Fonts can say a lot about your brand. Some fonts are best used by businesses who are photographers, artists, lawyers or business consultants because the font creates a subconscious opinion in the readers' minds about what the brand stands for. When you use a template on Squarespace there is going to be a default font that is used within their style, but you don’t have to stick with that font.
Can you use Any Font on Squarespace?
While technically there is not an unlimited choice on Squarespace for fonts, there are a lot of font options that you can use. For instance, there are 600 Google and 1,000 Adobe fonts that can be used across Squarespace websites. In some cases you can change the font that you’re using so different pages have different fonts, but this should not be used unless it is necessary as it can be confusing to your audience. This option also requires you to have some advanced CSS knowledge.
At the same time, it should be noted that not all fonts that are created by Google and Adobe are supported by Squarespace, but the number of fonts used surpasses many other website hosting platforms.
Within the font selection menus, what appears at the top of the list is the fonts that have been recently been used by your website and the most popular options on Squarespace.
It is also important to note that some fonts will look different across devices. For instance, your font could look one way on a Windows device but completely different on a Mac. You might also notice a small difference on iOS and Android devices. There can also be differences in how a font renders on different browsers.
Warning About Fonts
You should also be aware that at times Google and Adobe will remove fonts from their libraries. If your site is currently using the font, this won’t change. It is already installed on your website. However, if you switch font in the future, you will not be able to change back to the old font. However, Squarespace will be able to find a font within their library that will closely match the previous option, but it won’t be the same.
Finding a Specific Font
If you’re looking to use a specific font on your website, you can do so by going into a page as if you’re going to edit it. You can click on the paintbrush icon and this will give you the option ‘Fonts’ to click on. Then under the ‘Global Text Styles’ you can click the text type that you would like to change (Headings, Paragraphs, Buttons or Miscellaneous). Then you can click on the option for ‘Family’ and then ‘Browse All Fonts’.
You can scroll through the list to see all the available fonts or you can enter the font name in the ‘Search Fonts Field’. When you’ve finished you need to ensure that you click on the ‘Save’ button on the page.
Final Word: Can I Choose Whatever Font I Want to Use on Squarespace?
While you don’t have an unlimited choice on Squarespace, you can choose from more than 1600 fonts on Squarespace for your headings, main text and more. So if you know what font you want, you’re likely to be able to use it.