How to customize a font on tumblr

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The font in your individual Tumblr posts cannot be modified using traditional HTML; font tags, span tags and styles added to other tags strip the font modifications. However, you can modify your font on your individual Tumblr page. To make the changes to your Tumblr blog's font you'll use the custom CSS option on the Tumblr customisation page. You can also customise your Tumblr theme to change the font on your theme.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open the customisation page on Tumblr at "" Alternatively, click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the page, and click the "Customize Your Page" button on the next page.

  2. 2

    Click the "Advanced" button on the top navigation. The first option under Advanced is Add Custom CSS. The easiest way to make changes to your font is to add modifications to this section.

  3. 3

    Add the body tag, and enter the font family that you want to change your font to, i.e. "body {font-family:times new roman;}" using whichever font you want. If you specify a custom installed font that it will not display on a visitor's page if they don't have that font installed on their computer. Instead the font will revert to a visitor's browser's default. You can specify a secondary font, i.e. "body {font-family:scriptina,times new roman;}".

  4. 4

    Add any other font characteristics that you want for your Tumblr blog's default font, i.e. "body {font-family:times new roman; font-size:14px; colour: #FFCCFF;}". You can view various CSS font options at

  5. 5

    Click "Save" in the upper right corner to view the changes on your blog to double-check that the font is displaying appropriately.

Tips and warnings

  • You can modify the font options within your theme by clicking the "Theme" button, and click the "Use Custom HTML" button at the bottom of the page. The easiest way to find the font options within the sea of theme HTML is to do a browser search for "font."

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