Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video What to know before you start this course, part of WordPress Developer Tips: Using Custom Web Fonts.
This course, is part of the Wordpress developer tips series. But that doesn't mean you have to be an advanced developer to follow along. To get the most out of this course, you need to have a few key components in place, and you might also have to watch a couple of other courses in the Linda.com library before continuing. Throughout the course, I'll be working on a local hosted site on my computer. I've set up WordPress in a dev environment on my computer and that dev environment, is running the Simone theme. You can follow along with any WordPress site either on your computer or live on the web, and you can use any theme.
The application of these custom fonts is pretty much the same, across all different themes. But, if you're using a different theme, you may have to tweak your stylesheets a little bit to make everything work. If this is the first time you're working with WordPress, or you need to brush up on how to use the publishing application. I urge you to watch the WordPress Essential Training Course, in the Lynda.com library. This course walks you through the entire process of setting up and running a WordPress site and also explains to you how to add plugins and themes and content to your site.
And all of that is really important if you're going to work with WordPress in a development setting, which is what we're going to do now. If you want to set up, WordPress in a development environment on your own computer like I have, we have a series of courses that will show you how to do that, on different platforms, and with different tools. The series is called, Installing and Running WordPress, and covers applications like, WAMP, for Windows computers. MAMP for Max, and also cross platform applications like BitNami and DesktopServer.
So, if you want to set up the environment, go check out some of these courses and figure out which solution works best for your particular application. We're also going to be working with a child theme. So, you need to go check out the WordPress 3 Building Child Themes course if you want to brush up on how to make child themes. Now, we're going to make a very basic child theme. And you'll actually see how that child theme is made, in this course. But, if you want to know more about how to use child themes, what they are and how to set them up properly, you can watch the separate course just on building child themes.
Finally, to add our custom fonts into the site, we're going to on cue scripts and styles. This course explains what on cuing styles and scripts means and why you should do it. And also gives you best practice examples of how this is done inside a WordPress theme. Now again, we're going to be covering that in this course, but if you want a deeper understanding of what oncueing styles and scripts is, then you should go check out the dedicated WordPress developer tips course, on just that topic. Now that you know what you need to follow along in this course, let's get started.