Wordpress.com Now Offers New Custom Design Upgrade

Author: Cendrine Marrouat
Published: June 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Lovers of the free blogging platform WordPress.com can now officially rejoice. WordPress has recently announced the launch of its new major upgrade, Custom Design. According to Lance Willett, of the WordPress.com team, the new tool "combines easy to use, code-free font selection from Typekit and a beautiful CSS editing interface with world-class support from our famous WordPress.com Happiness Engineers."

The Font Editor features 50 premium fonts (accessible directly within the WordPress dashboard) whose sizes and styles can be modified with a click of the mouse. Further, it works with every theme and does not require any coding knowledge.

Users of the Typekit fonts, who do not wish to take advantage of the new Custom Design upgrade, are grandfathered in. However, editing and functionality are limited. 

Are you familiar or used to working with CSS (Cascading Style Sheet)? Custom Design also comes with a CSS Editor that allows complete blog personalization — including appearance (colors, borders and backgrounds) and layout. 

Custom Design is not a free upgrade; it costs $30 per year. However, a complimentary preview is available, which allows a user to see how their fonts and CSS will look with the theme they are currently using on their blog. 

For more information on Custom Design, click here


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