How To Use A Cute Font For Your Blogger Post Titles

Are there any fellow font addicts in the house? :) Have you ever wanted to use fonts to add a cute, personalized look to your blog? Have you seen blogs with cute fonts for their titles, dates, or sidebar headers and thought, “I want that!”? Have you’ve already tried to do it, only to discover if someone else doesn’t have the font installed, they won’t see it?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then I have good news for you my friend! This is a tutorial on how to use your own, custom fonts on your Blogger/Blogspot blogs. You can change your post title font, sidebar titles font, and even the date font. And even if the other person doesn’t have the font installed, they’ll still be able to see whatever font you chose.

Updated: August 23, 2012

how to use fonts in blogger
{ click image to see this working on Blogger }

Here’s how you do it.

1. Choose a font. It can be any font you want. Feel free to browse the selection of free fonts offered here on Kevin & Amanda!

2. Convert the font to SWF. Make sure the font you chose is saved on your computer and is unzipped, then visit the site below to convert your TTF file into a SWF file.

Follow the onscreen instructions to upload your font. When going through the steps, you don’t have to change any of the options. Just use what they have. When you get to Step 2, confirm that sIFR 3 r436 is checked. If anything else is checked, it won’t work. Download and save your newly converted font (it will be a SWF file).


3. Download and save the following three files. To save, right click on the filenames below and choose Save Target As or Save Link As.


Note: If you are using a new Blogger Designer template, and your sidebar titles are not changing, use this file instead of the one above:


4. Create an account at You’ll need an account here, even though you already have a Blogger/Blogspot blog. This is where you’ll host your custom font file, and the other files needed to correctly display it on your blog. Unfortunately, there’s no way to host these on Blogger, so you’ll need this a separate hosting account.

  • Go to and Create An Account. If it asks you to download a file, just click Cancel.
  • Go to to upload your files. Again, it will ask you to Install Dropbox, but just click the X in the top right corner of the popup, you do not have to install Dropbox on your computer in order to upload files.
  • Click on the Public folder, and then click on the small Upload icon.

5. Upload the SWF font file and the sifr.css and sifr.js files you just downloaded. We will upload the blogger-sifr.js file next. Once uploaded, click on the SWF font file, and click on Copy Public Link and Copy to Clipboard.

6. Customize the blogger-sifr.js file. Open the blogger-sifr.js file in Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac) and you’ll see something like this:

var kevinandamanda = {
src: ''

Delete and replace with the link to the SWF font file you copied to your clipboard in step #5.

*Careful* This is a common typo area. Don’t delete the quotes around the font URL or the code won’t work. It should look exactly like it looks in the code above, except with your link.

Now under that you’ll see three sections: Post Title, Date and Sidebar Titles. In those sections, you will see something like this:

css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #000000; font-size: 28px; font-weight: normal; }'
,'a { text-decoration: none; }'
,'a:link { color: #000000; }'
,'a:hover { color: #000000; }

See those three places where it says color: #000000; ? Change that six digit code, 000000, to whatever color you want. (You will need to know the 6 digit color code.)

The first one changes the color if it’s NOT a clickable link.
The second one changes the color if it is a link.
The third one changes the color if it’s a link and people hover their mouse over it.

Usually the first two are the same color and the third one is a different color. I personally make all three of mine the same color.

Here’s a color slider to help you pick your color and get the code. Or I use a cool Firefox plugin, Colorzilla. It lets you click on any color on any webpage (like a background that’s already on your blog) and it’ll copy the color code to your clipboard. Then all you have to do is paste the code where it goes. I use this addon all the time! :)

You can also play around with the font size if you want it bigger or smaller. Just change 28 to a bigger or smaller number. (Try 32 if you want bigger, 20 if you want smaller.)

You can change the font color and size for all three sections. *Note* There are ultimately 9 places where you can change the font color: 3 in the Post Title section, 3 in the Sidebar section and 3 in the Date section. Be sure you change them all! :)

When you get done playing, save the file and upload to Dropbox.


This is the final step! Don’t skip it! :)

7. Now it’s time to implement the code into your Blogger/Blogspot blog. Go to your Dashboard. Click on Layout, then Edit HTML.

Look in that code and find the line that says </head> (Look closely, it’s not <head>, it’s </head>)

(Quick Tip: Click CTRL-F to search for </head> to easily find it in all that code)

Just above </head>, copy and paste the following code:


<link href='' media='all' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'/>
<script src='' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='' type='text/javascript'/>

On all three lines, delete my Dropbox links and replace them with your own.

***This is another common typo area. Double check your work here!

Save that.

That’s it!!! Now go to your blog and see your new, customized look!!! :)


Frequently Asked Questions / Troubleshooting

* Here are the most common problems… and their solutions! :) *

I think I did everything right, but it didn’t work.

1. Check to make sure you did the “final step” correctly and that there are no typos.

2. Check your blogger-sifr.js file for typos- this is the most common reason why it doesn’t work. Compare your blogger-sifr.js file with mine and see if you can spot your typo.

3. Check to make sure you uploaded all your files to your account. You should have at least 4 files: blogger-sifr.js, sifr.css, sifr.js, and your SWF font file. If even one is missing, the whole thing won’t work.

4. Make sure you have the most current version of Flash and Javascript installed and up-to-date on your Browser.

5. You may need to refresh or restart your browser (or even reboot the computer) for changes to take effect. Any changes you make through Blogger or will be immediate, but because of browser caching, your browser may still show the “old” blog instead of the “new” blog with the font changes.

6. This code is intended to work on the default Blogger Minima template. If the code for your blog has been modified from it’s original template, this code may not work for you. You may need to switch back to a default template for this code to work.

7. If you are using the links, but it’s not working, try changing the links to Everything else will stay the same, just change “HostWebs” to “Webs”. There are 4 places where you’ll need to change the code. (One in your blogger-sifr.js file, and 3 in your Blogger HTML code.) Not sure what the deal with HostWebs/Webs is, but sometimes if you create an account at Hostwebs, your links will be at Webs. I can’t figure it out!

8. If you are getting a weird line of text at the top of your blog that says Read More and has a a link back to this site, go back to the HTML section of your Blogger Dashboard, find the text (just under where you pasted the code) and delete it.

My titles totally disappeared! (Blank Titles)

Blank titles are usually the result of a typo in the blogger-sifr.js file. Double check your work and compare your blogger-sifr.js file with mine and see if you can spot your typo.

There could also be a problem with your SWF font file. Type the address of your SWF font file in your browser. It should look like this:
(click on the address to see what it should look like on your screen)

If it is a blank screen, there’s an error with the SWF file and that’s why your titles are blank too. You will need to delete that SWF file and try again. You may need to try it from a different computer / browser / ISP.

It worked, but I have two sidebars and it only changed the fonts for one.

Add this code to the bottom of your blogger-sifr.js file:

// Code for Second Sidebar
sIFR.replace(kevinandamanda, {
selector: '#sidebar h2',
fitExactly: true,
tuneHeight: -5,
css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #000000; font-size: 28px; font-weight: normal; }'
,'a { text-decoration: none; }'
,'a:link { color: #000000; }'
,'a:hover { color: #000000; }'
wmode: 'transparent',
ratios: [6, 1.93, 10, 1.92, 13, 1.86, 17, 1.82, 21, 1.8, 29, 1.79, 32, 1.78, 33, 1.77, 36, 1.78, 43, 1.77, 44, 1.76, 47, 1.77, 70, 1.76, 71, 1.75, 74, 1.76, 75, 1.75, 76, 1.76, 1.75]
//End of Sidebar code.

Look in the third line and change the word “sidebar” to whatever you named your second sidebar when you added it. Only the word sidebar, don’t mess with the # or the h2. For instance, it may look like this:

selector: '#left-sidebar h2',

My fonts are being cut off!

This is a problem with the way the font was made, not with the code. If it’s one of my fonts, simply download the newest version of the font from my site. You will need to unzip, reconvert, and reupload the new font file. Be sure to delete all instances of the font from your computer and your account first. If it’s not one of my fonts, you will have to contact the font author for an updated version of their font.

You can also look in your blogger-sifr.js file, and find the line that says fitExactly (it’ll be in there three times, once in the Post Title section, once in the Sidebar section and once in the Date section) and if it says true, change it to false. *Thanks to Liene for this info!

The custom font is showing up, but the old font is still there too! (Double Titles)

There’s a problem with your sifr.css file.

1. Check to make sure you uploaded the sifr.css file to your account.

2. Check to make sure you didn’t make a typo when you copied and pasted the code above the </head> in the Edit HTML section of your Blogger Dashboard.

It worked, but my titles used to be centered and now they’re not.

Whenever I get this comment, I always check, but they always look centered to me. I think it’s because I use Firefox and not Internet Explorer.

You can try adding this code, but I’ve gotten mixed results- some say it works, some say it doesn’t.

Find this in your blogger-sifr.js file:

css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #000000; font-size: 28px; font-weight: normal; }'

Add this:

css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #000000; font-size: 28px; font-weight: normal; text-align: center; }'

It’s working, but the old font is showing up first, then the custom font loads.

The font is competing with all the other photos, blinkies, widgets, music playlists, etc, on your blog for loading time. Limiting the number of posts that show on your blog to 10 or less will help speed things up. Other than that- the font is just like an image and will always have to “load”- that’s just the nature of the internet. (It even does it on my blog.) The original font is there first just in case the custom font never loads, you will still have a post title. How fast the custom font loads will depend on your internet connection speed and the connection speed.

It worked! Now how can I change the font for my blog header / description / footer / pages / other blog element?

I don’t recommend using this method to change the font for any other element on your blog besides your post titles and dates. I normally prefer using images. I only like this method for post titles and dates because they are changing with every post- and it would be a pain to make a new image for every post! :) For elements that aren’t changing constantly, like your header, I recommend creating an image and uploading that.

My custom titles suddenly stopped working.

Make sure you have the most current version of Flash and Javascript installed and up-to-date on your Browser.


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Want to add a second font or change the font for your entire post?
Check out my second tutorial in this series.

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Brooke - in Oregon April 14, 2009 at 7:32 am

This is awesome and I am sure it took a long time to get all the details down in writing! WHEW!! I TOTALLY appreciate all the work you put in on this. I am so glad I found your blog :) Things will slow down after next weekend for me for a bit and I am going to give my blog a FACE LIFT! Thanks again


Tracy @ Cut/Copy & Paste July 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Thank you SO much for the tutorial! I am excited to try it out. It was so sweet of you to take the time for those of us who aren’t very tech savvy.

Thanks again,


Chanel December 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I adore your webpage/blog! I found it on google. I just started my blog and was looking into ways to fix it up and make it look nice and neat and put together. I tried following the directions but my computer was acting crazy! I’ll try again, like others said… really appreciate you taking the time out to put such detailed instructions. Also, I found the free font page helpful. Not only can I use it for my blog but I also make cards and things and will use it for my designs on those as well! Again keep up the good work and check out my page @ Thanks again!


Heather R. April 14, 2009 at 8:10 am

thank you, I will have to try this. I cheated on mine because after visiting your blog a couple of weeks ago and lovin it. I took a pic of some fabric I liked and added the title in adobe, then put the “pic” in flikr to get the html code and here we are! I used Aqua Poppy Designs 2 per your suggestion for the Groovy flowers on the side. Thank you for your guidance on this cuz I am very new to bloggy world. Your craft room makes me very envious…maybe one day I will take a pic of my sewing room to show you my crazy state that I create in!


Jasmine R April 14, 2009 at 8:37 am

Thank you soooo much, I have tried many tutorials out there and none of them worked. Your tutorial was super easy, with excellent directions. Of course I used one of your cute fonts. YAY!!!! :D


Glynis April 14, 2009 at 8:49 am

You are determined to help me make my blog look fantastic, aren’t you?? :) I’ll be trying this soon!! Thanks for sharing all your knowledge…you rock!


Lori April 14, 2009 at 9:14 am

I love your website and I have been wanting to email you and ask how you changed your header font and BAM here is the tutorial! One question:

I did everything right and changed my fonts, but how do I change the background color to match my blog background? Mine isn’t white and I am not a fan of the white box around everything! Thanks!


Casie April 14, 2009 at 9:24 am

The direction are excellent. The only part I am having difficulty with is where is says:

Also download and save these three files in the same folder as your new swf file. (Right click and choose Save As or Save Link As)


The file for the font had to save as an internet swf file and won’t let me save those three with it. So, I am stuck. I went ahead and followed the rest of the steps just using the one font file and the results are on my blog, the titles are hightlighted.

Plese let me know how I can get those three sifr files to save with the font. Thank you so much for teaching us this. I love being able to have more creative control of my blog. You are the best!!!!


Sarah June 25, 2010 at 2:10 am

I am having this orblem too! an only download the one file type…. did you have any luck finding a way to do it?

Mel July 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I’m sorry if this is the wrong place to post this or if the answer is here – though I promise I searched through and read most of these comments and couldn’t find an answer – but I’m having the same problem as Casie and Sarah. I can only get the swf file – the other three don’t show up… I’ve gone through a couple times and tried to figure this out, but to no avail. I’m so disappointed because this looks awesome and lots of other people seem to have been able to do it!

Thanks so much for your awesome help and tutorials though – I’m excited about all the possibilities for my blog now that I’ve discovered your fabulous instructions!

Brittany July 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I had this same problem, an error came up saying it couldn’t find a way to open it or something like that. I kept going anyway, just to see what would happen.
At this step, “Once your account is created, use the Single File Uploader. Upload the swf font file you just generated and the other 4 files you downloaded from here” I was able to find those files under the “DOWNLOADed” folder of my C drive. they all were there! I followed her steps exactly and was able to successfully use my font. Maybe that will help…

Michele August 27, 2010 at 1:37 am

I am having the SAME issue! I have checked my downloaded file and done see any other files except the sfw and the index.htm. Where are the other three?

Alison in the UK February 12, 2011 at 3:14 am

I was slightly confused at this point too, until the lightbulb went on! You only download one file from the font conversion website, the .swf file. The little list of four filenames on the tutorial are all links, you right click on each of them and “save file as” to get them onto your computer.

Lisa April 14, 2009 at 9:51 am

I love your website. It is very inspiring! I have been following your blog for the last week after I read about your fonts in the Creating Keepsakes magazine! Congratulations! What an exciting deal to be recognized for your fonts and your photography on the front cover! :-P I downloaded your free spring kit and created a new header. I am still working on my blog. I do have fun doing it! Take Care! Lisa


Ashlee April 14, 2009 at 10:12 am

Okay, here’s my blog… and my problem! :) The words have a white box behind them, and also the font I used (my own topher–LOVE this one, by the way!) is only showing the bottom half or so. Is this just the font I used and I need to use another one instead?? Did I do something wrong in the code to make those white boxes around it? Thank you SOOOO much for posting these tutorials! I’ve always wanted to be able to make my own blog background and change the fonts, but I never knew how until now. Your directions are easy to follow and simple! Also, all of your fonts are amazing and so are you for letting us use them for free! Thank you so much! :) PS: I never knew about Colorzilla and I love it! :)


Shelley April 14, 2009 at 10:29 am

Thank you again for another wonderful tutorial! This is like putting together a puzzle. I am ALMOST there…some white is showing up behind my titles. Any suggestions? My blog is private, so I sent you an invite. Here is the address. Thanks!


Renee April 14, 2009 at 10:46 am

It’s like you read my mind, Amanda!! I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this for the last couple of weeks!! YAY!! I’m so excited to give this a whirl when I get home from work tonight!! :)


Jamie April 14, 2009 at 11:56 am

I am also having the problem with the white boxes! Help?

Other than that….thanks so much for the instructions! I find more cute stuff on your blog!!!


Joann April 14, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Wow! How do you figure these things out?
I don’t have blogger and I am wondering how to code this to use on my website – been doing searches but not too much luck.
your awesome!
blessings, Joann


Tammy April 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Thanks so much for posting this great tutorial. I’m so glad I found your blog a couple weeks ago. I LOVE fonts and yours are SO great! Thanks so much for making them available. I’m having the “white box” problem also. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tammy

http://just-our-life dot blogspot dot com/


Misti April 14, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Wow! Thank you so much! I’ve always wondered how to do that, but hadn’t figured it out. Oh, and I also used your freebie kit to make my blog header! A total “scraplift”! LOL I still want to take some time to actually make a blog background, I just haven’t had the chance to yet. Thanks again!


Amanda April 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm

How to Solve the White Background Problem!

Ok, first, it worked!!!! Yay! :) It’s looking awesome on your blogs!!! SO sorry about the white background! Totally my fault!! I forgot a piece of code, but don’t worry, it’s easily fixed! :) And for those of you who haven’t tried it yet, I have already updated the code, so just download the blogger-sifr.js file again and you will be just fine. :)

Okay, here’s how you fix it. You can either download the code again (and change the fonts colors and size again) or you can go in and add some some code to the blogger-sifr.js file in your Geocities File Manager. This is the same file where you changed the colors and font sizes.

Right now, the code looks like this:

sIFR.replace(kevinandamanda, {
selector: '',
css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #FA4C8C; font-size: 28px; font-weight: normal; }'
,'a { text-decoration: none; }'
,'a:link { color: #FA4C8C; }'
,'a:hover { color: #FA4C8C; }'

You want to add these three lines:

fitExactly: true,
tuneHeight: -5,
wmode: 'transparent',

So that it looks like this:

sIFR.replace(kevinandamanda, {
selector: '',
fitExactly: true,
tuneHeight: -5,

css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #FA4C8C; font-size: 28px; font-weight: normal; }'
,'a { text-decoration: none; }'
,'a:link { color: #FA4C8C; }'
,'a:hover { color: #FA4C8C; }'
wmode: 'transparent',
ratios: [6, 1.93, 10, 1.92, 13, 1.86, 17, 1.82, 21, 1.8, 29, 1.79, 32, 1.78, 33, 1.77, 36, 1.78, 43, 1.77, 44, 1.76, 47, 1.77, 70, 1.76, 71, 1.75, 74, 1.76, 75, 1.75, 76, 1.76, 1.75]

You can leave all the other lines alone. Just copy and paste the the three lines to where they go in the code. Just be careful, and double check your work to make sure all the commas and brackets and quotes and everything are there and in the right place. :) It should look exactly like the code above, of course with the exception that it will have your font size and colors! :)

Do this for all three fonts that you changed.

Like I said, if you’re nervous, just go ahead and download, upload to Geocities, and edit the blogger-sifr.js file again. :)


Amanda April 14, 2009 at 2:07 pm

@Ashlee & those whose fonts are being cut off

If it’s one of my Free Scrapbook Fonts (like in your case) I think it’s my fault (again, lol) because of the way I made the font. The FSF’s were some of the first fonts I ever made and I didn’t know much about doing it back then! :) But don’t worry, they can be easily updated and fixed. I have been meaning to get up off my lazy heiny and do that for a while anyway! :) Ashlee, I’m going to email you a new copy of the font, and see if that works. If anyone else needs an updated copy of a font, just email me and let me know. I have been meaning to do this awhile, this will give me an excuse. ;)

*If it’s a Pea font that’s being cut off, it’s probably because you have an old version of the font. They have all be fixed and the new versions are on my webpage. Just download the new version and re generate it into an SWF file, then upload the new SWF file to Geocities.


Amy June 17, 2010 at 4:49 am


My post titles and sidebar titles are still being cut off. I’ve done what you’ve suggested and have reloaded the pea font I was using (I also tried several others) but it is still being cut off. The only other thing I can think to do is to reduce the font size. However, I can’t make it too small or else you cannot read it. It seems the problem is that the font isn’t wrapping around? Any suggestions?

Confused blogger,

Amanda April 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm

@Joann and those who have their own webpage

It’s pretty much the exact same thing, only you don’t have to have Geocities. You can just upload the swf font file, and the three files you downloaded from here to your webpage. Upload them anywhere you want, just be sure you copy the URL address down for all three.

Follow the steps for editing the blogger-sifr.js file.

You will only need to update the colors and fonts on the one where it says:

selector: ‘h2′,

Now when you get to the part where it says:

It’s time to implement the code into your Blogger/Blogspot blog.

You are going to do the same thing, only you are going to be editing one of the HTML files on your webpage. Whichever one you want. Probably the index.html file. The directions are the same. Find where it says </head> and paste the code just above that.

You will have to change the URL address of the three files to the URL address you copied down when you uploaded them to your webpage.

Now on this same page, look down at the body of your webpage. Whatever text you want in your custom font, just put h2 tags around it like this:

< h2 > The text you want to change < /h2 >

*Except leave out the spaces after the < and before the >

Save all your work, make sure all the new files are on your webpage, and refresh the page!

Did it work? LOL


Shelley April 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Thanks for the update! I got the white background off. Make sure for those with the same problem that you do it in the part of the code for the title AND the date, or it will only take the white off around the post title. And I used the PeaMystie font and it is cutting me off. :( Thanks again for all your hard work and generosity! I can’t wait to learn something else!


Lori April 14, 2009 at 2:40 pm

OK- small problem. I don’t want to change the font on my date, but I do for the titles, and sidebar titles. When I delete the part that says, ‘’ it makes the date go to default, but also the sidebars even though I left that selector h2??? Help!



Lauren Merrill August 2, 2011 at 2:05 am

I’m having this exact same problem! If you ever figure it out, please let me know!!!

Amy April 14, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Yay, I did it! :) Thanks so much for the lesson. You are the coolest Amanda!


Shelley April 14, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Thanks again…the new version of the font worked great! :)


Rachel April 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I won!! I never win…..I really wanted this too!! THANK YOU!


Shelley April 14, 2009 at 4:28 pm

One more question. If you want to change another blog you have to another font, will you need to create a separate GeoCities account for each blog?


Amanda April 14, 2009 at 4:37 pm


No, you will not need another Geocities account… You will need to upload a second blogger-sifr.js file though, but be sure to give it a new name… Like blogger2-sifr.js or mypersonalblog-sifr.js. Then just update that file for the new blog (change the colors, size, etc).


Cathy April 14, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Love all these tutorials as of late! I’d love to know how you did your nice and clean nav bar above your header. The only tutes I’ve found aren’t all that fun. Looking forward to trying this out on my blogs!


Joann April 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Thanks so much for the info – but the FTP that I use does not have
a file manager on it, just a site manager so for right now I think
I’ll give up – been at this all day!
will work on this later.


Ashlee April 14, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Thanks so much!! It worked! My blog keeps getting cuter and cuter, thanks to you! :)


Christina April 14, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Thanks so much for posting this Amanda! I can’t wait to try it out :D


Brandi April 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Oh how cool! Thanks for sharing this. A while back I had a font made from my handwriting and I used it. I appreciate the tutorial and the files!


Megan April 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm

HOly crap you are amazing! I just asked you about this like a week ago, you are on top of it. Anyway thank you so much I am so excited. My blog is looking better! I know this is completely cheesy because you are giving everyone everything for free but I was wondering if I could maybe use those cute little digiscrap sidebar titles? If not that is totally okay. I just love your websites so much they are so cute! Thanks again!


Janelle April 14, 2009 at 9:30 pm

amazing that i actually was able to do this! girl…you ROCK! i of course used one of the fonts…”heather”…it’s pretty close to my handwriting & i must say i love the new look :) thanks for helping a girl out!


Debra April 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm

What an amazing tutorial! Any chance you could share one for those of us on TypePad?


Kristin April 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Wow, that is an amazing tutorial! I just wish I could get it to work. I’m not computer inept, but when I get to the last step (copy and paste the code into my html, change it to my geocities account, and save the template), nothing changes on my blog. So sad :( but I love how cute the sites look with cute fonts on their headers!


Kylee April 15, 2009 at 12:39 am

I LOVE that you put so much effort into writing this all down. Especially for me, the not so computer savvy girl :) Thanks so much. And I was just curious if there was a way to use one of your fonts on my actual blog title ‘{(.Michael & Kylee.)}{.Life’s A Garden, Dig It!.}’ If so just let me know. Thanks Again!

p.s. I Love Your Fonts!



Amanda April 15, 2009 at 12:47 am


Yes, actually there is! :) This will change the blog title font (not the description). Just paste this code down at the bottom of the blogger-sifr.js file.

sIFR.replace(kevinandamanda, {
selector: 'h1.title',
fitExactly: true,
tuneHeight: -5,
css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #8c795b; font-size: 20px; }',
'a { text-decoration: none; color: #8c795b;}',
'a:hover { color: #8c795b;}'

Then directly under that, paste this:

wmode: 'transparent',
ratios: [6, 1.93, 10, 1.92, 13, 1.86, 17, 1.82, 21, 1.8, 29, 1.79, 32, 1.78, 33, 1.77, 36, 1.78, 43, 1.77, 44, 1.76, 47, 1.77, 70, 1.76, 71, 1.75, 74, 1.76, 75, 1.75, 76, 1.76, 1.75]

(Sorry I had to split the code up. Wordpress issues.)

Let me know if it works for you! :)


Carley July 30, 2010 at 1:45 am

I can’t get this to work!! I have a MacBook… is there something different I need to do? HELP! :)

Michelle August 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I change the font of my headers but it didn’t change my sidebar and I’d also like to change the title.
I see your directions say post at the bottom of the blogger-sifr.js file. I’m just not sure where the bottome of the blogger-sifr.js file is?

Miss CutiePie April 15, 2009 at 3:25 am

Thanks a bunch, I didn’t know you could do that! :)
You’re the best, thanks for a super blog and everything you share with your readers! ♥


Joann April 15, 2009 at 7:57 am

I am still messing around with this – I did all that I was suppose to do and when I go to web to check the page it comes up blank – I don’t get an error message- but when I got to page – view source I can see my html coding.
now when I delete the coding from my html file then I can view the page but then there are no changes in the font either.
well that’s it for now


Joann April 15, 2009 at 8:11 am

just another comment- I can only edit the blogger-sifr file while its still on my computer I right click on the file edit-open and it opens in notepad. there are some little white squares with black borders in the code – this taht normal
any way so I edit it and then upload it to my web site
not sure if this is correct thing to do or not.
not sure what program to use to edit this file so it opened in notepad so that’s what I used.


April April 15, 2009 at 8:50 am

HELP! I did it…followed the steps…however I cannot see my titles (on posts or on sidebar) at all. It’s just blank. Also, I didn’t change anything with the date, but the dates not there either. When I click on that area…a box is kind of highlighted.

Any help is appreciated!!


Amy Johnson April 15, 2009 at 9:34 am

I love this! I am having trouble for some reason I still have your font. I am working on it!


Julie April 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

Hey, thank you so much for this! I love it and really want to change my font on my blog. I went through all the steps and double checked them, it is not working for me. I am not sure if you have any suggestions. Thanks again!


Jenesse April 15, 2009 at 11:06 am

I’m SO excited that you have this tutorial here. It adds something extra to my blog. BTW, now I have to spend some time in GIMP to make my own scrapbooked background for it!


Oh – and I tried to change the blog title/description with the script you said to add to the bottom, but wherever I add it into the blogger-sifr.js, nothing works, even the fonts that were previously working. Any ideas? (I’m using GeoCities)

Thanks again!


Tammy April 15, 2009 at 11:53 am

Thanks so much! The white boxes are gone and I love the way it looks!
Thanks again!


Anna April 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Thank you for the tutorial! I’ve always wanted to use custom fonts but I always get discouraged when I know others will just see the plain old ones. I’m trying to get this set up on my website here. But when I put in the code above the header the content dissappears? Can you let my know what I’m doing wrong? Thank You!


Pixeltrash April 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I got this to work with pharmacy as the font, but I wanted to use peacammipea.tff. I read the comments and realized that it was cutting it off because I had an old version of the font, so I re-downloaded it and it is still cutting it off. I even deleted the old .swf file in my file manager, but it still is cutting it off. I made the font smaller. I made the font area larger (in blogger). Can’t think of anything else to do to fix it. I will go download a new font from your site and see if it will work.

Thanks for all of this work you put into this tutorial. It really is a great one!


Aimee April 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Thank you, thank you for this wonderful tutorial. I am super discouraged because I followed the instructions but it will not work on my blog. It worked once and I decided to change the color code but now it doesn’t work and I don’t know what I did. Can you email me and let me know what I am doing wrong?


Joann April 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

me again- Joann
I have the same problem as Anna but only my background doesn’t show-up – its just white here


Lindsay- in Kansas!!! April 15, 2009 at 2:08 pm

I LOVE YOU AMANDA! lol This is amazing and I managed to do it myself! *gasp*

Check it out!

The next thing I’d like to know though is how do I change the font in the body of my posts?!

Thanks again!


Amanda April 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Ok, I emailed Joann, April, Amy, Julie, Jenesse and Anna.

Yes, once you download the new version from my site, it should show up correctly.

I need a link to your blog so I can see what’s goin on. :)

Did I miss anyone? :)


Shelley April 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm

I followed your instructions to change the font for another blog I have by uploading a second blogger-sifr.js file and renaming it. I also did a second swf file for the other font I wanted. I went through and changed the HTML to be the right font and all, but when I put the extra bit of code into my blog HTML, it is just putting the info in for my first blog’s font and colors. How should I change the code so that it knows which blogger-sifr.js file to pull from? Hope that makes sense. :)


Kylee April 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Thanks Amanda! That code for my blog title worked. I messed around with the color and love it! Seriously thanks for your help!


Lisa April 15, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I get the same problem as Kristen (Post #33). It doesn’t change anything. I am consider myself a pretty computer saavy person but this isn’t working! ARGH!


Susan April 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Is there a way to change the text of the sidebar, such as any links lists or text for your widgets in addition to the sidebar headers?


Makenzie April 15, 2009 at 8:05 pm

oh my god it took me like ALL day to decide on the font… i seriously switched it like 10 times… it was fun! :)

thank you!!!!


Rebecca April 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for teaching us how to do this. Now, can you show us how to make and upload new sidebar titles??? Pretty please???


Rebecca April 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm

….and also interesting comment design, end of post lines, etc. I am so excited about this!!!!!!!!


Alishaw April 15, 2009 at 9:36 pm

You gave instructions for blogger, but then you made a little comment about your wordpress blog…do you also have instructions for us using custom CSS upgrade and wordpress?? Pretty Please! LOL


Jenny April 15, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial! It was super easy and really changes the look of my blog. You rock!

quick question… There seems to be a few extra spaces between my title and post now. Is there any way to fix this? I’m fine with it as is, but wouldn’t mind deleting the extra spaces if possible. Thanks so much!!


Ashley April 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Well… it took me a few attempts to get it right… but I finally did! Love it! I had to download a new background (I deleted my old out of mistaken frustration… but found a cuter one anyways!) and because I’m not cool enough to figure out how to make my own! But thank you Amanda for giving us all the info! I know all my girlfriends will be dying to know how I did it, and I’ll be glad to refer them to your site! Thanks!


Shelley April 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Will you also send me a new version of the my own topher font?


Jamie April 16, 2009 at 10:57 am

It worked the 1st time I did it, but I wanted to change the font size to be alittle bit smaller and ever since then, I can’t get it to change for me. It has now gone back to regular font! Boring…please help me! :)



Michelle April 16, 2009 at 10:58 am

Thank you so much for putting this in your blog! I’ve *hated* the standard blogger font since I started blogging and I always seemed to get flustered digging through all the script to figure this out. You’re so smart! Thanks again! :)


Ashley April 16, 2009 at 12:50 pm

you are awesome! your fonts are super cute and this tutorial was very user friendly. i only have one question. if you go to my blog, you’ll see that the date and title of all my blogs appear twice – once in the regular blog font and once in your cute font. i think this might have something to do with the part where i had to copy your code in when i was editing the html on my blog but i didnt see a part there that said like you said it would. any way you can help fix this? i appreciate it! :-D keep up the great work!


Laura April 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Just testing my gravatar.


Kim April 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Thank you so much! I, like you, love love love fonts. I am constantly working on word art and updating my blog header so that I can show off new fonts. Thanks for showing me how to add them to the rest of my blog!


kimberly Knudson April 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Yay!! Cool it worked!


Sarah Bratcher April 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

I’m having the same problem as laura. I have 2 titles showing up on my blog posts one in plain font and one in the fancy one i inserted with your code. Can you help me fix it? I also was wanting to know if you have a way of changing the font for the actual post?


Jenni K April 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Amanda: YOU ROCK! seriously. I remember asking you about possible doing tutorials of this sort and you are! They are so clear and easy to follow. Thanks for answering questions too!


Shelley April 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Here’s another blog I made-over for a friend using my newly acquired skills! And this one went off without a hitch!! YAY! :)


katie m April 16, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Thanks so much.
I must have screwed something up b/c it didnt work. So I will have to try again. :) :) :)


DigiDeb April 16, 2009 at 10:29 pm

These are really great tutorials for blog magic you’ve made. Thanks for sharing your expertise and giving the rest of us encouragement to try it ourselves!


Amy April 16, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Thank you! I did this on my blog and I love it! I enjoy playing around with my blog design! I just found your site about a week ago and I love it! Thanks for all your hard work!


katie m April 17, 2009 at 12:44 am

Ok. Got it!
Once I used ctrl F to find all these codes, it made it easier! Thanks. Ok, now for FAVICON instructions. I’ve been trying, but no luck!
Thanks again.


jessica April 17, 2009 at 6:35 am

Hey, its jessica again! I was changing the fonts over for a friend (the blog site posted) and she actually has two columns on her blog…only the right sidebar is showing up the font. Is there anyway to get the left side too? Thanks!!


Cassidy April 17, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Hi! This is the friend that Jessica helped. Thank you so much for doing a tutorial and setting this up. It is absolutly adorable.I love it and i love your blog. Thanks so much!!!


Clare Elise Butler April 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Amanda! First let me say you are FABULOUS & then some. I truly am a font snob because of creative people like you! Was wondering if you could provide a little assistance. I followed all of the steps you provided & it worked. But then I went to change something {I don’t even remember what now} I managed to reset everything. So I followed the steps all over again {4 times!} and that didn’t work. Then I completely started from scratch & reinstalled the blog template, changed the font files, etc. & tried your wonderful steps but but still no luck. Any ideas? Trying not to go crazy! Thank you so much for the help!


Aimee April 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for the tutorial, I am excited to try it out. I do have one question though. Is there a way to change the font of the ENTIRE post and not just the post title? Thanks for helping us all “beautify” our blogs.


Amanda April 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm

If there’s a way to edit the HTML of a blog, then it can be done, but I believe, even if you upgrade, you can only edit the CSS. We need to be able to edit the HTML in order for it to work. I have a self-hosted blog, which is why I’m able to do it. Confusing, huh? :) Let me know if you find out anything! :)

The sIFR documentation says to change the tuneHeight value, but I’ve made it like 5876 and it never does anything! LOL


Eleanor (Oh Louise!) July 30, 2010 at 9:42 am

I think I figured out how to fix the spacing between the post & date!

I only wanted to have my dates in the cute font & there was a ton of space between the post & date so I researched and found that if you add this in your CSS, it should fix it. In blogger click on Template Designer, Advanced, Add CSS and then copy this and paste:
.post {margin: -8px 0 0px;}

It should work..or it did for me!
You can change it to be more or less depending on how much space you want… but -8px worked for me.
Hope this helps!

Thanks Amanda for your cute fonts! I added your button to my sidebar!
-Eleanor :)

Katie October 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I have a shared hosted blog. Do you have instructions for it? I’m trying the all in one cupon now. Hopefully that’ll work. Is that what you use? Thanks :)

Jami April 17, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love learning to do it myself. You rock!


kimberly Knudson April 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Double cool! (and maybe an answer for Jessica)
I have a 3 column layout – so 2 sidebars – you need to tell it sidebar1 and sidebar2 for it to work. This is what I did, and it worked!! YAY!!

Change the line that looks like this

selector: '#sidebar h2',

to say this instead

selector: '#sidebar1 h2',

and then just add another section of code –

sIFR.replace(kevinandamanda, {
selector: '#sidebar2 h2',
fitExactly: true,
tuneHeight: -5,
css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #702700; font-size: 34px; font-weight: normal; }'
,'a { text-decoration: none; }'
,'a:link { color: #702700; }'
,'a:hover { color: #FA4C8C; }'

wmode: 'transparent',
ratios: [6, 1.93, 10, 1.92, 13, 1.86, 17, 1.82, 21, 1.8, 29, 1.79, 32, 1.78, 33, 1.77, 36, 1.78, 43, 1.77, 44, 1.76, 47, 1.77, 70, 1.76, 71, 1.75, 74, 1.76, 75, 1.75, 76, 1.76, 1.75]


Amanda April 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm

@kimberly Knudson

The fonts on your blog look awesome! You did great figuring out the sidebar thing. :)

One thing to note, while that was the case for your particular blog, I’ve noticed from helping everyone else that everyone has a different name for their third column. Some are named left-sidebar some are new-sidebar some are left-sidebar-wrapper, you get the idea. :) Most people’s right sidebar are just named sidebar (even if they have 3 columns) but like you discovered in your case, it’s named sidebar1.

So if you remember what you named your third column, yes, you can just add that extra code down at the bottom, find the selector line and delete where it says sidebar and change it to what you named your sidebar.

But unfortunately, they’re not all named the same thing. Blogger doesn’t want to make it too easy or anything, right? ;)


Ashley C. July 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

Everywhere in my code, it says ‘left-sidebar’ or ‘left-sidebar-wrapper’. I have tried both in the .js file, but my left sidebar still hasn’t changed. I’ve tried all sorts of other combinations, with no luck. Any ideas? It’s working fine on the right and for titles and dates. Thanks for your help!

Ashley C. July 19, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Replying to my own post, below. Turns out it just took some time for the code to “kick in”–it’s working now. :)

kimberly Knudson April 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm

oooooohhhhhh. ;)


Christi April 17, 2009 at 7:15 pm

I love your handwriting fonts and have been using them since someone showed me your site several months ago. Everything I print on my computer is in a font from your website. Just today I found this tutorial and updated my blog with one of your new fonts. I keep telling myself I’ll sit down and write out my own font to send in.

I do have a question. I think I read all the comments and your replies to see if this was already mentioned. And I don’t know if this is something you do, but if it is and you don’t mind sharing… I would love to use one of your fonts as my signature on my blog, but I have no idea how to make a signature. Is that an easy thing to do? If this isn’t something you specialize in, that’s ok. Thank you for creating this site with so much fun stuff for others to use!


Natalie Holmgren April 17, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Thank you so much. I love my new fonts. I want to my blog discription font now. Can you tell me how to do that too?


Micki April 17, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Thanks so much for sharing the instructions! I just finished putting them on my blog and I’m really excited! I used PeaAnderson on mine and I love it! Thank you, thank you!



Lindee April 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm

LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for putting it together and sharing it with the world!


Amanda April 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm

@Natalie Holmgren

You can try pasting this down at the bottom of your blogger-sifr.js file

sIFR.replace(kevinandamanda, {
selector: '.description',
fitExactly: true,
tuneHeight: -5,
css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #FA4C8C; font-size: 28px; font-weight: normal; }'
,'a { text-decoration: none; }'
,'a:link { color: #FA4C8C; }'
,'a:hover { color: #FA4C8C; }'
wmode: 'transparent',
ratios: [6, 1.93, 10, 1.92, 13, 1.86, 17, 1.82, 21, 1.8, 29, 1.79, 32, 1.78, 33, 1.77, 36, 1.78, 43, 1.77, 44, 1.76, 47, 1.77, 70, 1.76, 71, 1.75, 74, 1.76, 75, 1.75, 76, 1.76, 1.75]


Patricia April 18, 2009 at 7:35 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your fonts are awesome and this tutorial was great!


Jami April 18, 2009 at 8:57 am

Hi Amanda. I am using an ftp. Is there a different procedure for that? I can’t get it to work. I am working out the password issue, but even when I enter the passwords, it isn’t showing the fonts. (I went through it line by line to see if I missed anything, but I cannot find an error.) Thanks!


Nancy April 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I just discovered your site and all your amazing fonts, thank you so much! I’m looking forward to using these in my projects.


Jami April 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

PS. The color change worked just fine–it’s just the fonts I can’t see. Thanks again for your help! :)


Sarah Love April 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

hey! i just wanted to let you know that i admire the stuff you do! and thank you so much for being willing to post all these tutorials and everything. this is so great and i’m using a bunch of stuff that you teach on here! i used the spring mini-kit for my blog layout and i’d love for you to see what i’ve done. and i also used the Pea Sarah Quick font for my page.
I was also wondering if I would be able to use that font as kind of a logo for pictures I take. The pictures aren’t for anyone else or for sale though, they’re just like my personal stuff. Would that be okay? :]


Tanja April 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I am a scrapaholic and I !la-la-love your fonts and I have been downloading from you guys forever, and I am absolutely thrilled to hear about this! I will send everyone that asks, promise!


Amy April 18, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Thanks for this–I can’t get the sidebars to work but I am having so much fun playing I think I am having a size issue with the font I picked because its getting cut off–any tips?


Sheri April 18, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Thanks so much for these instructions! I just wish I could get it to work :) I think my problem is that I don’t have a sidebar h2 within my code. I read about where someone just changed the code to match what theirs was called, but my problem is I have no idea what my sidebar headers are called within the code. I have tried several ones and nothing seems to work. Not sure if you can figure it out by looking at my blog, but if you can, I would really appreciate the help :) Thanks!


Tanja April 18, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Hi Amanda, Okay I got all of the changes done and it was easy however, I have all my color codes set the same. Apparently, on the actual blog instead of brown, the post title color is royal blue. Not sure why? Any idea?


Alyson April 19, 2009 at 7:59 am

Hi Amanda,

These tutorials are great! I’m having trouble with this one though and I think I’m doing something wrong in geocities. I’m not sure. I followed the directions and tried it out on my test blog but it didn’t change anything. In geocities, the link you instruct us to delete and replace says something different than what you said it would say. It isn’t an url that says anything about kevinandamanda. Could you take a look at my geocities acct and see if i’m on the right track?




Alyson April 19, 2009 at 8:25 am

Hey Amanda,

Okay, I was able to get the font to work! Yay! But now I’m having trouble with the top of my Blog titles and date being cut off. Can you take a look at my blog and let me know what you think I could do to fix the problem? Do I need to pick a smaller font?




Alyson April 19, 2009 at 8:37 am

Hi Amanda,

Ok, I got the font to work on my blog! Yay! But the top of the post titles, date and sidebar fonts are getting cutting off on top. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks, :-)



Alyson April 19, 2009 at 8:38 am

Hi Amanda,

Ok I got the font to work! Yay! But the tops of the fonts are getting cut off on my blog. Could you check it out for me and let me know if you have suggestions?

Thanks :-)



Yanet August 26, 2010 at 11:50 pm

It worked!! How cool! But now I have a question: How do I make it bold?

Jen April 19, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Hi Amanda, Thank you for this great tutorial! I am having problems uploading my swf file to GeoCities though. It let me upload the 3 files from your site just fine, but it says that my swf font file has an invalid name, and wont upload it to my File Manager there. What did I do wrong?


Jamie Kent April 19, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I changed my font, but it won’t change on my post titles or the header. Do you know what I need to do? Thanks!
Jamie Kent


Kara April 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I thought I followed all the steps, but then nothing changed! I went back and think that one of the “download these files” didn’t upload to GeoCities… it was the sifr.css file…GeoCities said it had an “invalid filename”

Any ideas?


Elizabeth April 19, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Is it alright to use other people’s handwriting fonts on our blog? :) There are some REALLY cute fonts!!


Jill April 20, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I love your fonts and used them on my titles but I want to change my blog body font. How do I do that with the fonts I’ve saved? Thanks!


MMG April 20, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Amanda — this is the most wonderful thing that I have seen… EVER! I am currently re-vamping my relatively new blog (; and I too am having the problem that my font is being cut off at the bottom, no matter what changes I seem to make!

I am currently using your font Digs My Heart (I just downloaded it two days ago), so a new file if necessary would be much appreciated!

Also, is it possible to somehow have two different fonts substituted on the same page? I would love you use your Howser font for my sidebars. THANKS!!


Krista April 20, 2009 at 4:56 pm

This tutorial is so great! I have been so sick of the BLAH fonts that blogger gives you, so this was awesome. I do have a question about the Blog title and subtitle, I changed the font on those and now they are on the left side instead of being cenetered, is there a way to fix that?


Amanda April 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Ahhh… you know I’m not sure… Try this and let me know how it turns out. ;)

Okay, find the part that says this, and add the bolded part:

sIFR.replace(kevinandamanda, {
selector: 'h1.title',
fitExactly: true,
tuneHeight: -5,
css: ['.sIFR-root { color: #8c795b; font-size: 20px; text-align:center; }',
'a { text-decoration: none; color: #8c795b;}',
'a:hover { color: #8c795b;}'

And don’t forget to do it for the description, too. :)


Sonia Kertznus April 20, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Amanda!!! Where have you been all my blogging life… this is amazing, I used the fonts in my test blog and it is awesome! I will add it to my personal blog tomorrow morning.
Thank you for the fonts and the marvelous tutorial.
Sonia Kertznus


Sonia Kertznus April 20, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I did mine Amanda… Love the look of my blog. Thank you.


Tiffany Ruth April 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

OK, I think I am crazy, I have done each step and nothing on my blog changes!! Please direct me on how to change this, btw I LOVE your site, your fonts are so CUTE!


Kate April 21, 2009 at 7:50 am

Thanks for the cute fonts! Is there any way to change the main header font?


Jennifer April 21, 2009 at 11:36 am

First of all Thanks for the info and the fonts!!! I am following the tutorial. But when I go to preview my blog Nothing happens! I really want it to work, but I can’t tell what I am doing wrong! Can you help me?!?


Mellissa April 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Hey Amanda, thanks so much for the tutorial! I just found your blog, but you can bet I’m going to be stalking it now. :)
I am trying to make my post titles have one font and my sidebar titles have another. The problem is that when the post title and the sidebar title end up on the same line, one of them cuts off the other. Any ideas on how to fix this, other than trying to make sure that your titles don’t end up on the same line?


Sarah April 21, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Ok, it took awhile and a lot of backtracking but I finally did it!! THANKS SOOOOOO much for your tutorials! My blog would be boring without them!! (oh and also for EVERYTHING you do!) I really appreciate your willingness to share! I’m in love with all your fonts!


Brooke April 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

This is a fantastic site! I love all the fonts… but I’m having some trouble changing them on my site – I’m sure it’s me.

First, I’m having an issue with the font being cut off (I think it was a scrapbook font) and then, I’ve loaded the code for my Blog Title and Post Titles and neither is showing up. I’m not sure why…



Mikelle April 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I’m so glad you took the time to do this. I followed the directions and double checked my work twice but nothing different is showing. I am following all of the directions and it was a clear but, for some reason nothing is happening. Any help?


Mikelle April 21, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Ok I got it to work. It shows up now as my blog post but the same title (in the old font) is showing up too. So i have two titles. One in the new font and one in the old. What do i need to change?


Katy April 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Hey there! I stumbled upon your blog and site, you are so very talented and you have great taste!


Danielle Hammond April 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Hi, I wanted to say thanks for posting this tutorial, I was looking all over for a way to change my font so that everybody could see the new font. I do have one question though, is it possible to change the whole body into the new font as well. I would really love to be able to do that!


Mikelle April 21, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Sorry for all the comments. I did it. Thanks so much for the tutorial I have wanted to this for the longest time. I made sure to grab all your buttons and I gave you credit for your kit as well as a link back to your site. Thanks!


DigiDeb April 22, 2009 at 10:52 am

I have my blog background up thanks to you and I did as you said and created a topper in PS and used blogger to upload it. There is a problem though, it is way off to the right. What to do?


Kristin April 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Snap! GeoCities is no longer accepting new accounts and they are closing later this year.


Sonia Kertznus April 22, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Hello Amanda… I had to take the fonts out of my blog, it was making it to slow, I think I have to much stuff in it, but I am building a blog for my lil home business.
Here is my question… How can I avoid having a double title? I am using PeaPatty font and it shows perfect, but I also get the blogger defaulted font. Can you look at it please?, and also can I make my blog ALL in this handwriting? Sorry, I know Iam asking to much.



Jenny April 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

Hi! I was wondering if there is another way to get your super cute fonts on my blog without using Geocities (since it’s no longer accepting new accounts)? I’m so bummed! Thanks for your help!!!


Amanda April 23, 2009 at 10:41 am

I am so bummed to hear about Geocities! I was going to try Angelfire or Tripod next, but I haven’t had a chance to test them out yet. But feel free to try them and let me know if it works!! :)


Sonia Kertznus April 23, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Thank you, thank you… it worked. I will let you know when is ready to see… sorry about that, I forgot I had set it up for authors only while I work on it.


Melissa April 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm

So…I’m having a few issues…..I am using a cute font but it needs to be bolded so I tried to do that…well it kinda worked but when I tried it on my “date” thing my date completely disappeared. Also my font eventually shows up, but as the page is loading it loads the original blogspot font…that eventually disappears, but that kinda bugs. Any way to fix this?? I really need my date back too…. ha ha


Melissa April 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm

So i guess I figured out the Date and other things…but I still wonder how to get rid of the original text….


Erin April 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Thank you, thank you and thank you again for this GREAT tutorial! After many, many, MANY attempts I finally got it to work on my blog. You have come up with some of the greatest tutorials and I hope you keep it up. I just LOVE your site! I have used many of your fonts, downloaded your first kit and tried all the tutorials that you offer. I have even printed out many of your recipes.

You are just so great Amanda! Thank you again!


Melissa April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm

So you have a cute font for you post titles…and then you have a DIFFERENT cute font on the sidebar’d ya do that?? So awesome.. and how did you change the sidebar font??


Anna B. April 23, 2009 at 11:51 pm

I did everything just as you said it… I think, but the post titles are white, and as much as I try to do it again, and change, it doesn’t seem like it changes. I’ve tried changing the color, the size and I’ve checked and double checked, and still, nothing changes.

BTW, yours are the best tutorials for everything!


Natalie April 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Hi Amanda, amazing tutorial! I did everything you said, and it works! Looks great on my blog, thankss!


Terryn April 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm


I love that you have taken the time to provide these awesome instructions for everyone, and I would love to use on of your fonts on my blog (sidebars, blog titles, date, etc) but for the life of me I can’t figure it out. I have followed each direction twice now and I still can’t figure it out. I would be happy to have any help at all! Thanks



Melissa April 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Yeah, mine’s not working… too bad, it looks really cute :)


Melissa April 24, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I can’t even see everyone else’s: just realized that yours are images! Oh, man, just my luck…


Kristen at BowsAndSuch April 24, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I was all upset that someone who didn’t have the fonts installed on their comp wouldn’t be able to see the CUTE pea fonts I put on there!!! Here’s my site:


Jennifer April 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Thank you so much for this tutorial. You actually did all the work for me before you posted the tutorial, but I decided to try it on my own. And lookie what I did!


Teza April 25, 2009 at 9:20 am

Thanks for sharing your expertise with us Amanda!! I was able to change my fonts … so cool!!! I do have one problem.. my blog title “Lost in Paper” used to be centered, now it’s not and I have been unable to get it centered again… do you have any suggestions for correcting this? TIA!!!


Mary Beth April 25, 2009 at 3:22 pm


the only problem I have: I have a 3-column template and one of the columns isn’t changing.


ms.mik April 25, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I Saw this tutorial and thought oooh that would be great for my free blogger layouts. I tried to test it on my blog first and um it didn’t work is it because I had changed my font to a universal font before? and like you said in the begining some people cant see the universal fonts you change so I don’t know where I went wrong??


Jessica April 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Hi! I loved loved loved this tutorial. It was really simple to follow! I’m having trouble with my font being cut off. It’s not one of your fonts so I’m not sure how to fix it. Any ideas? Thanks again for doing this. : )


tyne April 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Yeah!~!!!!!!!! I am so excited and LOVE that you have shared this with us. I have been wanting to do this for a year!


Samira April 26, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Hey, I need some help. I am using the old blogger template and I am trying to publish a blog that uses 3 fonts (in the post titles, body of the posts and sidebar) that most users don’t have installed (I downloaded them from the web). Can you tell me how to do this? I see that you have detailed instructions here but for the users of layouts, not templates. Also, this explanation shows how to change the font attributes (color, size, etc) from; what if I just want a way to make my fonts available but then change all attributes from the html code (CSS) in the same way I normally do, from my template?
Thank you so much, any help is appreciated; I stumbled upon your page from a search and I see you guys know what you are doing!


ms.mik April 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm

one more question?? I did the whole entire thing again and this time instead of replacing ‘username’ and the address after i just replaced username with my site address which is
and I was sure this would work and it still did not :0 i am stumped :)


Savie April 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I have a custom template on my blog and i followed all of your steps closely. However, it didn’t work for me. any suggestions??? ;)


Roadshow April 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for your excellent guide. Getting blogger to do what I want has given me a few headaches but I am gradually understanding what I need to do.
The code you have given us so far allows us to change all the titles and headings on our blogs but not the actualy text in our posts. Is that possible too or have we reached the limits of what we can do?


BriAnna April 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm

THANKK YOU!! I just re-did my blog and I am loving the cute fonts on all my labeled things! Your tutorial was REALLY helpful. I never could have done it without you!!


Val April 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Love your quick suggestions. Having a problem where you copy the code above . There is nothing that reads . Please help. Thank you.


Roadshow April 27, 2009 at 2:17 am

Re: Changing body text.
I have been playing around with the blogger-sifr text and have established that the variable I need to add a script for is ‘body’.
I tried copy/pasting one of the existing scripts you’ve created and just changing the variable to ‘body’ and font size to ’14’ but whilst it changed the body text successfully, it also demolished all the other formatting so that my blog became a jumbled mess.
Anybody else had more success with this?


Rhianne April 27, 2009 at 9:13 am

Thanks for the great tutorial – I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this for a while.

Only one problem – the alignment of my date has changed from right to left and some (only some, which I find odd) of the sidebar titles are no longer centrally aligned. What can I do to put them to how they were originally aligned?

Thanks again, Rhianne

p.s. I would have used one of your lovely fonts but I had already set my banner up with another one… sorry :)


Monica April 27, 2009 at 11:21 am

Hi!! I tried to change my blog title font today and nothing happened after I followed the tutorial. I must say that this is the very first time I have ever tried messing with program writing or anything and I am sure I did something wrong. Please help!!


Amanda April 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm
Jennifer U April 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Like Monica, I can’t get the blog Title and description to work. Any suggestions?


Katrina April 27, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Hi Amanda!
I actually had the same problem as Ashlee with My Own Topher. I’m glad I went through the comments because I kept thinking I was doing something wrong! Thanks for putting up this tutorial, would I be able to get the updated font from you?


Krystyn April 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Hi Amanda-
I’m having a hard time getting the sidebars to work. They are renamed, both of them are left-sidebar and right-sidebar. I’ve copied it and fixed both of them in the file, but they won’t work.

Any ideas?


Krystyn April 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Nevermind…just needed to refresh!


theresa April 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm

hey Amanda,
I am trying to use this tutorial & can barely get past the first steps! I am not this dumb!!! When I go to open my new swf file to get the info for the steps.. my computer says that “Windows cannot open the document”..
I have everything else down.. but can’t get the dang swf file of my font to work! grrrrr… :(
Any help would be great, I am about ready to throw my computer out the window! :)


Tamara April 28, 2009 at 1:46 am

I found your tutorial through my sister and you are amazing! Thanks to you, my blog now looks much, much, much cuter. Thank you so, so much for this tutorial, it’s been a great help.


Levz April 28, 2009 at 2:51 am

Hi Amanda,

Thank you for the help…

I love the Fonts and how it work in my blog…
I’ll be trying the body soon…



junespoon April 28, 2009 at 7:49 am


Great tutorial thanks!

One question…i used your fontastic and its cutting off, no matter how small i make it or how big the text space.

Has this one been updated ok? i only downloaded it today…



Cary Yen April 28, 2009 at 10:42 am

Dear Amanda,

I have to say thank you for all those hard working especially sharing with the “world”.

I am a mum of 3 in Taiwan, I have followed all the steps above and finally get through with all, but something that troubles me is the “Chinese font part” (which i use the most of my post title) disappeared.

I use Chinese to write most of my articles and post titles, could u please find a way to solve this problem for me? and all other Chinese blog writers?

Thank you very much!

yours sincerely,
Cary Yen


Kim Morrow April 28, 2009 at 5:25 pm

ok…I’m having a little problem with changing my post title to a new font on my blog page. I went through all of the steps and now when I click on my blog the titles to my post are not showing. Can you help me please? Not sure if I missed something : )


Ryan Bird April 28, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I actually tried when it was first posted and I did not change the html code right and it did not work but I tried it again tonight and it was perfect! I am so excited that my blog is even more customized now! Thanks :)

PS – love the fonts – I use them in a lot of photoshop projects!


Megan April 28, 2009 at 10:16 pm

First of all I love your fonts!Okay now I have a question..when I go to the sifrgenerator to get started {I have already saved my font I want and everything} You are supposed to push the browse button, find your font where you saved it and open it right? well I push the browse button, I find my font but when I click on the font I saved it wont open or no code will appear so I can! I really want to use your fonts…thank you so much.


Yocumotion April 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm

I love your FONTS!!! i am having a hard time trying to download the 4 codes after I upload my font to Webs.when you say to “Upload the swf font file you just generated and the other 4 files you downloaded from here.” I cant seem to find the and I did Save As….I am at a loss HELP!!!


Amanda April 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Did you unzip the file? Be sure you are attempting to upload a TTF file, not a ZIP file.

If you right-clicked and chose “Save As” then you saved them on your computer somewhere. I’m sorry, I don’t know where you saved them either. Try saving them again and pay attention where they are saving this time. :)


Megan April 29, 2009 at 8:40 am


I did unzip them meaning I extracted them and then moved the file to the local disk, then the windows, then the fonts. So it is saved under the fonts. Just when I go to get it I cant even open it, or its code doesn’t show up to add into the browse space. Sorry for the trouble.


Megan April 29, 2009 at 10:36 am

I had originally used Geocities and am now switched to I’m a little confused with what to do with the new index file you said to download. I have a Mac, so I can’t right click. Instead I opened the file in my browser and saved it. It does not save as a index.htm file though. I did go ahead and upload it into the file manager on my account. Should I just rename this index.htm? I read that if you don’t change this file, they will eventually delete this account. does already load a index file. Please advise :) Thanks so much! Love your tutorials!


Beth April 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Thanks so much. I was looking for a way to do this. Your fonts are amazing and as you can see I used one of the peas to use for my title, sidebar, date, etc.


Crissie April 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I have to tell you how grateful I am that you have written this tutorial. It was so simple to following your directions and now my blog is much more interesting (at least I think so) LOL! The toughest part about this whole thing was deciding which font to use!! And now I can change it whenever I get bored. THANK YOU!


Christine April 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm

This is an awesome tutorial! It looks really hard at first, and normally when I mess with HTML, I screw something up, but this worked the first time I tried it! I love how my blog looks now. Thanks for sharing this! :)

♥ xtine


i suwannee April 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm

i’m having trouble finding the in my html. can you give me an idea of where to look?



Silsine April 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Hello from Spain, i follow all the steps but the title of my post doesnt change the font, only on the sidebar. I tried several times, but nothing,

Do you know what can be happen? Thanks


Elisa April 30, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I love your fonts and now I´ll follow the steps in order to change the style of my blog, thank you :)


theresa April 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Amanda.. thank you SOOOO much for your help! It finally worked & looks great!
You are so awesome! :)


Sarah April 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm

thank you so much for your help!!!


Rachel May 1, 2009 at 1:10 am

Ok, I have done all of the steps (only took me three hours!) And I was so excited to see the change…. nothing. I’m so bummed. HELP!


Rena May 1, 2009 at 6:17 am

So CUTE, I love it. Question though – how do I get my blog title to be centered? It is left alligned. Thank you thank you!!!


Jen May 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I followed the instructions and it doesn’t look like anything has changed. ;(


Jen May 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I double checked everything again and nothing is working! I must just be dumb. lol’


Jessica Moore May 1, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Yay! Thanks so much for this tutorial. I feel kind of stupid admitting this, but I fought with this for two hours and could only kind of get it to work…then I realized at some point I had started editing in the index file instead of the blogger-sifr.js file. Oops. Works now, though. Thanks again!


Alison May 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I love this, thank you!

Question…I cannot seem to change the COLOR of post DATE and the SIDEBAR title like “about me” etc. Can you help me out with that? THANKS!!!


Tara May 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm

arg! I downloaded the swf file but Windows doesn’t allow me to open it. i downloaded Adobe flash player but that didn’t help. what can i do to open that file?


Alison May 2, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Perfect! I love this and it was pretty simple! Fun!!! Can you do the same thing to the actual text of your posts?


Amanda May 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Yes, see here: Custom Fonts for Your Blog Post. Also, check out the links in the first comment of that post for some other alternatives. :)


Mana May 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Hello! First thank you for this tutorial and for the fonts!
The fonts are working in Explorer, but they are not showing in Firefox. I though it was just my case, but i saw some of the links on the comments and they are all the same (working on Explorer but not on Firefox browser). Just your site ( work on both :-)

DO you know what i could do?

Thank you very very very much!!!!


Hannah May 3, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Hey, Amanda!! I found your blog by google-ing “How to make your own blogger background.” The post you made about that came up, and I checked out the rest. Though I didn’t make my own background, I did change the fonts! Thanks SO much!! Your detailed info made it SO easy!!


Julie May 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I seem to have everything doubled- in nice font and yucky old font! HELP!!!


Carrie May 3, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Hello Amanda,

Whew there is so much that I am learning from you!
I really appreciate the help!

I followed your instructions for place a cute font in my post titles. First I had problems when uploading the index to I continued with the tutorial, changing the code in edit html in my template. I am not seeing a change, which maybe from not being able to upload the index.

Could you please help?

BTW- My blog will be under construction…so don’t freak out! It’s a mess…but you have me going in the right direction!



Julie May 3, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Ok I discovered not only do I have double titles- but I also have the link to my WEBs site on the top of my blog…Did I mess something up? Help Please!


sara frankl [gitz] May 4, 2009 at 8:43 pm

It Worked!!!

It took me a million tries, but I finally got it ;) I used the new one you just sent me but haven’t published yet [pea sara print] and I LOVE IT. I just recently told my bloggers about the first one you did for me [pea frankie] and they went nuts downloading stuff from here. :)

Here’s the site if you want to see it:


Kristine May 5, 2009 at 7:44 pm

how fantastic is this!!! what a brilliant tutorial! thank you Amanda.. you can visit my first attempt at

thanks bunches!


Shawna Maynard May 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I followed all of the directions. I even went through and triple checked, but I can’t get this to work. My fonts did not change


Lindsay May 7, 2009 at 10:32 am

Thank you so much for the tutorial!!! I love it–however on trying it out, my post title just disappeared. Any thoughts on that?? Also, was wondering how I could change the font of my navigation bar??? Thank you!


Ginny May 7, 2009 at 10:36 am

I love your site Amanda and your fonts are to die for. I followed this tutorial to a “T” and I couldn’t get it to work…HELP!!! lol


Lindsay May 7, 2009 at 11:06 am

Okay, I figured it out! Whoo hoo! But I would still love to know how to change my nav bar…. :)


Lennis Carlson May 7, 2009 at 11:24 am
Lindsay May 7, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Okay, here is my site–the nav bar somehow got shifted, so just ignore that–but how do I change the font on it???


Lindsay May 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Did my last comment show up? Anyway, if it didn’t here is the blog i am working on, how do I change the font of my nav bar???


Hollee May 8, 2009 at 8:14 am

Thank you!! I used “MY” font to customize the blogger headings… YEAH!!


Lindsay May 8, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Hi Amanda, I figured it out and it looks great! Now, do you have any instruction for changing the font on my nav bar??? That would be wonderful!


Ambrosia C May 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Love this! Amazingly simple! Thanks so much!


Tycie May 9, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Hey Amanda!

I absolutely LOVE your site here! You are amazing and so kind to share it with all of us… I have NEVER seen a site like yours!

I have tried to change the font on my blog and for some reason my header and description and the FIRST blog post will not center… Can you tell me how to center my header and blog description? Please check out my site to see what I am talking about! I really appreciate all that you do!!!

Thanks so much!


Gitte May 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Hi I have added the code but I have a problem: My blog posts first show my “regular” font and then it changes once my site has connected with Webs. How come it’s not showing the new font right away? Do you know what I am doing wrong? Also I don’t know how to change the blue fonts ?



Lorri Miller May 11, 2009 at 1:37 pm

When I uploaded the swf file to and then clicked on the link – it said that it couldn’t display the page. I followed all the instructions anyways and am still not seeing a change. Not sure what I did wrong. Thanks!


Deanna Kuroda May 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Hi, I followed all the directions and when I finally got the message that my html was saved and I viewed it Nothing changed. Don’t know what I did wrong. I am on a Mac. Does that make a difference? Thanks for your help. This would be so nice and cute if it would work.


Michelle May 13, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Thank you so much for the tutorial, and i love all the fonts! I was able to change the font on my blog, but some of the post titles are cut off-like there isn’t enough room for the title. How can I fix that?
Thanks again!


Michelle May 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Also-my blog title is no longer centered. I REALLY appreciate your help!!


Heather May 13, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Wow! Thanks so much for all the great tips! I am brand new to blogging and have no idea what I’m doing. After a good two hours of work tonight – I finally gave my post titles a super cute font (a red bucket – as it turns out). More work to do later. Now off to sleep! Just want you to know how much I appreciate you!


Cris May 14, 2009 at 6:43 am

Hi Amanda,

Thanks so much for this tutorial! Your website is amazing and I’m so thankful I stumbled across it….I will be using your tutorials a lot from now on!

I was trying to change the font on the linked blog, but it’s not quite working (forgive the lack of content, this is a work in progress).

The blog post title changed to the new font, however the header did not (and I did add the additional code at the bottom). Also, I went to change the color and that did not seem to work either…..I’m not sure what happened! Any advice you can give would be very much appreciated!!



tilly May 14, 2009 at 8:32 am

i followed this tut but i think i messed up somewhere along the way!

i have managed to get the new font in all the right places, but the old headings are also showing!

what i do wrong?


tilly May 14, 2009 at 9:10 am

hi i love this tut btw!

i did all the tut and followed it back twice, ive also read the comments to look for a fix too.

i got the fonts working and they look great but the old titles are there too

any ideas?


Stephanie May 14, 2009 at 11:17 am

Thanks for the help with customizing my blog….slight problem though.. How do I change the color of my side bar titles. I have tried both in my blog dashboard and in the webzedit from the website. Please help. Since hot pink really doesn’t go with my blog colors :)


Amanda May 14, 2009 at 11:58 am

If you are getting double titles …

Then there’s a problem with your sifr.css file.

1. Check to make sure you uploaded the sifr.css file to your account.
2. Check to make sure you didn’t make a typo when you copy and pasted the code above the in the Edit HTML section of your Blogger Dashboard.


Bonnie May 16, 2009 at 8:42 pm

I insert what you said right here:


when I do, it takes away all the titles and the dates. not sure what I have done wrong ?? help:)


Heather May 17, 2009 at 1:33 am

Thanks so much for this tutorial! Its makes such a difference you my blog. I have two blogs and one of them, my original font is still there plus the new font. I checked the coding and I can’t figure it out.

Here is my blog with the problem:


Heather May 17, 2009 at 1:44 am

I just saw your comment above with my problem, it is now fixed. Now just waiting on my blog design for the 3rd column in You have to wait 24 hours for your editing to take effect..geez!
Thanks so much!


Kristen Black May 17, 2009 at 2:04 am

WOW! Thanks so much for these detailed directions! I’ve been trying to build my own web site for a my scrapbook business — been doing it many years but now need to take it online — and I found many other helpful hints along the way. I do have a question and a need for a little help, however– I could change the font for everything but the blog title. I tweaked the HTML code in the index.html file, but can’t figure out why it’s not showing up. Any ideas? Thanks so much!!!


BriAnna May 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Hey Amanda! I don’t want to be a pain, but I have a question. I want to change the font color of my titles, but now I can’t find what I uploaded to anywhere. What do I do? The fonts are still cute on my blog, so it’s got to be somewhere, right?!


nic May 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Thank you so much for this tutorial, I was looking for something like this for so long! It’s very useful, amazing.


Lara May 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

PS: I googled the topic to find your site, but I know you from 2Peas, right?

Anyway, thanks a million, I’ve been wanting to do this and nobody seemed to know how.


Annie May 18, 2009 at 10:40 am

Hi there, I tried this but I am getting a big blank where my post titles and dates used to be. They appear for two seconds in the blogger format but then they disappear. Can you help? I followed your directions to the letter. The font I was trying to use was Unnamed Melody.



Blueprint Bliss May 18, 2009 at 11:29 am

Thanks for the tutorial- everything worked- except my font is being cut off when you pull up my blog… I used Rockford.

Can you help??


Shauna Norton May 18, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I got all my headers and date fonts change, sept the column on the left side of out blog. If you could help me out I sure would appreciate it! Thanks so much!!


Neda May 18, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Thank you, Amanda!!!! I adore your blog, your fonts, your creativity – you inspire me. I finally got around to trying this and am a little bit in love! ;^) I try to update my blog header and colors monthly to keep it personalized and fresh, and this will only add to that personalized feel. I look forward to playing around with my layout and other components using your tips. Again, thanks so much!


Stephani F. May 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I went through the whole process…and my post titles showed up as the name of the font (instead of the name of my post titles and sidebar titles)…and they were not in the color I picked. What happened?


Sharon May 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Hi Amanda, I managed to get the cute new fonts on my blog but my old titles are still there as well. help? Thanks


Stephani F. May 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm

nevermind i fixed it :)


Tayler Price May 18, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Hi. I totally want to give my blog a face lift and I found your website through some friends and was so excited about the fonts! How cute. Anyway call me crazy but I spent 3 hours this morning trying to get the font onto my blog. I did everything over about 5 times. ;) Then I’d go to save my blog and… nothing. I also looked in my fonts and colors and there’s nothing. I’m not sure what’s wrong. My husband and I are going to try again tonight because I’m so determined to do this. :) I’m not really sure what I’m writing to you for because in all of those directions you’re not gonna know what I’m doing wrong… haha. But I thought maybe if there was something that a lot of people didn’t know how to do you could give me some advice!

Thanks, Tayler


Breezy Bride May 19, 2009 at 12:07 am

hey Amanda,
WOW! I have no idea how in the world you figured out how to do this, but I followed your directions step by step & now my blog is cuter than ever! You should check it out! It’s . Thanks for always having the GREATEST stuff on your website! I love!


Allison May 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Thank you so much for creating a font with my handwriting. It looks great on my blog ( Have a great Memorial Day weekend!


Wendy May 19, 2009 at 11:50 pm

I’ve been trying for a while now to tweak my site, but I’m not having any luck. It isn’t showing any errors, but nothing looks different either. I’ve gone through all the steps and tried with a few different fonts, and no luck. Any other thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?? Thanks — I love your site though and the info is just amazing.


Erin May 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Seriously, seriously awesome. Thank you so much!!


simply sarah May 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I am finally getting around to trying this and I got most of it to work. However, I originally choose a large size for my sidebar and I have gone into the blogger-sifr file and changed the font size to 20. But, it wont change…. ahhhh…. Also, I added the extra sidebar column, just copied and pasted, changed the title to newsidebar (as that is what is named in my file) and it wont show the font at all in that sidebar.

Do I need to delete the entire file and start over? Not sure. Very easy tut to follow, much easier than some other blogger ones. Any help you can give would be great. If I have to change it, I will take a screen print and send it to ya… ok. Thanks so much.


simply sarah May 20, 2009 at 2:42 pm

oh… and i am dumb… my blog is


Amanda May 20, 2009 at 2:56 pm

If you’re sure you did everything right, but the changes still aren’t showing up…

You may need to refresh or restart your browser (or even reboot the computer) for changes to take effect. Any changes you make through Blogger or will be immediate, but because of browser caching, your browser may still show the “old” blog instead of the “new” blog with the font changes. I’ve gotten many emails saying it’s not working, but when I go to check it out, it is indeed working. The browser just needs to be refreshed or restarted.


Kristin May 20, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Awesome tutorial, very easy to follow. This has been on my things to do list since the moment you made this entry. Finally got around to it today and am having the same problem April did.
All my titles are blank. Any thoughts?


Brandi May 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Great tutorial! Thanks!!! I have used it and I’m so happy it works! I was worried I would hit save and then notice something would go wrong. But no!! ;)
Also, I love your fonts. You do amazing work! Kudos!!!


tara May 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Thank you! Thank you!


Jenny May 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm

thank you SOOO much for this tutorial!


Noelle May 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I followed the directions perfectly… but for some reason the actual titles of the posts AND sidebar are now just the name of the font i want to use? any helps??


Noelle May 20, 2009 at 10:35 pm

nevermind.. i fixed it… hehehe


maura May 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

Amanda, my sidebar and post title fonts are being cut off. I didn’t use one of your fonts — I used alebmarle swash. Any ideas on how I can fix? Thanks!


maura May 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Hi Amanda, my sidebar and post title fonts are being cut off. I’m using one of my own fonts — albemarle swash. Can you help? Thanks.


Carol Z May 21, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I have duplicated headings also… I think its because of the template I am using… it has a section of variables and if I delete the rows for the items I am changing, it says it won’t work. I’m not sure how else to change them. If you get a chance to take a look and have any ideas, let me know… thanks Amanda! I love my font you made for me!


Brittney Leavitt May 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Woo hoo! Mine’s working! Thanks soooo much Amanda!


Amber May 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Thanks you soooo much for doing this tutorial!!! I love my blog even more now!


Amanda May 22, 2009 at 5:50 pm

I just have to say thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. I am having a ball “pimping” up my blog.


Jessica May 23, 2009 at 12:48 am

I just loaded the Pea Jay font onto my blog. I love it! The font just gave it extra pizazz!

Thanks so much!


kristin Klein May 23, 2009 at 4:15 am

That was so much fun! I’m just getting started here and can’t wait to try more of your idea – thank you so much for sharing!


Brit May 23, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Hey!! I love your website it is sooo cute and you are amazing with all of your knowledge of blogs! So…I changed my website with one of your font’s but I want to change the blog post font too, but tried to do it like you said above in the file and for some reason it doesnt work! When I try to write a new post it doesnt let me change html to new font… I am confused. Help! I want to have the same font I have as my blog post titles as my blog post body. Thanks!! I love your fonts and all of your stuff!


Angie May 24, 2009 at 6:53 pm

How would I be able to do this for my navigation bar (menu). I tried to code it but it only gave me a blue font (which I did not have part of the code) and then it pushed everything together. Just curious if it is possible.

I love this effect.


Helga May 26, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Oh my Goodness isn’t that cool! I loved putting a new font to my post headers… Question though: When I was putting the code on Webs, I changed the font Color and I think it’s not letting me change it on blogspot… Anywho :) I’m getting into scrapping my blog, love your tips Amanda! I’ll put a button on my blog :)


Sam May 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I am not sure if anyone else is having this problem, maybe you can help Amanda! When I go the the blogger file to change the user name and font color/size, I can’t save it. Where are we suppose to be “clicking”? I tried under file (which is where the save function is, but no luck, it redirects me to the homepage!) Any ideas or suggestions? I am so excited to make my blog look more personal :0)


Toni May 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm

It worked!!! Sort of….I got the font changed, but the bottom of each line is cut off. Do you know to fix that???


Nena May 27, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I did just as you explain on my blog and it worked perfectly… Except on the header or main title (I don´t really know how it´s called).. If you could help me with that, i´d be very thankfull!


paula May 27, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Had the best time using your tutorial. Thank you so much!


Candace May 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Wow! Such great help, Amanda! I had no idea how to begin a blog until I read your tutorials! However, I’m having a problem with my title not being centered. I tried your suggestion in the comments section but it still isn’t working. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!


paula May 27, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Sorry I do have one question. I tried using your answer #81 to the 3 column problem but it just pushed all my gadgets to the bottom. I have the left-sidebar-wrapper. I just took both codes and pasted them directly under that whole code then changed the name. Did I miss something?


Rachel May 28, 2009 at 8:49 am

I used your tutorial!! Thank you for sharing it. Now, if only I could figure out how to change my title font, I’ll be happy as a clam!!


Nena May 28, 2009 at 9:37 am

Thanks a lot for your help!!! Now it´s perfect..


Sarah May 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm


I did everything in very precise order and read over the directions several times. When I finally got to the section where I edit my blogger account right above the “header” (I chekced to make sure I used the right “header” a million times), I did what I was supposed to do but my blog is exactly the same. What could have happened? Can you please help me? I LOVE your site! I have been looking around on it all day long and have passed the link on to all my buddies! Thank you a million times over. I was shocked I made it as far as I did!

Please help! PLease.


Hudson May 29, 2009 at 5:00 am

Thank you so much! It worked. I changed my font for the post & sidebar titles. I have not started posting yet (other than tests).


Hudson May 29, 2009 at 6:14 am

I added a second font for the blog title (not one of your fonts, but it did not come with instructions on how to use & gave it the name of the creator) with your instructions. Anyway, when I added the second font, an extra space appeared below all titles. How do I lose the space? Thank you!!


Hudson May 29, 2009 at 6:52 am

Sorry for another question, but the title of my blog suddenly became left-justified, and I did not change the code. Also – forgot to mention this – for the date, only the day of the week & month show. Where is the date? Thanks!!! This is a really great site.


Collins May 29, 2009 at 11:33 am

Hey! When I tried this I had the same problem as April and some others had a while back. I just got blank titles – nothing was there!


Amanda May 29, 2009 at 11:39 am

*** Getting BLANK TITLES ? ***

Blank titles is usually the result of a typo in the blogger-sifr.js file. Double check and make sure when you were copying and pasting, you didn’t delete one tiny little punctuation mark- cause that’ll make the whole thing not work. Compare your blogger-sifr.js file with mine and see if you can spot your typo. If not, you can leave a comment here and I’ll see if I can find it for you.


Lindsay May 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I did it! Thanks so much! I’m still having trouble with the 3 column fonts, but I might just switch that back to normal and just keep the posts with the fun font!


Jori May 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Just came across your site and I loveLoveLOVE it! I followed the tutorial and changed my fonts (again Lx3!) but I have three columns and the left one is still normal–also, my dates aren’t showing up. Any help? YOU are AWESOME! I’m your new biggest fan!


Hudson May 29, 2009 at 11:01 pm

My dates are still not showing up – only get letters. I also still have the spacing issue. Please help!!


Hudson May 30, 2009 at 1:43 am
Collins May 30, 2009 at 8:01 am

It’s fixed but I also changed my blog title and now want to go back to my original. I deleted what I had changed, saved it and then refreshed my blog and it’s not going back. No hurry but if you see what I am doing wrong please let me know! Thanks!


Collins May 30, 2009 at 8:34 am

ignore my last comment…i keep speaking too soon! it’s fixed. :)


Glynis May 30, 2009 at 9:34 am

Awesome! Thanks for all the info. My blog looks fantastic thanks to you :)


Nena May 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Hi! Doy you know if there´s a problem with¿? My changed fonts aren´t showing up and when I tried to open I couldn´t…


Sarah May 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Thank you soo much for this! I’ve been looking for an article like this for a very long time. This was perfect!

I used your elephants in cherry trees font, it was cute.

Here’s my outcome, if you want to see:
Though you probably don’t understand the content of my posts, ’cause it’s on Norwegian.

Again, thank you!


Dawn May 31, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Hi there…Thank you soooo much for your great tutorials!!! I was able to change the font on all of my post titles etc…but I cannot seem to figure out how to change the font on my header…what am I doing wrong? or is there a different tutorial I should follow???

Thanks again for your help!!



Christie June 1, 2009 at 11:27 am

I’m not finding ANYWHERE that says the different head part–is it because I have a picture in place of the title? I’m just trying to do my post titles and I’d love to do the fonts in my posts as well, I just need to try this first. Thanks!


Christie June 1, 2009 at 11:45 am

Me again, I can’t find the ) part at all.


Alison Rowe June 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I am so excited to spruce up my blog, but I cannot get this too work. I believe that my problem is with the SWF file. I uploaded it and the four other files as directed. When I go to open the SWF file to copy the URL I keep getting sent back to my WEBS account file manager. It should be it’s own separate link right? Help!! I really want this to work! Thanks for the free fonts they are beautiful!


Christie June 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Yea! Thank you. And sorry about just the ) thing I put–I copied the head part you put up top, and for some reason when I pasted, it messed it up. Thank you so much! I love learning more about making stuff cute! You’re awesome!


Alison Rowe June 2, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Thank you so much Amanda! It worked and is looking very cool I might say! Now I am off to try and make the third column work! Thanks again!


Shae June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm

you’re the best!!! i am still working on changing the title but everything else is wonderful. THANKS SO MUCH!!!


dyahalit June 2, 2009 at 7:32 pm

love your tutorial! it’s easy to follow! thanx a lot :)


Kennesha June 3, 2009 at 3:07 am

Ahhhh Ha! I think I found the culprit…trying again now. I was in IE and for some reason it was not letting me see the fonts..logged out of IE and logged into Google Chrome and voila! They are there…will let you know if it works this time!


Kennesha June 3, 2009 at 3:25 am

Okay, so I am making headway but need some tweaking…my titles disappeared altogether. What did I do wrong? I think I saw someone else with the same issue…going to see if you answered. Thanks!


Christie June 3, 2009 at 9:47 am

Me again. So, I downloaded all the fonts and put them in my font file. I can open them just fine, but now, when I try and open the fonts folder in my windows folder, it says on the sIFR Generator site that I don’t have permission to open it, and to contact the owner for permission. Weird, and I have no idea why it’d do that!? Any suggestions. Thanks for all your help, you are great!


macndow June 3, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I love all your fonts, i am REALLY interested in stuff like this, so i was wondering what you use to make your fonts? I want to make my own fonts cause you said you don’t publish all fonts. I would really appreciate if you told me!


Courtney Cloud June 3, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I keep getting this every time I try to go through the first few steps:

An error has occurred

This doesn’t seem to be a TTF file.

Try again

Can you please help me?


Joan June 3, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I love your fonts. I am having some issues… it is showing my old font and the font I just added. How do I fix that?


Charlsie June 3, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Thanks for all of your hardwork and suggestions for making our pages great Amanda!!!


Gina June 4, 2009 at 9:52 pm

First of all – I love you! You are so kind to share your time and talents with all of us.
I thought the directions were very simple and easy to follow.
One problem: My blog title is on the left. I tried your directions to fix it, but it still doesn’t work, any ideas??


Jamie June 5, 2009 at 8:10 am

Ok…I love your site and am going to recommend it to my blog readers…LOVE it. I did the above directions to change my font but after I changed everything in my HTML edit and viewed my blogspot it didn’t seem to change anything. I know you have helped a TON of people, so I feel bad asking for your time to help me…but any direction in it will be helpful. Usually I am pretty good with this code stuff…does my original blog template have to be something special for it to work? Thanks for your help…you can email me if its easier. :)


Amy Huntley June 5, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Oh my goodness! I absolutely love your site. I am totally going to link to you from my website. I just followed your tutorial and like the commenter before me, it doesn’t seem to have changed anything on my blog. I remembered you saying something about not being able to go back and change old post titles, but only new ones. I created a new post and it was still my old font. Any suggestions would be wonderful! thanks again!


Catherine@simplynatural June 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this – it is very generous of you. Based on the comments, it has been a big hit.
I’ve used Susie’s Hand, but unfortunately some of the loops of the letters and sometimes the last letter on the end of a word is cut off. I tried again using Susie’s Hand downloaded from your site, but it didn’t seem to make any difference after I refreshed the page. I would be grateful for any ideas you have on how to fix this.
Much appreciated,


Joann June 7, 2009 at 5:08 pm

I tried your tutorial on my blog and I had no problems- it worked the first time! Well I had one little problem but I figured it out.
Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing your info with us.


Tiffany June 8, 2009 at 9:54 am

YAY! I am so excited, I don’t know what to say!!! Thank you so much for posting this!!! :)


Melissa June 8, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Thank you so much for your tutorials! I was able to change the font for my post titles, but it also changed the dates to the same font. How do I change this? Thank you for your help!!
P.S. I love your bostons! I have a 4-year old Boston named Diesel. He’s the best!


Brenda June 9, 2009 at 11:59 am

Hi Amanda! I fell in love with your website at first glance. I’d really like to change the title font on my blog, but i can’t get past the step in making an account with The page just won’t open. Am i doing something wrong? I’d also love for you to make me a font with my handwriting, but i’ll do that later. Have a great day, hugs, Brenda from Paraguay


Elizabeth June 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Okay, so I followed your directions and was not able to change the font of my post tile, but instead it changed the sidebar titles. Any recomendations? Do I need to add an extra code to change my post title?



Michelle G June 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm

so i followed your directions…obviously not since its not working. I checked and dont see anything wrong in the html text. When my blog is loading i see the old post title font and color but when its done loading there is nothing…?? So i went to change it back to original and that was a no go. How do i fix it?


Michelle G June 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm

ok so now i went to just start over and try a new font. It wont let me download it on sirf generator. It says it doesn’t know what program was used. oh my i need help!


Jaysee Pingkian June 10, 2009 at 11:41 pm



Rachel K June 11, 2009 at 6:10 am

HI Amanda! OMG thank you soooo much for all the amazing stuff you do for all of us! I am 99% there with changing the fonts in my blog – what I cannot find is the spot where Im supposed to paste the code into my html above , do you know approx where it is, like at the very top of the code, or in another section? I do see a , do you think that’s it? Thanks again Amanda, I love your fonts and cannot WAIT to have them on my blog :)


Tonya June 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

Hi! Love your blog!!! I am using Susie’s Hand as well for my font and the loops of the y’s and so forth are cut off. I went and downloaded your font on the blog but it didn’t seem to help. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!


Elizabeth June 11, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Okay, I am still at a lost. I am still unable to change my post title and date (I can only get my sidebar to change) to a cute font. I have posted my blogger-sifr.js file and if anyone has any recommendations I would be ever so thankful.

Would any successful readers feel inclined to post their blogger-sifr file so that I may compare?


Minna June 12, 2009 at 4:46 am

Thank you!!! I’ve learned so much today :)


Hillbilly Duhn June 12, 2009 at 11:42 am

I’ve done everything above that I should. Or thought I have. And am not real sure where to place any of the codes in my HTML box in blogger. I’m getting confused. I’ve made the webs, I’ve made the changes you recommended, Now where do I put it all???

Wow, I’m probably making this harder then it has to be, call it a long day, who knows, but will you help me?


Jessica June 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Thank you! A million times, thank you!!! I so appreciate you sharing how to make changes (like fonts) to blogs- I was so bored with the plain-jane fonts that blogger offered.

Woo hoo! Thanks so much!!


Alia Noir June 13, 2009 at 5:35 am

Hi. I’ve tried to change the font and it worked but my old font title is still there also. So now I have two titles. Any tips on how to remove the old title with the boring font?


Candy Sheehan June 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I tried and tried to get the font to work but it doesn’t. I even had my friend Dawn help who was successful at downloading your cute fonts help me her blog is We’ve doubled checked everything and redownloaded files. Can you give me any advice?

Kind Regards,
Candy Sheehan


catherine June 13, 2009 at 11:32 pm


YOU ROCK! This tutorial is the ONLY one out there that actually works and is easy to understand/follow. Just finished it for my blog and figured out how to adjust the header and footer wrappers since I have it set up as such in blogger.

I give you KUDOS for all your hardwork and generosity with your site – it is one of my absolute favorites since I have found it. Thanks so much for this – it really helps for those of us that like to pretty things up a bit – you bring more beauty to the world for sure!



Lauren Martin Gauthier June 14, 2009 at 9:00 am

so….is there a way to change the font of the *text* on a blog too? by using some variation of these directions???

thanks for the tutorial! i am always longing to bring more personality to my blog!


Karen June 14, 2009 at 1:11 pm

It Worked!! weeeee :D I just changed a few…i could not register on, i don’t know why. When i hit on submit it would just keep on turning but won’t move on to the next thing so i just used and also changed a few on blogger-sifr.js coz the first time i did it, no change on my sidebar just the date header and post header, so then i tweaked and tried again and learned that i also have to change this part
selector: ‘#sidebar h2′,

with the one that is called on my template
selector: ‘#sidebar-wrapper h2′,

And now it worked! Thank you sooo much. oh i’ve also used your font named “impervious”

God Bless and have a good day :D


Tricia June 15, 2009 at 12:23 am

Hi Amanda,

Thank you for making your fab fonts available for us to use. I chose Auburn, and it gave my blog a much-needed spark. I added your button on my sidebar.

Thank you!!!



Holly @ Crownlaiddown June 15, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Thanks so much, Amanda and Kevin!

I have been working on designing and this is the test site:

I wonder if there is some special code with a three column layout? I think it is working in the main body and the right hand side, but not the left. Hmmm.

By the way, you take wonderful photos! I enjoyed seeing the ictures from your trip. God Bless! Holly


georgia June 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

thank you so much for posting this tutorial, amanda. it was very easy to follow.

unfortunately, i followed every step and everything seemed to go smoothly {i got no errors or anything like that}. i read and re-read every step carefully and went slow so i did not miss anything.

but when i went to view my blogger blog after editing my html in the layout and saving, there was no change—the old title font remained and the new one {parisian} was not there.

do you have any suggestions for me?


April June 15, 2009 at 8:39 pm

ARGH! I swear I followed the instructions to a T, didn’t get any error when changing the code on blogger, but I don’t see any changes? Help…


Lynne June 16, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Hi Amanda,

Thank you for making great fonts. They are wonderful, and it is so nice of you to share them. I was going to ask why the font is not showing up in my sidebar titles, but I think I just fixed it (crossing my fingers).

Thank you!


Harper June 18, 2009 at 11:19 am

Hi Amanda, I’ve been trying to change my post title font for awhile now, and FINALLY stumbled across this tutorial. I was so excited to give it a whirl, and followed each step.. to no avail. Like prior posts, there is no change.

I tried re-starting my computer, closing my windows, and trying in both Mozilla and IE, but still no success.

I tried inserting the code right above the line or further up in the HTML code as well.. no result.

When you take a look at my page, I cheated with the Post Titles.. they are simply just jpeg images. I’d love to just have the post titles fonts changed though so I don’t have to go through the aggravation of making a jpeg for each new post title. Thank you for your time! Sorry for the novel…


Sarah June 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Thank you so much for all this great info.! I was able to easily change the font on my blog with your helpful instructions. My only problem is that when I go to change the font on my blog title it is adjusting my title to the left and I would like it to be centered. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks so much!


Stacy June 18, 2009 at 8:29 pm

I got the fonts to work on the title and the date but it is posting double title and date. One in the new font and one in the old. What did I o wrong? Help


Chels June 18, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Help!! I can’t seem to get one of your cute fonts on my blog. I have followed the directions 3 times and the first 2 times all the lettering that was supposed to change just disappeared and then the last time the lettering just stayed the same.


marissa moss June 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm

thank you so much for this! finding your site has made my day!!

your directions were so easy to follow, but my only problem is that i am getting the cutting off of the font that i would like to use. it’s not one of your fonts (which would make my life easier!) but i did find the creator of the font i’m trying to use and i emailed her about it. she said since she’s fairly new at designing fonts shes not sure what to do to fix this.

is there something i can tell her so that she can fix the font?

thank you again for this tutorial!! i cannot wait to get my blog looking cute with your help!!!


Amanda June 19, 2009 at 10:30 pm

@marissa moss

If she uses Font Creator Pro, like I do, she can go to Format > Settings > Metrics and click on Calculate. All done!


imanmom June 20, 2009 at 3:05 am

i love your website…


Emily Joy June 20, 2009 at 8:05 am

Thank you So much Amanda! It worked and I love it!

~Emily Joy


Mary Lynn June 20, 2009 at 11:42 am

Thank you for your tutorial! It’s awesome!! Thanks again!


Kelli June 21, 2009 at 12:35 am

Hi Amanda!

I love your fonts and I am so happy I found your site. I am having a little problem with getting the font to show on my blog. I went through all of your directions on how to make this go on my blog about 4 times and I just cannot get the font to change. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much :)


Erin S. June 21, 2009 at 4:13 am

Amanda –

THANK YOU for this tutorial!! Everything worked beautifully!! Thank you thank you thank you!

Erin S.


Hani June 21, 2009 at 4:42 am

hello there Amanda! wow :D I never thought someone could do this kind-of stuff on the net. and you’ve been an angel for fontlovers since i-dont-know-when-but–it-has-been-quite-a-while, and I just knew it today!! ohmygoddd.. I’m SO behind haha. this thing is so cool.

anyway, I’ve tried it on my blog! wallah! it works yay~ :D I still have to master the steps though hehe but that’s not a big problemo. your website is always here right? ;] anyhoo, is there any way that I can make your fonts as my blogposts’ writings? because now it only works on the titles :)

Thank You So Much Amanda!! I love the peas :D keep it up.

p/s could you please reply to my email, please? because I might not have the time to come here often so, it will be very easy for me to check through my email. I really appreciate it :)


Abby June 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm

wonderful fonts you have and they are so darling. It took me a while to get it to work but I finally did and it’s well worth it. I love the fonts and they add an extra special personal touch to my blog. Thank you for all your hard work and for the wonderful fonts!!! I also used them on my craft blog to.



Hani June 22, 2009 at 4:06 am

hello again Amanda :D hmm I have a question. hope you wont mind me asking how to change the fontsize of my sidebar titles? because I already changed 28 to 23 (in the blogger-sifr.js) but only the post-titles were changed.

Thanks yeah :) and oh. thanks for the tutorial on changing my posts’ body font! :D

Thanks a LOT :D


Onna June 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm

As a suggestion from Shabby Blogs I hopped over here today. I’m a lover of all fonts and gosh you have some great ones. I totally follwed your tutorial and got it working correctly the first time! My only issue is that I wish I could make the sidebar fonts smaller as they are kinda large. I might have missed that part, but they’ll do for now until I can figure it out!
Visit my blog to see! I used Pea Steele!
Thanks for such great things! I’ll be back


Chelsea June 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm

awesome tutorial!! and CUTE fonts! THanks for helping out, I finally figured out how to view my fonts from other peoples computers!


(ms.) Michael June 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

Hello, oh amazing, Amanda! How do you find enough hours in the day?!? I love all your sites/links!

Any chance anyone has played around with this in typepad? I know it is all related… just trying to get it in the right spots. I’ll keep playing around though! I can use it as picture though (.png) and am just learning to do a blog… but already have posated your “love kevin & amanda” button. Thanks!

michael :-)


Kristen June 23, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I’m really bummed that I couldn’t just get this to work! I tried fixing all the things, but I fit in the “I think I did it correctly but nothing happened” category. gulp.
I appreciate the help!


Katie June 23, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Thanks so much! Your instructions were so easy to follow!!!


Rachel June 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I just did this and let me tell you THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! It turned out so cute and I LOVE the way by blog looks now… so much more un-plain! Great job and thanks again!


Lita June 24, 2009 at 4:41 am

Thank you thank you thank you! Your instructions were super easy to follow – in nice easy plain folk language! lol
I snagged a great header and background and shabby blogs and then with your help I managed to make my fonts groovy too! I am in your debt!!
Lovin the new look – come check it out!

Thanks again!!


HorseFeathers June 24, 2009 at 7:07 am

Help! I want to use Pea So Lovely as my post/sidebar header font but I can’t find in my template! I tried the Ctrl+F but it didn’t come up with anything. Can you help me please? This is an AWESOME site btw!


Sherry June 24, 2009 at 4:50 pm

OMG you are AMAZING!! I WISH you made more tutorials for blogger you make it sooo easy!!! If making a 3 column template and other edits to my blogger was explained this easy it would make it a breeze!! You are simply amazing!


Sherry June 24, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Ok so i went to my blog and it did work although not exactly how i wanted it to. One when i go to my blog it shows the old plain text for a second before my font loads up. Can this be fixed? Also i changed the font colors and somehow pink showed up as one of my colors? I just wanted the blue and the brown that is in my banner i used the firefox add on that you suggested for the color codes. Also i tried to follow the instructions above for a 3 column template and am having a really hard time understanding it :( Please help!


Liam June 24, 2009 at 9:23 pm

kevin and Amanda,

heyoo! I love your site.
I want to ask where get the signature after
every post? I’ve tried that on mine but it won’t
work! E-mail me. Thanks!


Liam June 24, 2009 at 9:32 pm

hey kevin and amanda! it’s me again.

I just wanted to know what site hosted you?
to me it looks like blogger, is it?
anyways, I could I ever change the font
and color of my blog’s header/tilte?


marissa moss June 25, 2009 at 12:53 am

thanks so much!! got it working!! : )


Rachel June 25, 2009 at 7:16 am

thanks a bunch! I did it.. your posts are really helpful :D


Mindy June 25, 2009 at 10:55 am

I love your website! I came across it from Shabby Blogs, and it is such a huge help! I love the way the different fonts make my blog look.

I do have a question, though. I have a 3 column blog, and when I changed the fonts, it only did the middle and right column. Is there any way to make it do all three? I’m really scared of html, so I don’t trust myself enough to go in and try to figure it out myself.

If you get a chance, email me ([email protected]) and let me know. I really appreciate everything!


Alicia June 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

Hi Amanda! I love your fonts! I tried doing a font for my blog but it’s not doing anything!! PLEASE HELP! I followed all of your directions but it’s just not doing anything, my font has not changed.


Lory June 25, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I did it! Thank you SO much – you rock!


Leon Turpentine June 25, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Just want to say thanks alot

A long list of stuff but thats no fault of your own.
The instructions were clear and it was easy to follow and modding the sifr file is fun!

Thanks again


Ana June 25, 2009 at 7:46 pm

I made a blog yesterday ..of course it’s still under construction.. but i wanna have a a cute font for my blog. i used can i download the fonts to my blog or is it only for websites?


Amy June 25, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Hey there Amanda! Thanks so much for all your help! I used this tutorial to do some work today on my blog and I LOVE the results! I used your font, digsmyhart AND this tutorial… does that get me extra points?! ;) I love your blog and all the fonts too!
Thanks again,


Amy Holt June 26, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Hi Amanda,
I love your website! you are awesome! You are so talented! Thank you so much for all your tutorials for changing your font on your blog! I just finished this on my blog! I love it! So awesome! Thank you so much again! here is my blog if you want to check it out!


Mikayla June 27, 2009 at 12:28 am

I have done this on another one of my blogs and it worked perfectly. So I decided to do it again (on a new webs account of course) … and it is not working. I have triple checked my work…. Idk what’s going on.


Mikayla June 27, 2009 at 12:39 am

nevermind i figured it out! :)


Rachel June 27, 2009 at 2:49 am

Hey Amanda.. I just wanna ask you about this. My old fonts are still there while the new one’s loading.. Is that okay? or did I miss something?
and some other problem is I’m using the 3 columns template. So, when I add a picture or something underneath my post, the font of the tittle will appear as the old one..
I’d be so happy if you could help me.. thank you so much, I love your blog!!


Lauren Ann June 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm

When I opened the swf file, the box that popped up did not have a url. it was just the font and a sentence that kept getting bigger and bigger.



Melissa June 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I love your site & really appreciate all you’ve done to make blogs cuter:) You are super talented!
Well, i need your help! I downloaded 2 fonts & followed your instructions to get the post titles in my blog to change. i want to use pea annalee. but it’s not working. when i do it, my titles disappear. i double & triple checked & i don’t know what i’m doing wrong!
i thought maybe i wasn’t getting the correct URL from when i click on blogger-sifr.js b/c when i click on it where i’m supposed to copy the URL, the window disappears immediately- there’s not time to copy it. i even did a screen shot so i could see it, but you still can’t see the entire thing. Even so, i compared it to yours & it should be right, as i have
Maybe this is wrong? I did it last night till i was seeing crosseyed, then went to bed & tried again this morning. not working! I hope you can help me.
i’d really like my post titles & sidebar titles to be Pea Annalee. I wish i could get my Blog Title to also change (where it says “Little Miss Married”) but i don’t know if i can do that.
Thanks for any help you can give me! :)


Andrea June 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Thank you Amanda for all your hard work. I tried using your tutorial, and was not able to get it to work. I am sending you and SOS. HELP! Let me know what I can do to fix it. Thanks again for all your hard work.


Rita June 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Fabulous tutorial! It was easy to follow and – though I consider myself a novice at HTML and all that jazz – I did it right the very first time. :) Thank you soooo much Amanda!


Melissa June 27, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Sorry- i’m clueless- thanks for emailing me back, but i’m afraid i still am clueless. I thought this is what we post in our blog:

Just above , copy and paste the following code:

So where does the link to the swf file go? This is exactly what i posted in the edit html part of my blog… with my username put in of course. Where am i putting the link to the swf file? Sorry, i’m so confused! :(


Melissa June 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm

ARGH. Ok, in my last comment i’d highlighted what you’d said for us to copy & paste in the “edit html” part above , it just didn’t show up…


Tayler Price June 27, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Hello. :) So I have a couple questions…

1st- I’m using your adorable fonts for my blog but I just changed my blog to a 3 column and it’s only changing 2. I saw in my account under “blogger-sifr.js” that in order to get the cute fonts on my 3rd column I had to “copy and paste the following lines at the bottom of this file. Change the word “sidebar” to the name of your third column. Only the word sidebar, don’t mess with the # or the h2.”

So I copied the whole thing but it’s not working and I think it has to do with the part where I’m suppose to change the word “sidebar” to the name of my third column. But I have no idea what the name of my third column is. I’ve tried so many different names but it’s still not working. Do you know what my name is? :) hehe

2nd- I’m trying to download some more cute fonts but they’re downloading has zip not ttf so I can’t change it to a swf. Does that have something to do with my computer? I got about 3 fonts before it started happening.

Thank you so much for you time! I love your fonts and everything you have done!

~ Tayler


krystyn June 28, 2009 at 11:37 am

Hi Amanda-

Thank you so much for posting this.

Question: typically, when you hover over a link, like for example the title of a post, in the bottom left hand of the screen, it displays where the link will take you. When I change the font to a fun title, it no longer does this. Any ideas?


Andrea June 28, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Ok I tried to figure it out. I got it to work, then they disappered all together. I started over from the begining thinking I did something wrong, and it’s still not working. I am sorry to be a pest… please help. I did add a link/button on my blog. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide. I AM VERY OVERWHELMED WITH THIS!!


Andrea June 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Ok… now I’ve got it!!! I have 2 sick kids this weekend and 2 more driving me crazy. Thanks for all your help, you are a lifesaver. Now I need to figure out the post font problem. Thanks again.

here the link…


Susie Jefferson June 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm


So far so good… but… it doesn’t load immediately. First the original font appears, then it switches over after about 3 seconds. Is this normal?

And I didn’t want to use the script for the post header, so I removed the code as you suggested, but then neither the date or sidebar text showed either – everything was blank.

It is now sort of working – with the code set like this:

Post Title: selector: ‘h3.’,

However, if I take out the whole section: as you suggested, I have no code at all!

So am I still doing something wrong?


Celeste June 28, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Yay!! It worked for me! :)
But, I have it on a personal blog – but I’m going to change the fonts for my public blog too :)


Lauren June 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I just happened upon your blog this afternoon and have spent the whole evening downloading fonts, reading tutorials, and making my blog about my son extra spiffy:) Thank you SO much for your generosity in offering all of these free downloads and information! I have always loved customized blogs, but didn’t want or have the extra money to have someone fix mine up. Now, I can go and make mine pretty all on my own! THANKS! :)



Jo June 29, 2009 at 11:22 am

Thanks so much! My sides seem a tad HUGE still, but I LOVE the font!!


Elizabeth June 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Thank you very much for the use of your fonts!!!! Your instructions worked once I got the hand of things! Both of my pages are up and running.


Melissa June 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Yes, back again. Sorry, i just can’t get this! I hope i’m not driving you crazy! ;) I want Pea Annalee. The only thing not working, is i can’t open/save the SWF file from my computer. Any suggestions? I’ll give you the password to my blog if you wanted to just do it for me! LOL. Seriously, i have no idea what i’m doing wrong!!


Laura June 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Thanks so much for the tut and the fonts!! I love it!


amymom24 June 29, 2009 at 6:42 pm

How FUN!!!! Just did it and it worked like a charm;) Thanks SO much!!!


Erica Lancaster June 29, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Kudos to you Amanda! This is awesome work and I was so excited to get to use a cute, cool font for my blog. It totally personallizes it. Thanks!


Melissa June 30, 2009 at 8:14 am

I got it!! Actually, my friend had to save the swf file in my webs account on her computer. for some reason my computer would NOT do it. :( but anyway- now it’s done & so cute & i love it! Thanks so much for your help! You’re the best! :)


Melissa June 30, 2009 at 8:16 am

Thanks so much for your help!! It’s fixed! I had to get a friend to go into my webs account & change the ttf file to swf…for some reason my computer wouldn’t do it! But now it’s done & so cute! Check it out! :)
Thanks so much for all your help!!! :)


Myke Petersen June 30, 2009 at 11:05 am

Thanks so much for the fonts! I love handwriting! I can’t wait to experiment more later! Your tutorials were spot on! thanks again!


Shalise June 30, 2009 at 11:46 am

Hi! I came across your blog when I googled on how to change my font besides the boring options blogger has.. and I must say I love your blog!

I followed the steps I guess I’m not good with computers I chose my font peafaith and went to but it said “This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create one in the Set association control panel.”

Not sure what I’m doing wrong! Maybe you could help me. Thanks!


shawnee June 30, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Hey I got the new font to show up on my blog (so cute) but I’m having problems with the old one showing up for a little bit before the new one does? I checked to make sure I copied the code above right, not sure what I’m doing wrong??


mikaya June 30, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I have posted these awesome fonts on all of my blogs but I still can’t figure out how to make it work for headers! Help!please!


Connie June 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for the info! I’m designing a blog for our dental office and we have a signature font that I’m trying to use for our Blog title… I went through all of the steps and my font shows up in the headers on the left but its PINK! I’ve tried changing the color codes but they just stay pink! The words also get a different color box around them. Any ideas? Thanks! Connie


Hilary June 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm

This is an amazing tutorial! Thank you so much for posting this Amanda! Prior to finding your site, I had been searching google for a few hours trying to find a straightforward and effective site for changing title font. Your page has EVERYTHING! I love it, its perfect! Thanks again! :)


Sherry July 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm
Julie July 2, 2009 at 9:40 am

Hi Amanda! Love, love, love your site! Thanks for all you do!

One question, I have a few different blogs and want to change the fonts on each of them (for the post titles only). How do I do that? Do I need to download and rename my files?


Marta July 2, 2009 at 9:48 am


I did everything you stated to change my font to the Pea Heather Font. I even deleted on my uploaded files from my account because it didn’t work the first time and re-uploaded all 5 of them again starting fresh and tried it again! Still, after pasting into my blogger html it doesn’t change my blog titles?

Like I said, I re-did it thinking I maybe had a typo along the way, but after re-doing it there was no change again. Maybe I am making the same mistake twice? But basically after doing all you said there is no change?

Let me know if you have any advice!


Brook Best July 2, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Oh Amanda, I love your website and have learned so much through this process.So, thank you so much for all of your hardwork!! I am so apprecitive. Im VERY green with all of this css code stuff. I went step by step trough the process and still had no success. Nothing happened at all. The first problem that I had was here with this step:

Once all the files are uploaded, find the swf file and click on it to open it. Copy the URL in the address bar at the top of that screen that pops up. You’ll need it in just a sec.

When I uploaded my swf files. they loaded as “charlie.ttf or alittlepot.ttf” . When I opened one of these files a url address is not on the top of what opens. So I just wrote the address as you did. with my username, and the name of the font replaced. I don’t know if this is where my problem lies or if it is somewhere else. If you could look at it I would be so thankful. I would love to put a button of yours on my site. Im not quite sure how to do that either ;) Thank you again for your time. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Blessings! Brook


heather July 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm

So I followed the directions, and the new post font is not showing up on any computer that doesn’t have it installed. Also, how would I change the font for my sidebar descriptions of the members of my family? I really want just our names in the new font. Any help would be awesome!!


Heather Robins July 2, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Hello Amanda,

I have tried this about 5 times now! HA HA! I cant get it to work. I am using google internet browser but downloaded firefox…still doesnt work. I have done everything right. I even slowed down and read out loud to make sure I did just as it says…HELP, SOS, Please! Ha ha! Thanks so much!!


Brande July 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Thank you so much for this… it was very interesting and fulfilling right up until I wanted to bang my head on my desk and then the font appeared on the screen and I was totally excited. Now I am trying to figure out the Blog title/ description… index part of it doesnt tell me anything but asking me if I am the site owner, yada yada… ?help?


jeni July 2, 2009 at 11:54 pm

My site is private so I sent you an invite.

You are so nice to help all these people individually. Really—I’m shocked!

Anyway, I’m trying to add the pea joraanstad font to my blog title. I’ve followed the instructions twice and double checked my copying and pasting in html. I don’t know what gives. If you could help I’d be so happy. I’m new at this and ran across your site today–which I love!

I copy and pasted what I put in my blogger HTML below–what do you think I’ve done wrong?


cryst July 3, 2009 at 12:47 am

Hi there!

I’m having problems with the I followed every step but when i press download, they say: ‘error 3′.
I’ve tried using different fonts & a lot of times but it still show this error. please help! (:


Brande July 3, 2009 at 1:33 am

okay… well I figured out the index was in my pc file… anyhoo I for the life of me can NOT get the title to change into anything other than gray… the 00000 for black not working. Not that I expect you to be able to work a miracle, I just thought that maybe if I typed it out I would feel better and be able to walk away.
thanks again. BTW, I linked you a few times about your awesome-ness!!!


Julia July 3, 2009 at 2:59 am

help! i just visited my super lame blog
a while ago and the fonts of my blog posts’
titles were back to the same normal and boring
one again. I just wanted to give my blog some more life.
hope you can help! thanks.


Julie July 3, 2009 at 10:08 am

Ok, I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I am on and am trying to edit my blogger-sifr.js file. I click on edit. Replace with my font info but when I go to save it will not let me. I keep getting a “page not found” as soon as I click on the file tab, most of the time I never even get to click on the save link. I am thinking this may be a problem, but wanted to check if a) anyone else was having this problem? and b) is it something I am doing?


heather July 3, 2009 at 11:02 am

yesterday the new titles were showing up on my computer only, now they aren’t showing up on any computer. they are still the normal blog font not the cute new one. i went back through and re-did all the steps to see if i had messed something up, but it still isn’t working. please help!!


Kat July 4, 2009 at 8:19 am

Thank you so much Amanda! I am so happy to have a pretty blog! I didn’t blog for around 7 months so I wanted to spruce it up so I would remember to use it again! I love your free fonts, they gave my page that little something extra!


Laura H. July 4, 2009 at 9:47 am

You are AMAZING!

Thank you for your willingness to share and help others!

God bless you!


Abi July 4, 2009 at 12:28 pm

This is awesome, thanks! The tutorial is really straightforward! I think I got it to work first time (but it’s not showing up in my firefox yet, just IE…I just need to restart!)

Yay! :D

I don’t think I’ve ever had a tut work first time before without a hiccup!!


CharLee July 4, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Hi Amanda! I did everything just like you said and it did work on my blog but my only problem is that it won’t let me change the colors! I do what you say with the color picker thing but it still won’t do anything! What do I do? My blog is

Thanks for everything,


Juli July 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Thanks so much for putting this tutorial together. I was able to get it to work on my blog…for the most part. It changed the titles of my posts and the sidebar elements that are on the right to one of my absolute favorite fonts, pea missy with a marker, but not the elements on the left. I also would love to change the colors the sidebar element titles and my dates are in. I want all of them to be the same brown color. Any suggestions?


Juli July 4, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Forgot to give you my blog address.


Juli July 4, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I feel like such an idiot. I figured it all out with some trial and error! Thanks SOOO much for this wonderful tutorial. Sorry for spamming you!


Brooke July 5, 2009 at 10:24 am

Thanks for doing this! I have 2 problems…1) my titles din’t show up, and 2) the titles on my side bar changed but are pink. Not quite sure what to do! Thanks for the help!


Krista S. July 5, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Hi! Great tutorial, I used it and one of your cute fonts. While technically it is working, when the page first loads up it show the original font and then when fully loaded it shows your cute font. Is that normal? Is there a way to make it show only the cute font? Thanks in advance for your help and I’ll be putting your button on my blog. :)


Jessica July 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Hi! LOVE the fonts however, I am getting a “Non Scriptable Font” error when I try and save the font after downloading it through the sIFR Generator…is there a work around for this?!


Valerie July 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Thanks a million for your help! This sure has made my blog more “me”.


Melissa July 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Hi, I have tried everything I can think of to make this work. I even rebooted my computer and refreshed my page. Could you please take a look to see what I did wrong. Also, thank for all of the information you provide to help make blogging easy and fun.


Hafija July 6, 2009 at 9:21 am

The tutorial is awsome :)
TY for sharing your knowledge on blog customizing :)
Here’s a link to my blog:


Gina July 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Thanks. So, mine worked great, but the colors are all weird. I wanted just plain black for everything, but I have blue titles, gray dates, and pink sidebar titles.

Weird, eh!

I can’t imagine you time to help everyone with the problems this causes…. w.o.w. if you do!


Jessica July 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm

ok, so I LOVE your fonts, so many super cute adorable ones, one particular one I fell inlove with is the digs my hart, but I cant seem to figure it out. I think I did everything correct, can you help me? My blog is private, where do I send the invite to? Which address? Thanks so much, your awsome!!


Another Jessica July 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Holy cow! I acutally did it!!! The 2nd color isn’t the one I chose but I like it just fine anyway. I just found your site today and I’ve been here for hours just taking it all in! You’re SUPER amazing! Thanks for the amazing tutorial (you made it so easy) and the adorable fonts!


Another Jessica July 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I forgot to leave you my blog address! It’s thekynochs(dot)blogspot(dot)com


Jessica July 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Hi Amanda! I really appreciate your tutorials like this! They are so helpful and informative. I have a question though. Is there any way that you could help me with the navigation bar? I’ve figured out how to change the font to a custom font, but now I can’t get the navigation bar to show up “inline”. Do you know what I can do to fix this?! I appreciate any help/advice you can offer!



Lucien (Lucy) July 7, 2009 at 10:19 am

Will the fonts work in my blog, above? Or, do I have to create a new blog using


Amy Bayliss July 7, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Thanks for sharing this detailed tutorial. I shared it with my readers today…

Congrats on the interview!


Lucien (Lucy) July 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Ok, got to uploading files and the index.htm file doesn’t seem to want to up uploaded? It does not appear in the list of files I uploaded. Lucy and a senior and a newbie to blogging!


Lucien (Lucy) July 7, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Ok, back again. Do I upload the pealauryn.ttf file or the pealauryn.swf
file? Did I say, ty ty ty ty ty sooooooo very much!!!


Coree Casinger July 7, 2009 at 5:48 pm


Thank you so much for all of the help on changing the fonts and colors for my sidebars and dates! I love it!

I had only one problem when doing this. All of my other titles are now changed to the new font that I downloaded (Pea Faith). But one of the widgets on my right sidebar is blank, and one of the widgets that is above my posts has not converted. Would you mind taking a look at my website, and seeing if there is anything that you can suggest for me to fix it? I searched through your code and compared it to mine, and there is not one comma out of place.




Beth July 7, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Thank you so much for the fonts and simple directions on how to use them on my blog. I have a quick question…since I downloaded all the stuff to use your font on the post titles, my blog is downloading really, really slow. Is this normal? Thanks again!!


Britney July 7, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Okay…first off let me say that I love ALL of your fonts!!! They are so adorable! And thank you for letting everyone use them for free! That is so awesome! Anddddd…thanks for all these instructions and tutorials and what not. You are so helpful and generous!

I followed all the instructions and it still won’t work. I tried doing everything multiple times. I even re-started my browser and computer but the new font still won’t show up. Please help!

Also, how do I get the fonts into Microsoft Word? Is it okay if I do that?

Thank you!


Rose July 8, 2009 at 12:02 am

I love this idea, and this is a very detailed tutorial, I would love to try it, but first am wondering if it will affect my background at all? Just don’t want to go through all that to find it doesn’t work with my backgrounds and such. Also, I posted a layout on my blog with your Pea Natalie font, if you’d like to see it go here:
So thanks!!


Megan July 8, 2009 at 8:19 am

Hi! I’m so excited to put a cute font on my blog however, I can’t get my edited html to save. It says something about me not having the correct > or /> in order to save? I did all the steps correctly (I think!) and I really want to have a cute font! Help!


Arody July 8, 2009 at 11:17 am

I always said, someday I´ll do this haha, today I have the time finally, BUUUT I couldnt make it work. I hope you help me a little bit, I´m sure its nothing what i need to make it work. I´ve posted your webpage on my blog since I started it, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee!! :D Love your site!


Alysha July 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Hi Amanda,
Thank you so much for this I love your site and my new font. This was very easy to follow. I am in the process of changing my background and header so if I decide to change the colors I chose will I just follow the steps again to make the change? I am sure you know where to find direction on how to add the post dividers, love yours how did you get your signature on it?

Thanks again


Arody July 8, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Hi Amanda, me again :O. I am now in my home computer (mac) and I did all the tutorial on a PC by the morning, and was surprised just a few minutes ago when suddenly on my mac I could finally see that what I did worked! Any guesses? Til tomorrow ill find out if on my office computer worked too. I let you know. Thank you so much again, please visit my website!


JaneAgain July 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Amanda…THANK YOU SO MUCH! I just got my blog up and going, so there’s nothing on it but your fonts and some ads, but thanks so much for both your fonts and the excellent tutorial. :)


Ashley July 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

ok so i’ve gone through this step by step. twice. i’ve gone through the “need a little extra help” section. also twice. AND MY FONTS ARE STILL BLANK! I can’t find any differences in your page and mine, (except for the necessary ones of course) and i am so frustrated! please please please help!


Casey July 8, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I love your fonts and i’m so glad I found you! Thanks for all the hard work of putting it together.
I do have a question…how do I change the font for what I write, and my friends on the side??? Did I miss something!


Catherine Hartel July 8, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Thank you! My hubby got it working in no time. I tried, but he said it best, “Hunny, you have no idea what you’re doing.” HAHA!


Robyn July 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm

These are adorable fonts! :D

I’d love to use them on my blog, but when using the Wizard thing, I get through it all fine until I click ‘download’. Instead of downloading it onto my computer (mac os x), it shows up with a blank page that says ‘Error 3′. In case it helps, I use the latest version of Safari. I don’t think I did anything wrong… Any idea what’s going on?

Thanks! :D


erin low July 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I tried doing it, but when I went into the pencil under the blogger-sifr. it was all in jibberish.
Is there another way to do it?


Dawn July 9, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Passing this to aaaalllll my blogger pallies!


TattingChic July 9, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Hi Amanda! I did it! I changed the font on my blogpost titles and sidebar titles, Woo Hoo! It looks great. It takes a while to load because of my background from Shabby Blogs (which, incidentally, sent me over here from their fabulous blog, too!)

The only problem is that the dates partially shows. I did it EXACTLY the way you said…no deletions of extra punctuation marks or anything like that. The month and dates shows but NO Numerals show! Hmmm…Maybe my SWF file is wrong. Maybe I didn’t make sure it had numbers and stuff with it I will go check that out.


Misty July 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm

It’s too nice! But I’m so sad that the french accents do not work :(
Thanks for the great font to !!!!


TattingChic July 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Hi Amanda! It’s TattingChic again. I checked my SWF uploading process. I did make sure it uploaded the font’s numbers and punctuations marks, etc. I used the “Three Dates in One Night” font. Is it possible that this font doesn’t have numbers? Sorry, I just don’t know why the numerals and punctuation marks aren’t showing.
Please help when you can, thanks! I love the font and I really appreciate this tutorial! I even tweeted about it and am following you on twitter now! :)


NeedleDreams July 9, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Thanks so much for such a simple and fun tutorial. I had no problem whatsoever with the instructions. My blog is I’m wondering if I can do the same with my own website?


Lucien (Lucy) July 9, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I thought I would try ColorZilla and installed it to my hard drive, but can’t find it? Gotta tweek my test blog some more and then I will try making same changes to my public blog (helps me reinforce what I have learned). I don’t know where to find ColorZilla after I installed it? Today I had a 9 am hair appointment, rototilled the garden, put up siding on our garage and have been going through comments on your tutorial… Too sleepy, so will have to wait until tomorrow to play some more. Thank you for your awesome tutorials and the detailed updates!


Lesley July 9, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Amanda!! What a wonderful tutorial! BUT I’m having problems — I have a 3 column template and it’s only changing one of the sidebars. I don’t know what to do. Please help. :( Thanks in advance!


Chels July 9, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I just changed my blog to three columns and the left side post titles don’t show up with the cute font. Is this fixable?


lightmysapphire July 10, 2009 at 3:41 am

Thank you so much Amanda for this wonderful tutorial!! So easy to follow and understand. I even managed to get my 3 columns working, hooray! xx


nami July 10, 2009 at 6:35 am

hi amanda.. 1st of all, i would like to thank u for sharing this with us.. really love it. and i tried to do it in a test blog. i think i did everything right but it didnt me plis.. i tried to do it in this blog
thanks in advance & hv a great day =)


Amber July 10, 2009 at 9:48 am

LOVE IT! Works wonderful, thank you so super much!


Lucien July 10, 2009 at 10:20 am

OK, accidentally answered my last question. I was in my blog checking image properties and found Colorzilla. We have had lots of rain here so am trying to catch up on weeding. Spent two hours today, just on 1/2 row potatoes. Probably have to wait for a rainy day to get back to my blog. Until then, I will be going over the Colorzilla Help site.


Lucien July 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I wanted to change the Post/Link colors to darken them up by going to, File Manger, and changed the three color codes in the blogger-sifr.js file and saved. My viewed my blog and it didn’t update. When I go to the dashboard to Layout, I get a blank screen with Save in the upper right hand corner? Should I have started at the beginning of the instructions for How to use Font…?


Lucien July 10, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Oooop, In my previous comment, Save is in the upper left hand corner.


TattingChic July 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Hi Amanda,
I figured out my problem with the numbers not showing and I just switched from “Three Dates In One Night” to the “Unnamed Melody” font. Problems solved! Here’s my blog address:

Come on over and visit anytime! It sure looks cute! Thanks! :)


Lucien July 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Hey, I restarted my computer and the changes did, indeed, take affect! This is soooooo much fun. Thank you, thank you, thank you…


Hannah July 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Hey, Amanda!!! This was SO helpful… I’d seen it on other blogs and wanted it for mine… so I got it!! I love it… your instructions are SO easy. Thanks!!!


Traci July 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Thank you for the great fonts and for the easy to follow tutorial! I love my new look!


Angie July 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm

I need some help please. I am doing a menu bar for someone and I am having some issues with the menu bar being blue font. I have inserted my 2 colors for the font (brown is the active link and a pink color is the hover color). It is also not expanding all the way across the blog so I am wondering if I am missing something. The blog can be located here.



Jenna Gray July 10, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Wow! I’ve always seen these cool fonts on other blogs and after trying the Pea Faith font and following all the instructions verbatim, I don’t know where I went wrong. My blog looks the same as it did before :( Please help me! :)


Skiperella July 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I’m SO glad I found your site. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and fonts. You really really helped me make my blog more me and I definitely appreciate it. If you would like to see it my blog is


Taylor July 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

I love, love, love your blog and think it is awesome how helpful you are…I apologize for my computer retardedness though…I have done EVERYTHING and still can’t get the font I chose to show up. here is my index file…I feel like it might be where the problem originated. THANK YOU for any help!


Danielle July 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Hi Amanda!! I loved your tutorial and used it on my blog. It looks great! i had one question. How can you change the font on your post title like after your blog post? I love the way you have just the comments showing! Do you have a tutorial for that? Would love to know. Thanks so much again. check out my blog


suzanne singer July 11, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I (think) I followed all the instructions but when I tried to save, this is the error message I received:

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.

XML error message: Element type “script” must be followed by either attribute specifications, “>” or “/>”.



Lucien July 11, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Hiya Amanda, Would the code in Question 35 work on my test blog? Also, my personal blog ( does not have a blog title. Would I have to save the blogger-sifr.js under another name?

My niece’s name is Amanda. I call her Miracle. After having two girls, my younger sister was diagnosed with a rare stomach problem and had to have it removed. A year and a half later she had a baby girl, Amanda, who is now 28 and ever so beautiful.


suzanne singer July 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I used your cute font for my post title and date and it is too cute! Thanks! And thanks for all the cute fonts. I also have your button.

BTW~is there any way to change a Blog title?


Charlene July 12, 2009 at 1:56 am

I used the font for my blog and it turned out great!! I used digsmyhart which is super cute. It works perfect for my site. Thank you SO much!! PS-Your directions were so easy to follow and user-friendly too. :)


Angie July 12, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I changed the font on my post titles today and love it! However, I’m having trouble with my sidebar color. It’s bright pink and the code is the same as the post titles. Can you help?


virginiajen July 13, 2009 at 6:44 am

Thanks so much for all these instructions, how fun to make my blog pretty! I LOVE your fonts! I did it all on my “regular” computer and it worked! But when i go to my blog on any other computer, I don’t see the pretty font! I just downloaded it last night, so it should be the latest version, right? Can you please take a look? I will get a button or link on my site for ya, but I am about to get breakfast ready, so that will be later. Just wanted to get this comment on here asap. Thanks! My blog is TY TY TY


Curious Black Cat July 13, 2009 at 9:49 am

Thanks for the assistance guys! This took me ages to do but was reassuring to have your guide open whilst making the changes. Very easy to follow!

Any tips on blog title headers/ banners?

P.s. thanks for the buttons!


erin July 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

1st. when I go to the pencil to edit the blogger-sifr it shows up as this mumble jumble
all the way to the bottom. Do you know what would cause that?
I’m going to send you an invite to my blog since it’s private, hopefully you can help me out!


sarah July 13, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I can’t believe how wonderful this blog is. Thank you so much for helping all of us! :)

Can you tell me how to change the post titles only…and leave the sidebar titles alone?


Christine Stapf July 13, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Thank you so much for this tutorial. My blog is currently under construction but yours font on it look awesome!


Ashley July 13, 2009 at 8:18 pm

This was the easiest tutorial I have followed! I do not know HTML at all, but you made it so easy. Thanks.


Brie W. July 14, 2009 at 1:17 am

Hey, I’ve tried three times to replace the font on my blog to your “peaheathershandwriting” font. Every time I tried I went through every single step carefully, double checked everything, and even rebooted my computer, yet my blog still remains plain fonted. Please email me back if you can help me. I’d love to have you just go through the html of my blog and fix my mistake (whatever it may be). Either way, your input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Amanda!

-Brie W.


April July 14, 2009 at 8:51 am

I haven’t tried this yet since I’m looking at the instructions at work…shhh! My question is when I sign up for the new website thing, does it change the address of my blogspot page? I’ve never tried something this technical before and I’m excited about it…I’m just a little nervous too.

P.S. I love the fonts! Thanks so much for your hard work!


AlliJean July 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Thank you for this post! I changed just the post title’s on my blog and after trying a few different fonts I found on your site I settled on the perfect look!


Carrie July 15, 2009 at 12:43 am

I am having the exact same issue as Brie W (469)…I am sooo tired of staring at code and I really don’t see where I may have gone wrong. I love and really want these fonts! It will be the perfect touch to my blog. I would be happy to give you all my info for my blog so you can check it out for yourself. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous talents.


shuning July 15, 2009 at 4:49 am

i did double check all the instructions but the heading doesn’t seem to work! =X HELP ME!


Brianna Winn July 15, 2009 at 10:11 pm

When I go to, there are issues with the site timing out.

Do you have another method?



tasha July 16, 2009 at 3:42 am

hey amanda, i love to read your tips. but i still don’t understand with your explanation. and i’m blogger member, not a webs member, so can you help me how i can change the font title blog by email? can you email it to my email? i really need your help, please reply it by email, or visit my blog at :, or if you busy, please reply it at here, cause i really need your answer, please help me thanks :D


Shelley July 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Hi again!
I have done this a hundred times or so now and have had it work, but I can’t get it to work on this website.

I even tried restarting my computer. Do you see anything wrong? Thanks for your help! :)


Shelley July 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm

It sounds like the gals above me (469 and 472) are having the same problems as I am.


Carly July 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Thanks! I just used your tutorial and it was super easy and fast! Now if I could just decide on one color and font… :)


Christie July 16, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I got all my titles and fonts to work out except for my Blog Title. I copied what you had in the index.htm for the Blog Header and Descriptions and just changed the color of the font. When I did this, the rest of my cool font changes went back to their original state of looking boring. I’m not sure what went wrong in copying/pasting to my blogger-sifr.js file. If you can help me out on getting my blog title to change to be the same as the rest of my cool fonts and make sure it’s the right color, I would love it!


Tara July 16, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Thank you so much for this tutorial first of all! It was super easy but I’m having one problem. I have a three column blog and only the fonts in the middle and the right sidebar are changing. Help!! I’m adding your button.



Kat July 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Hi Amanda,

I am new to this and is having a bit of trouble. I keep getting this:

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.

Do you know what I need to do?


Kat July 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I quess I don’t know which file to choose out of the 4.


Shalee July 17, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I cant seem to figure out how to but my font on to my blog page. I was wondering if you could help me out! haha. Thanks


Kat July 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Does this look correct?


This the font that I uploaded.

This what I have it set as.



Donna July 17, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Ok, I added the font to my blog, but it only changed the font on only one of my sidebars, and I have 2 sidebars, is there a way I can change the font on my other sidebar so it doesn’t look weird???

Please let me know…


The Lion July 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Thank you so much! I have been wanting to customize that title font for SO LONG. The options Blogger gives are just too dull. Thanks, again!


Mama Mel July 18, 2009 at 12:24 am

These are so cute! I love how it looks! Some questions, however… It is not working for all of my titles… for example, the “About Me”, “Search”, and “Vote for Me” (all on the left column). Is this because I have 3 columns? Also, I would like to change the font for my header too, and when I try to open the index.htm, it says “this site is under construction”. Do you have a tutorial for how to add these cute fonts to my header. One more question… I am dying to create a blog button for my site, but I have no idea how… can you help? Yours are cute and I’m going to add it to my blog right now! Thanx! :)


Tricia July 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm

You are AWESOME for putting up this tute! It was so much easier than I thought it would be. Thanks so much!


Megan S July 19, 2009 at 7:12 am

Hi Amanda,

Thanks so much for posting this. I love your fonts. I am having issues with posting this though. When I posted the font to my blog, all of the fonts show “Please pass in text” rather than my content. I’m trying to use the “pea ink & post” font. It’s not on my blog at the moment because it drives me crazy to leave it up there for people to see. Is there an easy fix to this? I appreciate the help. :)


Emily July 19, 2009 at 8:38 am

I got my font to work, but it’s not my title! It’s my “About me” and I have no idea why its pink…it’s supposed to be blue.

I would really appreciate your help! Thanks :)


alicia July 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I love this! I used Pea Tracy font, and it almost looks like my own handwriting!


Leah Fox July 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Hi Amanda,
I left you a message early…my blog address is http://[email protected]. Just wanted to let you know my fonts are working for my post titles! I don’t know if you already had time to fix them, or if it was because I turned my computer off…anyway, yay! It’s working! My titles are pink, instead of dark brown, but atleast I have them now! =0) Thanks so much for helping all of us “regular” make our blogs so much cuter! =0)


Jamie July 19, 2009 at 7:12 pm

LOVE all your fonts! Thanks so much for helping me to pretty-up my blog!! You’re the best!


Dari P July 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

Looks too cute! Thanks for the directions, that was intense ;)


becky@oursweetpeas July 20, 2009 at 11:47 am

You ROCK!!! LOVE THIS! Great tutorial. I am off to play some more!!


Sarah Lynn July 20, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Thanks for the tutorial! It was easy to figure out and now my blog looks pretty. Thanks for writing it! I found you through shabby blogs. :)


Robyn July 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Ugh I can not figure out what I am doing wrong but nothing will show up. I read through some of the comments here and thought at fist maybe it was the old font version but I just dl these today so they should be updated or no? LOL :-)

But I love the tut, I just need to get it to work. Going to try with a different font and I hopefully will be back to just say “thank you” again and “I did it finally”, lol :-)


Robyn July 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

One other question that might be the problem. Will this work if I have Sidebar Title Images? Or would I have to remove them and then try it. I thought the image would just cover the default text like it does now using the sidebar title images rather then text so then I so I took out that code on the code sheet but it still didn’t work.


jessie July 20, 2009 at 8:36 pm

you are a rock star! thank you thank you thank you. I wanted my blog to look more fun, but not over done.


Robyn July 20, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I’m back, lol :-) Okay so I figured out why it was not working for me. It was because I didn’t click on “Advanced HTML” when doing my template at the website. So then I try it on my test blog and it worked perfectly but then I loaded it on my scrappin blog and it partially works, lol. It shows the new font in my sidebar title but not in my post title and I tried your suggestion on centering the titles and it didn’t work out for me either, so any help you can give me would be wonderful!

I posted your button on my site weeks ago when I found your tut on customizing your blog template background, which I loved by the way!

Also BIG THANKS again for taking the time to do all this, it took me forever to read through the comments trying to figure out if anyone else had the same problem, so I can only imagine how long it takes you.




Robyn July 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm

P.S. I do have Post Title Icons to the left of the title but I took them out and tried it and it still didn’t work. I refreshed, closed window and reopened it, and I even restart my pc and nothing works HELP :-)


Robyn July 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Oh boy I don’t know what is going on with the silly thing. But I tried switching out the ‘’, as you said and it did not work so then I tried changing my template to Minima template and tried it again, of course switching back the above ‘’, and no luck either way. I don’t know what happen to my blog but I guess I, well don’t know, lol :-) If you can think of anything else great but if not I still loved the tut :-)


Robyn July 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Okay I finally got it to work, YEAH! I’m dancing right now but you can’t see me, lol :-) Again many thanks Amanda!


scrappy_anna July 21, 2009 at 2:47 am

hi amanda!
i sooo love this tutorial… after almost a day, i was able to create a major blog face lift! LOL! now i need a new header as the old one doesn’t fit anymore… i soo love my new blog…and the fonts are sooo cool, it added a different look! i love it! thanks for this!!!
more power and good luck!



Kristen July 21, 2009 at 8:32 am

P.S. I have your button on my blog’s sidebar rolling icon thinga-ma-jigger!


Kristen July 21, 2009 at 10:53 am

I don’t see where my other comment went so pardon if this is a duplicate…but this is working only in my sidebars (the font changing)…it doesn’t change the way my post titles look. Please help!


Anna July 21, 2009 at 2:09 pm

PLeeeeeease help me put your AMAZING fonts on my blog.

My blog is almost a fetus compared to yours- i Haven’t even started posting properly yet. Please help me make it pretty like yours!!

I followed all the instructions really closely but nothing is happening!!!


Jennifer July 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Hi! I have been trying all day to get your fonts to work, I have repeated the steps over and over and I still can’t get my titles to show up! They just disappear! Help!


Cara July 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

These were FANTASTIC instructions and they worked like a charm. You can head on over to check it out if you have the time. I’m in the process to doing several upgrades right now, but this one is my favorite so far!


Cara July 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm

These were fantastic instructions and they worked like a charm. My blog is!


Kelly July 22, 2009 at 5:21 pm

this was so stinking easy! i was done so quickly and it worked perfectly. thank you so much for this, i’m sending all of my friends here to do this! :) you are great at tutorials, you should keep it up!


Wife of Rob July 22, 2009 at 9:25 pm


I love your fonts but I have Typepad. I couldn’t get this to work. I went through all of the steps to the letter. When I clicked back on my blog, it had deleted all of my blog template/formatting. I had to delete the files in order to get my blog back. Is there a way that I can use all of you cute fonts on Typepad? I am putting your button on my log now….you have got some precious stuff!

Thanks for helping,
Jen B


Shelly Oliver July 23, 2009 at 7:29 am

Hi! I have been trying to use the “Pea Aimee” font. I downloaded it & unzipped it. Then you said to click on that link to start uploading it and the link doesnt work for me. Is there anything you can do to get it on my page?! I put your button on the right side of my page :)
Shelly Oliver


Erin C July 23, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for the great tutorial! This is awesome!!! Love the way it looks on my blog –


Melanie Martin July 23, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Oh my Gosh!! Thank you so much!! I love it, however, I have one problem. I have a 3 column blog and for some reason the left side bar font hasn’t changed? Any suggestions?


sarah gray July 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been dying to change the fonts on my blog and now you’ve helped me figure it out!

Is there a code to change the font for my linkbar at the top?

I am going to link you from my blog!
Come by and check it out… (and see if you you can help with my linkbar :))


Mel M. M. McCarthy July 24, 2009 at 6:09 am

Thank you SOOoooh much. You made a complicated process (complicated for me at any rate) really easy to follow. Your instructions & trouble shooting tips were AWEsome! :O)


nami July 25, 2009 at 4:01 am

hi amanda,
I did it finally! thanks so much for sharing this fun stuff =)


melissa stover July 26, 2009 at 12:11 am

It’s wonderful! so much fun to play with. thank you for the easy tutorial and cute fonts.


melissa stover July 26, 2009 at 12:12 am

now if i could just change the fonts on my nav bar!


Jaime July 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Thanks for the new fonts. I added the fonts to my sidebars but only 1 of my 2 sidebars changed fonts. How do I get my other sidebar to change?


Katie July 26, 2009 at 10:28 pm

First of all, thanks SO MUCH for doing this! This was really helpful. By any chance, though, could you tell me how to change the font for the title of my blog in general? When I followed the steps, only the titles for the individual postings changed, not for the whole blog (hope that makes sense). Thanks again!!!


Jana July 27, 2009 at 9:50 am

Looks like I finally got it to work!! However, is there anything different you need to do when editing the color or font or will the changes eventually take effect? You don’t need to add anything different on the blog’s html?


Ivy July 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Thanks for your tutorial! They are a great help to me since I started my blog lately. It’s my first blog.
By the way, why my second type of font for my blog title doesn’t work?
I only manage to change the fonts of post titles based on your tutorial.
Would be grateful to get feedbacks from you.


Amber July 28, 2009 at 11:51 am

Thank you for this little trick! I know you spent a long time getting it all written out, and I appreciate it so much! I love my blog, and now, LOVE my blog because of the cute font! It was actually easy to follow your directions and get it down.

Thanks so much! I’ll be checking back frequently for more tips and tricks!


Amanda July 28, 2009 at 12:01 pm

My blog title is showing up blank but i made sure everything was correct and spelled the right way and its still coming up as blank.


Amber July 28, 2009 at 8:20 pm

I am having the hardest time with this! I have been working on it for over a week little bits at a time! I am following every direction exact but I feel I am doing something wrong. Isn’t there a live demo I can watch to help? The link isn’t working on the one posted.


Rani Jones July 29, 2009 at 9:22 am

OH my goodness – what a great tutorial! I was directed here by Roxanne Bradford and I am so excited to have successfully changed my fonts! Thank you, thank you! Now I am going to check out your other posts about blog buttons and hopefully singatures! I appreciate your wonderful tutorial!! :)


Calista July 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm

I don’t know if you’re still checking this, but I’m having a problem. I’ve followed all the directions and its working great, except one of the colors won’t change. It is pink and no matter what number I put in it doesn’t change.

If you can help, that’d be fantastic!


Stephanie July 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I changed the font of my sidebar and post titles. I also put a signature on my posts…Thanks so much for the help. These are things I have been wanting to do for a while now and because of you, I did it!! PS…any suggestions on how to get a cuter font for my post entries…nothing too fancy just something cuter?


Mariah July 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Thanks so much the font worked on my posts and one side of my blog but not the other side what can I do?

thanks again!


Shinae July 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Thanks so much for taking your time to post this! It took me FOREVER to do it, but my blog looks so much better. :) I’m having a hard time trying to get my header to change. Could you please help! I followed the directions and copied and pasted the code to the bottom, but it’s still not working at all. Thanks so much!!


Rachel July 29, 2009 at 9:57 pm


What a great and genius “how to”, but simple for those of us just starting!
Thank you so much, Amanda!

I’ve done everything perfectly I think, but when I look in the “edit html”, I cannot find the place where it says ….i’ve tried the “find” tool and even looked little by little through the whole thing.

My website is currently using a template, could that get in the way?
I feel SO close…hahah just so far away too.



Sarah Jolley July 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Hi Amanda! I just discovered your site and I must admit…i love it! I tried to put one of your fonts on my blog and it worked, sort of. It worked except the colors are not what I thought I programmed them to be. Can you please hlep me????


Natalie A July 30, 2009 at 1:19 am

Thanks so much for this! I have added a ute font on my blog! Wonder if you can guess which one it is!!


The Hand Crafted Cottage July 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm

HI! I need help!!! I’ve gotten to the part where i’m suppose to click on EDIT in file manager (this part: Go back to the File Manager and click on the pencil (Edit) by the blogger-sifr.js file. ) For some reason I can’t click on the Edit button… I can click on all the other things (rename, delete…) just not the edit thing so I can’t go any further!

THanks for any help you can give me!


Ruth July 31, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Well, I finally got it to work for me. I tried before but accidentally didn’t download the other 4 files so therefore no worky!

Thanks so much for everything you do. LOVE the fonts, site, tutorials. You’re the best.


Andrea July 31, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I could just kiss you. Honestly. You don’t know how long I have been trying to figure this out. There’s no way I would have figured it out on my own. Your directions are so clear and easy to follow. I can’t wait to direct my friends to your incredible site!


lori@allyouhavetogive July 31, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Amanda!!! There are VERY few things in life I’ll read directions for, but on this rainy afternoon…I READ and your tutorial WORKED and it’s fabulous!

I’ve got a new font in my title!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!



Sarah July 31, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I just change it on my blog! Very cool! Thanks now I am going to check out the next tutorial.


Rachael July 31, 2009 at 11:42 pm

I am also coming up with all 3 headings blank. I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of and my code is definitely exactly the same. It just doesn’t seem to be working for some of us. Please help! :)


Rachael July 31, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Oh, and I added your button to my blog! ;)


inderpreet singh August 1, 2009 at 12:16 am

nothing different is happening to my post title.
please help.

i already have account on that’s why i used it.i hope is ok:>


Carolyn August 1, 2009 at 9:46 am

Thank you so much! Your fonts are fantastic, I had such a hard time choosing just one =)


Catherine August 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I love love love this information. I tried it twice and could not figure it out. the second time i thought i had done it perfect but when i went to my blog it was blank i read and reread your example for typos and could not find any. Will you help me please????


The Hand Crafted Cottage August 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I still cannot click on the edit button (at this part: Go back to the File Manager and click on the pencil (Edit) by the blogger-sifr.js file. ) I created another new account and this time made sure that i clicked on the advanced HTML verson…still couldn’t click on it though!! Any more suggestions??


Eloise August 2, 2009 at 5:24 am

hi, i tried to get the writing on my blog working i think i got everything right but it doesnt come up with it at all, i was wondering if you could help me with it ?! ive rebooted and everything but i stil cant seem to do it ,the font i wanted was pea ky ky (with the litle heart)if that helps.
followed the steps and everything but it hasnt worked checked the coding and everything still isnt working

please could you help me with it as i cant do it :@?!

my blogspot is

and my email is attached with this where it says e-mail





Melissa Nickle August 2, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Thanks for the instructions, it worked wonderfully both on my business blog as well as on my personal blog. I love it!


Jennie August 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I love the fonts but I am having trouble with my colors. I changed my color for he font and hit save and still it would not change to the colors that I want. Can you please help? How do I change the colors of my font and get them to show up on my blog.


Chelsea Daigle August 3, 2009 at 1:58 am

I am so proud of myself for being able to do this! Thanks for the tutorial.

One problem: Whenever you click on the title, to be taken directly to the post, the titles changes back to the normal font. How do I fix that? The sidebars, aren’t giving me problems, only the title.

If you could, I would really appreciate an answer via e-mail. Thank you again.


onada August 3, 2009 at 5:47 am

Awesome! My blog looks sooo pretty!


onada August 3, 2009 at 6:25 am

Hi Amanda,

I tried to use this on my business blog –

however the font is changed on the sidebar but not on the post titles. Can you help me please :)


brooke August 3, 2009 at 10:16 am

Your website is so cute and has been so helpful! i LOVE your fonts!!! I tried to change my post header fonts, and after all that confusing and hard work, they showed up, but only for a day. Now when i go to my blog they don’t even show up, not even late :(. i went back and redid everything but its still not working! its like it just quit. please help if you can! my blog is THANK YOU!


Rasha Gardner August 3, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Hi! First off, I LOVE your blog, and I just love you!!!


I followed it all and I am getting a double titles…. I checked if I posted it wrong or if I missed or deleted something and I don’t know whats going wrong?? Help me pleaseee!!

My blog is private, but I will add you. Thanks again!


everyone loves fashion August 4, 2009 at 10:23 am

Hey! I just wanted to say a BIG thanks to you,cause everything is working! Check it out! :))))


Aimee August 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

AAAGGGHH! I openly and willingly admit that I am a computer idiot and that your instructions seem as simple as pie. Having said that, I can’t seem to make them work. Help, please? I have done everything the way I should in my mind, but since it doesn’t work, I most likely didn’t. Nothing changes.
My blog is
E-mail is listed.
Please, please help.


Jennie August 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I am having trouble getting the colors to be all the same colors. There are 3 colors on my blog. One for the date, one for the title of the post and one color on the side where I have my links, and I put in to same color code on all three codes that I changed. Can’t I change the color to when I change my background in the future? and how do I do that?


Sophie August 4, 2009 at 4:59 pm

thank you so much this was piece of cake!!!


Courtney Kirkland August 4, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Hi! Love the fonts, but it changed all my fonts on the right side, but didn’t change the ones on the left…hoping you can help :)


Jennifer August 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! Thank you. My personal, family blog is now much cuter! :)


Alicia August 5, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Thank you so much for posting this :) I am so happy that my blog has a makeover. I love it now! How do you do other things like a signature at the bottom of your posts?


kristi askew August 6, 2009 at 11:01 am

I’m feeling silly, but I can’t get it to work. My blog looks just like it did before doing this process – same old boring fonts. I wanted to use peasqueaker. Help me, please! Also, I can’t find your email to send you an invite – my blog is private. Ugh. I’m such a mess. Sorry. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Heather August 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I am working on setting up and changing the font with the instructions above. I am stuck at the part that says… Now it’s time to implement the code into your Blogger/Blogspot blog. Go to your Dashboard. Click on Layout, then Edit HTML. I can’t find the LAYOUT and then edit HTML button anywhere on my dashboard! Can you help me find where it would be or where I can do thsi?


Jessica August 6, 2009 at 10:26 pm

thanks! i didn’t think i could do it but i did! yay!


Liene August 9, 2009 at 2:48 am

Thank you SO much for this! I’m not sure if this is mentioned in the other 500+ comments, but I changed the “fitexactly” from true to false because the font was cutting off and that fixed it. Thanks again for this post – you write with such clarity – it’s great!


Beth August 9, 2009 at 6:59 am

Thanks so much for this tutorial!! I love it! And I love your fonts too!!


Kerri August 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm

For allowing people to comment and ask for help – I give you the award of Most Patient, Helpful Person Ever. :) I’ve gone through the tutorial a couple of times and checked and double-checked for errors, but I’m not having any luck finding them. My site remains the same as always. What am I doing wrong?? Thanks for everything! Your websites are fantastic and your dogs are so, so cute!


Brittany August 9, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Hey Amanda! First of all, thank you for the amazing fonts. I absolutely love them. I am having trouble getting this to work. I am onto the step where I am uploading my files on and have done the 4 I got from here but when I upload my font file it isn’t showing up as an SWF file? I don’t know what the deal is. I did the SIFR generator and anything. I’m sorry if this sounds like a stupid question but I just can’t figure it out. Thanks so much!


Sherry August 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Hello Amanda. I am back to inform you that I got my code to work!!! I just kept on trying and eventually i got it. Although, I have still not been able to figure out how to fix the font color? I tried using the firefox add on that you suggested and put those codes in but it’s still pink on my sidebars. I was also wondering what steps i would need to take or would i have to re-do the whole process in order to change the font? my site is Thank you so much for all of your help and for having such lovely font’s and site.


Willa Corinna August 10, 2009 at 11:12 pm

I’m still very much new to the blog-world so there’s nothing even on my blog yet. I’ve attempted to upload the “everytime I miss you” font to my titles but there are two problems. The first is it hasn’t changed my title, “A Cup of Tea and A Side of Life” and even though I have chosen a color off of color picker, a nice grey tone, the color is still coming up pink.
Thank you, thank you,


Tacy August 11, 2009 at 7:40 am

Hi Amanda! Thank you so much for this fun and helpful tutorial! I love the way your beautiful Pea Ash fot looks on my blog! Go take a looksee.
P.S. I’m not sure if I did something wrong with the layout I’m using, but some people said they can’t leave comments. If you have the same problem, I’m sorry. I don’t know quite howto fix it…


Georgina :) August 11, 2009 at 7:59 am

Hey Amanda , I Sure Do Appreciate The Hard Work That You Put Into Making Our Blogs Brilliant . I Have downloaded One Of You’re fonts , Pea Makana ( Soooo Cute ! ) and would really love to have it as my blogger post titles . I Have followed all the instructions down to The T But the only problem i have is on . The other four files that we were told to upload have the Pencil next to them but The File Which has the font in does not :( So I Am unable to use this super cool font as my post titles . I Do understand that this is not you’re fault but i was just curious to know wether you knew how to fix this , being very computer savvy and all that !

Keep up the hard work .


sugarpink icing August 11, 2009 at 11:03 am

thank you for sharing yr genius knowledge, after 2 days of trial and error, Ive managed to do this. . . thank you so mucchhhh:)


Megan August 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I am pretty sure a lot of people asked this already but I didn’t know their answers… When I change the color for the date, sidebar and post title, only the date and sidebar colors change. I don’t know why the post title color won’t change when I used the same color for all of them. Do you know why this might be? If I’m retarded it’s okay you can just tell me.

Also, thank you for sharing your talent with everyone! These are so cute and amazing. You are very kind to share this gift and love with everyone else.


Megan August 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm

nevermind. it worked miraculously! thanks!


sugarpink icing August 11, 2009 at 8:04 pm

oppps amanda can u help me, the fonts works but ive lost the date . . .


Naomi August 12, 2009 at 5:04 am

Thank you! Tried it and even though it was a bit a work to begin with it was well worth it. I’m still considering changing colours, sizes etc. Thanks again!


kelly August 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm

i’m to the point where i need to color colors- that’s not my problem. how do i change the font in my heading?


Kristal August 12, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Ok, I want to send you an invite, but I don’t know your e mail address, but I keep just losing my titles. they go blank! And I tried what you said in the tutorial, but it still didn’t come up! ug! HELP!


Alysha August 12, 2009 at 11:22 pm

I just want to say thank you for taking the time to do this. I love all your fonts and it was soooo hard to pick just one. But… I did and I love it. It was a lot more work then I thought but it was definitely worth it. I found a like to your page off .. so I give her all the credit for doing what I have to my site… But I just want to thank you again… because of you my site looks AMAZING!!!

~ Alysha


Cherry August 13, 2009 at 4:13 am

sorry but what is a swf file?


Aubrey Smith August 13, 2009 at 9:17 am

Amanda- Your website is amazing. I love all of your fonts, and tips. I could seriously spend hours on your site. I am slowly learning how to improve my own blog, but I couldn’t do it without you.


Meg August 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Thank you so much for all your help! I absolutely love your website! I changed the font for my post titles, but I can’t get the color to change on the sidebar titles. I change the color and the post titles change but the sidebar stays pink. Am I doing something wrong?


Another Jessica August 14, 2009 at 9:12 am

I’m ready to pull my hair out!!! I have been trying for 3 days now! After downloading a font (from your site of course) and following the link to convert to swf file, EVERY TIME it says, “not a ttf file” I’ve tried using their file converter about a million times now. I don’t know what to do!!! Someone, anyone, please help me!


Sarah August 14, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Your tutorial was awesome!!! It took me a bit to get it working right but now I will be able to make changes SUPER easy! You rock!


Erica August 15, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Thank you Amanda, this is great! Tyne from The White House sent me over after I asked her how she did it!

My only question is, is there any way to get a separate font for the sidebar titles?
Thank you again!



Tiffany August 17, 2009 at 12:08 am

Thanks for your great tutorial. Worked great on my blog!


Ashley August 17, 2009 at 2:24 am

Thanks for the cute fonts! It worked on my site, however sometimes my blog title and description jump to the left, to the center and then back to the left.
Also, is there any way I can make the blog title/description different from the other titles?

Thanks so much, your site is amazing!



Jennie August 17, 2009 at 8:37 am

Hi Amanda!
I LOVE you blog and all the time you have spent helping others make their blog super cute too! My only problem is I can’t get the sidebar title colors changed. It’s pink…and I don’t want pink! ;) My blog is private but I will add you…Do you think you can help me?
Thanka Again!


Kelly August 17, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Hi Amanda,

I’m just starting a recipe blog: and I got my fonts changed, but the post title seems too far away from where the post actually starts. Is there a way to change something to make there not be so much space between them? I used another font for my other blog: and I love how it turned out!

Thanks so much for your help!


Hizzeather August 18, 2009 at 3:42 am

Found your site yesterday and am now OBSESSED. I successfully re-did my sisters blog ( with your help, and I redesigned mine today. Mine looks great (IMHO), except the post title fonts won’t change. I re-did everything 3 times and re-started and everything. I looked through the many comments (I guess no good deed goes unpunished…you’re a saint), but I’m afraid my problem is unique. I would appreciate your insight, when you have the time.

Thanks! You’re a doll!



Lindsay August 18, 2009 at 7:43 am

Hi there! I was glad to find your website and try out the fonts and everything. I set up a new blog and had the format & font done perfectly, just as I wanted, per your directions. The next day, I log in only to see an error “Your account has been disabled.” No reasoning, nothing I can do, apparently google can do this at any time for any reason. So I have lost my blog posts, among other things. In the help section on google, it says it is most likely because I’ve violated their terms of use. Has anyone else had this problem and do you know what I did wrong and what I can do to avoid this next time??


Kenzie Rowley August 18, 2009 at 10:44 am

I can’t get mine to show up and I have triple checked it! I can’t figure out what the problem is. My blog is private so I will send an invite. Thanks!


Meghan August 18, 2009 at 11:29 am

I love your blog. I find it very helpful! I am done everything twice and for some reason my titles are still not showing up? Do you have any insight on what I am doing wrong. I have check everything and it looks right. Thanks!


Kenzie Rowley August 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I got it to work! I was being retarded before! Thanks for such great instructions!


Maggie August 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm

I love these tutorials- they’re great! One question though. I would like to to change my blog’s heading title (not just individual post titles) to a font different from either the post titles and the post text. Any advice?


Ronda Simpson August 19, 2009 at 1:54 am

Hi Amanda!!
I followed your tutorials very closely. For some reason I still cannot get the font to show up on my blog. I went back over the tutorials and double-checked code…etc.
Can you help me please?? :)



Tiffany Crabtree August 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I can’t get my titles to show up, I’ve doubled checked everything and even erased and done it again with no luck. Please help.
my blog I’m trying to do this to is (a joyful life)
thanks so much.


Tiffany August 21, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Never mind, I got it working. I’ve got two blogs done and am working on the third, come see.


Cecilia M. August 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Just wanted to say thanks so much for your tutorials. I had been wanting to spice my blog up a bit but had no idea how to until I stumbled upon your blog. Thanks so much!!

Awesome work!

And if you want to check out my new fonts, you can see them at :-)


Aisling August 23, 2009 at 7:54 am

Hi Amanda!
I followed your tutorials very closely. For some reason I still cannot get the font to show up on my blog. Is there any other way? :)
Thank you…


Allison August 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm

You are brilliant! Thanks for all you do!


Bren Yule August 24, 2009 at 10:32 am

OK-You guys ROCK! I was sondering how to do this!!!!
I got it right the first time!!!! Wahoo!!!!
Still learning thought…not sure how to get ride of the tool icon on the side…hum, sure you are swamped with newbys asking questions…finding my way! big hugs, bren


Iris August 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Amazing, thank you so much!! You are seriously the TOP:)
Thanks from Madrid:)


Jeni August 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm

For anyone with a white background on their blog who doesn’t like how the old text shows before the pretty new stuff, I just changed my post font color on Blogger to white. That way you never see the old stuff before the new stuff!


Grace C. August 25, 2009 at 11:23 am

Amanda-Thank you so much for all the wonderful fonts and tutorials…it is all so fun to play around with!! My question for you is I have had your fonts on my blogs for awhile, but now I would like to just change the color of the fonts to match my new background. I changed the code for the color in the blogger file, made sure there were no typos(I think:) and saved it, but the new colors aren’t showing up…the old ones still are. I wasn’t sure if I was doing something wrong. Are you able to just change the color or do you need to go through the entire process again? Thanks so much for your help!:) Grace


Grace C. August 25, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Amanda-Never mind my previous comment. I just downloaded the blogger file again and changed the colors and sizes in the new file…and it worked great:) Feel free to check out my blog though if you would like. Thanks to you and Shabby Blogs, both of my blogs look great!:)


Bright August 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Your tutorial is really helpful. However, I have a problem where my sidebar links would disappear when I hover my mouse on top of it. Help?


Halley August 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Hi Amanda, I’m trying to get my post titles, etc, changed, but nothing is happening! I have messed around with the template a bit and wonder if that had something to do with not being able to change them? Thanks.


Amie Mendenhall August 26, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I would like to change my title font (like our names at the top) and I would also like to get it to the bottom somehow. Would you be able to let me know how or do a post on it? Thanks!!! (Loved this post)


Hannah August 27, 2009 at 1:18 am

Comment number 611! Ooohwee!

Thank you leaps and bounds for such a great tutorial. It was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Perfect.


Aisyah August 27, 2009 at 7:35 am

Hi Amanda!
this tutorial really helps.
i hv used a cute font on my blog, using one of your fonts.
you can check out my blog and see for urself.


Sylvia August 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I am so pumped to get your fonts onto my blog, I just love them!!!

However,I’m not computer savvy at all and I have tried a few times to follow the tutorial (exactly) and I have yet to see any difference with my blog. I just don’t know what I am doing wrong. I’m brand new to blogging and I’m just working on getting it up and running. I have retraced all of my steps, numerous times but still nothing. Would you be willing to help a deperate blogger who so badly wants to use your sweet fonts. Im trying to get this finished before school starts. I will send you a link to my blog.



Kortney August 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Thank you so much for posting this! The only question I have now is how do I get a cute header? I got the font that I wanted and figured out how to get that to work but I would love a cute image to go with it.


Janet August 27, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I’ve done all the steps but I still can’t see the font. I went through and made sure my template was set to minima I copied and pasted the code above and then I erased the part where it said to the following
I changed al;l three to this. And nothing shows up? What did I do wrong?


Janet August 27, 2009 at 5:38 pm

by the way my blog is Not sure if I sent that to you or not?


Kortney August 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm

my blog is just in case you wanted to check it out. Thanks so much for all of this info and all of the fun fonts!


Jennifer August 27, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I’ve been so determined to figure this out! Yey! Thanks for the tutorial. I love the post titles now on the blog… wish I could figure out now how to change the font of the header. Is that on your tutorials somewhere? Did I just miss it? Thanks again for all the hard work you’ve obviously put into this.


Jessi August 27, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Love it! I’ve been looking for this! Thank you. :) Great job laying out the steps for us! And gosh, I just love the handwriting fonts! Question…I’d like to have the pics/buttons like you do for the headers on my sidebar on my blog…how do I do that? Thanks again!


brandi August 27, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Amanda, this tutorial is fantastic, and it worked perfectly the first time. Unfortunately, I was trying to add a new background off of Shabby Blogs and it wasn’t working, so I changed my template and lost the new font. I wasn’t too concerned because I figured I could just redo it, but there is no longer any code with . I have no clue what to do! The blog looks fine, except for the header; it’s just missing the new font.

Any advice would be appreciated more than you know!


Phyllis August 28, 2009 at 6:13 am

Mine is only working in bits and pieces. I’ve got the header and description, along with the sidebar, but the individual post titles and dates haven’t changed. I’m not sure what I did wrong.


Jessica August 29, 2009 at 7:36 am

Thank you so much for your perfectly organized tutorial. I love my new font! I am hooked on your site for good now ;)



Nicole August 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Great tutorial! But I can only get it to partially work. I’ve managed to change the font on my post titles, but not on my sidebars. And on the post titles, I can’t change any of the attributes like size, weight or underline. I thought maybe my inline CSS was overriding the external CSS options so I took out any of those specifications I could find.

If you could take a look, that would hugely appreciated!

Thank you!


Kendra August 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I love your fonts!!!! I have followed your instructions (and double checked everything) to use a cute font for side bars and titles and nothing happened? Any ideas or help? My blog is


Kendra August 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm

OH thank you! thanks you! I swear i checked that code but thanks for your help!!! I got it to work! :)


Carin August 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Hey Amanda!

I did this awhile ago, had you help me, and it worked great for about a month. Then all of a sudden my titles decided to disappear… not sure why. I tried going back in and downloading and re-doing the entire thing, but it is still is just giving me blank titles. Any suggestions or ideas??



Sara Bonds August 31, 2009 at 10:22 am

Thank you so much for the tutorial!


JEN August 31, 2009 at 10:35 am



Cyanilla August 31, 2009 at 3:29 pm

God bless you guys.Was roaming the internet for a tutorial like this, and finally made it.Hopefully the effects will last.Thanks.


Jessica September 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Ok I am sort of having the same problem as Casie or question #6.
I can’t get the three other files. When I download it gives me the option of…
open with and choose a program
or save file
I have tried both I can’t figure it out.


Jessica September 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Ok so I figured that part out. I did everything but it’s not showing up on my blog, and where the title and date used to be it’s blank/gone. Thanks, sorry I am a total airhead.


jessica September 2, 2009 at 10:21 am

I must have a problem with my SWF font file. I have tried it over and over again. It shows like yours when it’s true type, but when its swf it’s different. I really must be an air head right?


Amanda September 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Thanks for the tutorial! I had no trouble following your detailed instructions. And your fonts are so cute! I’m impressed I could even pick one.


Barclay September 2, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Well I gave it ago! Im trying to figure out how to do the other side bar though. Actually i’d love to have my post titles one font and titles on the sidebars something else??


Barclay September 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm

How do figure out the name of my third column?


darci September 3, 2009 at 11:22 am

i LOVE your fonts, thank you x100! and THANKS for this tutorial…i would never have figured it out on my own.


Amanda September 3, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I love your site and I have found so much useful information here!

I have installed a font and I love the way it looks, but I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to get the left column to show the new font. I followed your instructions on copying the code and changing only the line to the name of the third column (in my case left-sidebar), but it is still not showing up. Any suggestions?


Padgett Hoke September 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

Thank you so very much for the great tutorial! I was a little nervous embarking on this, but you made it so very very easy! I giggled with joy when I saw my new site with all the fun fonts… yipee! thank you thank you!!


Anna September 5, 2009 at 2:05 am


I feel pretty savvy when it comes to figuring this stuff out, but I’m thinking that I have a lot more to learn! I feel pretty confident that I did it all right.
Nothing changed.

I don’t know how you would be able to figure it out, but you’re a really smart lady & I’m hoping that you can!

Thanks a bunch,


MissDaisy September 5, 2009 at 11:30 pm

The font only change in the side bar.
The titles of the posts don’t change.
I don’t understand what I made wrong.
Thanks for the tutorial.


Lisa in Oz September 7, 2009 at 6:50 am

It worked for me – thank you!

However, for some reason the font won’t show up in Internet Explorer – only in Firefox. Any idea why?


Sylvia September 7, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I just want to say thank you for taking the time to answer my e-mails. I’ve have stretched and learned so much through your tutorials ~~Thank you~~Thank you~~~Thank you!!! I left the computer alone for a few days…deleted everything that I had tried (for the fonts) and started from scratch. IT WORKED and I’m so thrilled in how it all turned out! I love all your fonts and suggestions. Thanks to you I have the blogs I love!!!~Sylvia aka Mama Mia

p.s. Amanda: I sent you an invite to my blogs so you could have a look. Let me know what you think.


Joyce September 8, 2009 at 9:20 am

I love your tutorials and your website. I downloaded the font “Amanda” for my blog. It worked in both sidebars BUT NOT THE POST TITLES. I have double, double checked for typos. I am using the Minima template. Any suggestions on how to get the new font to work on the Post Titles? Sorry if you received this twice.


Michelle September 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Thank you so much for your easy to follow directions on how to change my fonts. This is something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. I’m still trying to figure out how to create a header so that I can have a fun font there too, but that’s for another day. Thanks again!


1LuvnMama September 9, 2009 at 2:53 am

Hi Amanda!
I love your site and the work you do! Thanks so much for offering your expertise.

I have questions.

1) I’ve done everything, step by step, even the final step without typos, but nothing in my blog has changed. Same boring blog font is still there. What am I doing wrong?

2) I was reading Carrie’s comment (#190). I thought maybe I had that problem too.

3) One last thing for clarification, I copied my username from ( If I insert/paste it in the places you instructed . . .,, and . . .then it should work right? I don’t know what else to do and I’ve racked my brain on trying to get this to work.

Please, please, please help me! ;o)


Catherine September 9, 2009 at 8:49 am

YAY! It worked for me! Well, after I realized I had the wrong address it worked. ;) Now to go change more things to make my blog pretty. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


1LuvnMana September 10, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I just want to say I love your work! Thanks for always sharing!

Had questions which I do hope you’ll get back to me on. I can’t get my font to change . . nothing happens. I did everything you said to do, even the final step. Why is it that so many of us are having the same problems?

Please, please, help me! I’m looking forward to a response. Can’t wait to get a facelift on my site!


1LuvnMama September 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Hi! I just want to thank you for always sharing with us! Love your work!

Had questions. I can’t seem to get my post titles to change . . . nothing happens. I followed everything step by step, even the last step. Why is it that so many of us have problems?

I look forward to hearing back from you. I desparately need a facelift to my blog. Help me please! :oP


DigiLover September 10, 2009 at 11:46 pm

I have been searching everywhere for a tut on changing post titles and I stumbled across yours. I’ve attempted several times to follow your tut and I feel like a real dumbo as it’s still not working for me. I’m sure it’s something really simple that I’m doing wrong but I’m not good with coding so it’s not hitting me in the face.

Are you able to check mine out for me when you have some free time – much appreciated. Let me know what you need from me to get access.

thanks Amanda



amy September 11, 2009 at 9:38 am

Thanks! Post titles and sidebar look amazing. Once I follow your tutorial, I’ll definitely put up a button as a thank you for helping me learn how to make my blog nicer!


Elizabeth September 11, 2009 at 3:02 pm

thank you so much! i got the new fonts to work for my post titles and sidebars, but how can i change the font of my blog header?


bry September 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I love the blog design hints and tip and tutorials you have on your blog! I downloaded some of your fonts and i love them! I was so excited when i saw how to change fonts and add page breaks! thank you for the tips!! woot woot! i heard about you thru

thanks again!!


bry September 11, 2009 at 6:18 pm

ooh – how do i change the font of my footer, like yours is changed? I can’t seem to figure that out… Help please?


Sharon September 12, 2009 at 11:25 am


I’m a DIYer and your tutorial was excellent. You accurately predicted exactly what I was going to do wrong and helped me trouble shoot to find the problem.

Would love you stop by and admire your handy-work! Thanks for the great tips. I’m a new subscriber via RSS and have a strong feeling I’ll be back!


Cammie September 12, 2009 at 2:34 pm

How do I get your fonts to work for my 3 column blog. I’ve seen other peoples blogs that have your fonts and also have a 3 column blog. Could you help me figure out how to get it to work for me too?


anna September 12, 2009 at 6:19 pm

WOW! i read through this quickly the first time and thought…no way! went back and actually did it! AWESOME! thanks for the EXCELLENT tutorial! just redid a friend’s blog and am about to redo my two as well! thanks for the help!


anna September 12, 2009 at 6:20 pm

WOW! i read through this quickly the first time and thought…no way! went back and actually did it! AWESOME! thanks for the EXCELLENT tutorial! just redid a friend’s blog and am about to redo my two as well! thanks for the help!


Cammie September 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm

I saw your note about how to do the 3 column blog. Now the problem I’m having is that I can’t change the Post Title font color from blue. No matter what I change the code to it won’t change the color, and blue doesn’t really match my blog. Can you help me?


Victoria September 12, 2009 at 11:07 pm

hey there, my blog is and my titles aren’t there. I checked and double checked against yours, and it’s still not showing up. I used one of your doodle fonts, and then realized that it replaced text,so I needed touse a regualar one. I tried using pea biggio, but like I said, not showing up – please help! Thanks so much!


Cammie September 13, 2009 at 12:10 am

I was able to fix my problem, but thanks anyway!


Kate September 13, 2009 at 6:58 pm

I’m not sure what I did wrong. I rechecked everything and can’t see why the new fonts are showing up? Can you help me?


Aly September 14, 2009 at 2:40 am

I love your tutorial, very detailed! I’m having some problems, however. I think I did everything right, I double-checked all the code and restarted by computer to see if that would help, but the old font is still there and the new one doesn’t show up at all. Here’s my site (very much under construction! :-)

Thank you!


JEN September 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

It’s not showing my font on either sidebar. What do I need to do?


Kate September 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I had to restore my template due to some other blog issues but now the font shows in the date instead of the title and not in the color I selected. Can you help me?


Kate September 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm

nvm got it


Donnelle September 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Thank you so much Amanda!!! Worked the first time, the tutorial was so easy to follow!!!!


Abra Michelle September 14, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Hi there! I came across your amazing blogsite via google sometime back and LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!! Thank you so much for your generosity. I used this trick of yours a bit back but now feel comfortable enough to show you how it all came out. Hope you like it.

Oh and THANK YOU again! ;D


Abra Michelle September 14, 2009 at 10:14 pm

OOPS!!! Forgot to put up the address directly to my blog.

Oh and I wanted to tell you how super duper easy it was even in the wee hours of the morn.


Jarrie September 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I tried to get the font thing to work, did it twice and I can’t make it happen, what am I doing wrong???


Jelli Bean September 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for the font change help. I like the new look. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the signature tutorial work for me.


Danielle September 17, 2009 at 2:11 am

Hello. I tried this and followed all the steps correctly and came up with a blank title. I typed my swf font file address and it is working so I am not sure what it is I may be doing wrong… can you help me?? I made sure I had the minima template… tried restarting my computer and nothing… I still had blank titles, and it also took away the date? Is that normal?? Hope you can help cuz my blog needs a new look!! Thanks.


Kali Ponder September 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Hi my is Kali and I went through your tutorial like 3 times. I can’t figure what I did wrong. My blog is private. if you could email me your email address then I can send you an invite. Thanks so much!


Larissa Wardrip September 18, 2009 at 6:07 pm

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I am so excited!! I’ve been working on making my blog more spiffy and this worked amazingly!! Thanks sooo much!!


Casey September 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Hi. Can’t get mine to work. Two ideas – never received a confirmation email from the webs site, nor can I seem to figure out how to confirm it directly on the web site. Could this be it?

Also, I use a Minima Stretch template. Does that matter?



Hannah September 19, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Thank you so much! I did this on my test blog and I love it! I’m going to have to download one of your fonts (because they ARE really cute) instead of the one I’m using, before I put it on my main blog. But thanks so much! :)


PS Here’s the link to it, if you’d like to see it:


MommyBrainNW September 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Thanks for this great tutorial … love my new font :)


Paradiso Flowers September 21, 2009 at 2:37 am

We love your fonts and doodles!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with everyone. We have posted your link on our blog (hope you don’t mind)….

:-) Happy blogging and keep up the funky work.

The Paradiso Team


Jenna September 21, 2009 at 8:21 am

grrrr….. I literally have been at this for two days now. I don’t get what I am doing wrong. I have restarted and restarted m computer. I have deleted and re downloaded the fonts. I have zipped, and unzipped, I have done it all over and over…