor Users

Want to get some shiny new fonts and test them out in Elementor? To help you out, we’ve teamed up with Creative Market, with a special 15% Off discount on all fonts.

Custom Fonts include several major benefits for web designers:

  • Keep your client’s brand identity and unique brand language.
  • Create a unique website, one that uses more imaginative fonts than the worn out Roboto.
  • Use special custom-made fonts to create top-notch & cutting-edge designed websites.
  • Accept projects that include a client requirement to use custom brand fonts

Get inspired by the custom fonts in this post, and start using custom fonts on your own WordPress website projects. 

Created a smashing page with custom fonts? You’re invited to send them over in the comments below!

About the Author

Ben Pines

Ben Pines is Elementor's CMO. He has been in the online marketing industry for over 10 years, specializing in content marketing. WordPress has been Ben's platform of choice since the time it was used solely for blogging.

65 Responses

    1. If you don’t use custom fonts obviously it doesn’t affect loading. If you do use them then the effect is like any other loaded asset, like loading images (only much smaller in size).

  1. Yay!!! \o/ That’s awesome, and the ability to use Tk is incredible, a game changer. Thank you guys!

    Speaking of awesome, now that you have this in place, how about giving some love to custom icons in the same manner? =D

    No pressure Ben, lol

    Keep up with the good work, cheers!

  2. So, if we’ve already been using a plugin to do this (in my case, “Typekit Fonts for WordPress”), is there a performance-based reason to switch? Also, has your beta testing found any glitches when users switched from separate plugins to Elementor-with-Typekit?

    Don’t misunderstand: I’m happy to do ever more things entirely within Elementor but, since this would be pretty noticeable item if it were to break, I just want to understand the ramifications of going from using Typekit through a separate plugin to using it through Elementor. TIA for whatever such info you can share.

    1. There is a performance based reason. One less plugin means less bloat. We’ve done plenty of testing by our team of developers. Our support is here to help if you happen to meet any issue.

      1. Thanks. Just one best-practices question: do you recommend adding the Typekit license in Elementor **before** disabling the other plugin, or can they both have it briefly, so as to give it a few minutes for the Adobe CDN to do its stuff?

      2. Also: if we’re using a theme which depends on the presence of the Typekit fonts, will accessing Typekit via only Elementor (and not a separate plugin) work the same?

        1. Answering my own question here re theme — as I feared, this won’t address that. Turning off my current Typekit plugin, of course, also turns off the font access for the theme. Perhaps down the line Elementor’s integrations will “talk to” themes, too, but I guess we’re not there yet.

  3. That’s handy. Another helpful tool from a branding point of view would be to add preset swatches from the brand to the colour pickers as a default palate, so we’re not forever pasting in hex codes.

    If there’s already a way of doing that, I’d love to learn how!

  4. Great addition, always good to get rid of google stuff!

    Help needed: Trying to upload a woff2 file fails: ‘Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons.’

  5. As always, your latest update is GRATE news! I only have a question: How we can export our custom fonts (not from TypeKit) in order to transfer them to an other site with elementor Pro installed. Is it possible?

  6. You are always adding great new features to Elementor but you do not always make it clear if the new features are available in Elementor (free), Elementor Pro or both. It would be helpful if you clearly specified this.

  7. any timeline on theme and features? i know this isnt the forum for that but sure would be nice to have some customization options on template pages. using generatepress is awesome but would like to incorporate my own nav menus, template page designs for single and archive and single product pages. more customization of products in shop page, etc.

  8. This is fantastic news!!!

    This feature has been at the top of my wishlist since the beginning–and I’m with everyone else who wants custom icons to be next 🙂

    For me, greater control over typography (and especially custom fonts) is one of the most important aspects of pleasing and professional web design. I haven’t launched my site yet but I’m currently using the Use Any Fonts plugin to experiment with different fonts. It requires changing title tags to ‘paragraph,’ which is creating a mess.

    I would like to disable the plugin (which I would like to point out has been great in a test environment where I’ve tested dozens of font combinations). Another commenter asked about switching from using a Typekit plugin to relying solely on the new Elementor feature. I was wondering if there is a way to see custom fonts uploaded through Elementor in the theme’s typography drop-down menu?

    Otherwise, I am guessing I would still need to use two plugins (one that will effect the theme’s general settings and one that will display with Elementor)…?

    Thank you!

  9. Does this mean that we can now self host these fonts and remove the call to Google fonts altogether? That’s how I understand it anyway.

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