How to Change the Heading Font on Your WordPress Website

You have a brand new WordPress website. You’ve spent the last few hours, or days, setting up the perfect blog for your niche. You’ve customized the design, used relevant images, and crafted the perfect content to engage your audience.

But now that you’re happy with how it looks, you want to make sure that your visitors and readers know what your blog is about without having to constantly refer to the website’s headline or the first paragraph of the post.

To help you do that, this article will teach you how to change the heading font on your WordPress website.

The Basics

If you’ve ever used WordPress to create a blog or website, you’ll know that it’s a very simple and straightforward content management system. It is also very easy to use because it is mostly drag and drop functionality. As a result, anyone can use it to create a website with no prior knowledge required.

WordPress offers two types of fonts: a serif font and a sans-serif font. A serif font has little lines or “strokes” on the letters that make up the words. The sans-serif font does not have any strokes on the letters, so it looks a little more “modern.”

For the purposes of this article, we will be using a serif font because it is more traditional and easier to read. The heading font on your WordPress website should match the rest of the content on your site because they go together: 

  • Heading
  • Body

Changing the heading font is extremely easy. You will need to navigate to the **General Settings** panel on your WordPress website. From there, you can modify the appearance of your site by adjusting the Heading. In order to do that, click on the **Select** dropdown menu and select **Paragraph**.

From there, you can change the heading font by clicking on the Font radio button and choosing the option that you prefer. You can use the Sans-SerifSerif, or Monospace options in the Style: field. For instance, if you have a serif font installed on your computer, you can choose that from the Style: dropdown menu.

The Pros And Cons Of Each Font Style

While it’s not always possible to predict the future, we can always learn from the past. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of each font style:

  • **Sans-serif** (short for “sans serif”): This option gives your text a more modern look because it lacks the little strokes or “serifs” that make up the letters in a serif font.
  • **Serif** (short for “serif”): This option is the opposite of the sans-serif option. It provides your text with a more traditional look because it has the little strokes or “serifs” on the letters.
  • **Monospace** (short for “monospace”): This option gives your text the appearance of being typewritten because it has only one width: the width of the computer monitor or device that you are viewing it on.

From the above, you can see that the Sans-serif option provides a more modern look to your text, while the Serif option gives it a more traditional look. As a result, if you are writing a business letter or an email, you should choose the Sans-Serif option. If you are writing something that is more formal, like a news article or a scientific paper, you should choose the Serif option.

How To Change The Heading Font On Your WordPress Website

Now that you know the difference between the different font types and the advantages and disadvantages of each one, let’s get back to the topic at hand: changing the heading font on your WordPress website.

To do that, you will need to navigate to the **General Settings** panel on your WordPress site. From there, you can modify the appearance of your site by adjusting the Heading. In order to do that, click on the **Select** dropdown menu and choose **Paragraph**.

From there, you can change the heading font by clicking on the Font radio button and choosing the option that you prefer. You can use the Sans-SerifSerif, or Monospace options in the Style: field. For instance, if you have a serif font installed on your computer, you can choose that from the Style: dropdown menu.

Once you make the desired changes, click on the **Update** button at the bottom of the page.

Alternately, you can edit your blog post and click on the **Update** button at the top of the page.

If you are using WordPress for your online store as well, you can use the same techniques to change the heading font in your online store as you do on your blog or website. However, if you are using the store for informational purposes only, then there is no need to change the heading font.