I have created yet another special effect for my WordPress themes!
If you are tired of having the standard font style (like Arial, Verdana, Tahoma etc) for your header title, you can use my theme with special font.
Take a look at my Photo Frame theme. The header title is not the standard font.
Screenshot of the Photo Frame header
Can I change the blog title in the WordPress admin?
Definitely! In the WordPress admin, follow this process: Setting -> General. Then key in your blog title in the “Blog Title” field.
What is the name of this font?
Gabriel Weiss’ Friends Font.
Can this font support non-english character?
No. This font only supports english characters and some symbols. For the full list of characters and symbols this font can show, go to Gabriel Weiss’ Friends font detail page.
Is this font copyrighted?
No. I use fonts from Dafont.com. The fonts presented on Dafont.com are their authors’ property, and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain.
Is it possible to change the font?
Yes! To change the font, follow this instruction for changing font type:
1) Name the font of your choice to gabrwffr.ttf
2) Open /images/ folder
3) Replace gabrwffr.ttf with the font of your choice.
To change the font style, open and edit this file: title-img.php
imagettftext($im, ?size, ?degree, ?x-pos, ?y-pos, $white, $font, $text);
Then replace the following value with numbers:
?size = font size
?degree = tilt degree
?x-pos = x position from the left
?y-pos = y position from the top
The default value for the Photo Frame theme is:
imagettftext($im, 22, 2, 20, 70, $white, $font, $text)
What is the server requirement?
To make this work, your web server should have GD Library supported. GD is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images by programmers. To check if your server supports this feature, follow this simple instruction:
- Download this GD testing file
- Unzip the file and upload it to your server
- Open the file in any browser
- If your server supports GD, all the items should display “Yes”
The server report for Templatelite can be seen here.
What if my web server doesn’t support GD Library?
The effect will not show up. Instead, the header title will show this default font: Arial, 32px
Themes that are currently using this effect:
– Photo Frame