The Typography for Gutenberg

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Add Typography to your site using Google Fonts. Enter CSS selectors or select Blocks to apply custom typography.
Available typography options:

  • Font family variants from Google Fonts
  • Color (hex or rgba)
  • Font size
  • Line height
  • Font weight
  • Font style (italic, normal, oblique)
  • Letter spacing
  • Text transform (capitalize, uppercase, lowercase)
  • Text decoration (line-through, overline, underline)

Typographies can be assigned to a specific context:

  • All site
  • Post types/s (post types available in the site)
  • Post types/s template (index, single)
  • Front page
  • 404 page

Each typography can have several groups of selectors with unique modifications from the root typography.
For example: a typography can be set with a certain Font, a certain Color and a certain Font size;
each of its groups of selectors inherit those properties and one might modify the inherited color and another modify the inherited Font size.

Available CSS selectors:

  • Text CSS selector (eg: .site-title a)
  • Block Selector (eg: Block Quote Citation)


The plugin can be accesed from the Customizer inside the tab The Typography.
It can also be accesed from any Block editor’s The Typography sidebar (top right corner of the editor).
Create a typography and assign it some options; create a group of selectors and inside it create some CSS or Block selectors.
That’s it!
If you want to preview the different fonts before selecting one you can preview them in the Google Fonts repository.
Note: The typography editing is assigned to the ‘edit_theme_options’ capability. This means that, by default, only admin and super admin will be able to use the features.


  1. Customizer, all typographies created.

    Customizer, all typographies created.

  2. Customizer, typography being edited.

    Customizer, typography being edited.

  3. Post editor, Block selectors.

    Post editor, Block selectors.


About GDPR and Google Fonts

This plugin lets you select fonts from the Google Fonts repository that will be loaded dynamically when selecting them in the customizer/editor (to preview the result), and loaded on the front end site.
An inline style sheet is embeded with the selected CSS styles and, if one or more Font Family are selected, an external style sheet is embeded which will load the fonts from the Google servers.
As I am not a lawyer I can not guarantee anything; you can read about Google Fonts and GDPR compliance in this link.

The following filters can be used to modify (or remove) the styles and fonts before they are embeded in the front end:

  • the_typography_styles_before_enqueue: This filter receives an array with the styles before they are embeded to the front end.
  • the_typography_fonts_before_enqueue: This filter receives an array with the fonts before they are embeded as an external style sheet to be loaded in the front end.


Installation from the WordPress admin.

  1. Log in to the WordPress admin and navigate to Plugins Add New.
  2. Type The Typography in the Search field.
  3. In the results list The Typography plugin should appear, click Install Now button.
  4. Once it finished installing, click the Activate button.
  5. Now you can go to any post where the Block editor is enabled or go the Theme Customizer.



  • Include core blocks selection in Customizer.
  • Sort typographies styles so that newer take preference over older.
  • Improvemenets in the UI and added some UX hints.
  • Fix Customizer Previewer bugs.
  • Improve code base.
  • Update dependencies.


  • Initial release.