Learn how to change your blog’s typography in less than 15 minutes, like a boss!

After posting my Essential Guide To Creating A Stunning Reading Experience, it came to my attention that a lot of people out there don’t know how to change the fonts used in their blog design. So as a follow-up, I thought I’d write a tutorial about how to change fonts on your self-hosted WordPress blog. And then I thought, why not take it a step further? Why not do a LIVE tutorial where people can actually watch how it’s done?

How & Where

Thanks to Google+ Hangouts, this type of thing is easier than ever. Using the Hangouts feature, not only can I host a LIVE tutorial (for free), but I can also share my screen so you can see me in action. When the Hangouts On Air feature is activated, I can also broadcast the event to an unlimited number of viewers (as opposed to only 10 participants in a regular Hangout). At the same time, Google+ automatically records the Hangouts On Air session to YouTube when it’s finished.

I thought it was a brilliant idea, and I hope you do too! Using Hangouts On Air I’ll be walking you step-by-step through the process of implementing different fonts into your blog design.


The event will take place on September 22, 2012 at 12pm PDT. The tutorial should only take 15 minutes, but I wanted to make sure to allow extra time for questions.

Bonus Opportunity

On top of that I’ll be giving 9 VIPs the opportunity to be active participants in the Hangout with me! I’m going to make time for a Q&A session after the tutorial to clarify or troubleshoot with each of them. Once their questions are all answered, and if time allows, I’ll take questions via the comment section on the Google+ Event. Here’s what you have to do to qualify for one of the VIP spots:

  • Share this post – via Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. When you do, be sure to @mention me in the post (@DustinWStout on Twitter, +Dustin W. Stout on Google+ or @dustn.tv on Facebook).
  • RSVP to the event on Google+ – That way I can make sure to add you to my circles! Click here to go to the event page.
  • Comment below with a link to where you shared this article.

I hope you’ll be able to join me on September 22! If you can’t make it, I’ll be giving all my email subscribers the private link to the recording after the session is over, so be sure to subscribe if you can’t make it!

[This is part of my Blog Design Essentials series. You can view the other posts in the series here.]


  1. undistractedtyler says

    I got really excited…until I realized I had to wait two weeks. You’re killin me, smalls. I’ll just wait in the corner until my timeout is over.

  2. Lyn says

    Hi Dustin,

    I’m wondering if you recorded this back in 2012?

    If so is it possible for you to email me a link to it?

    I’m about to take on my WP site which is only very basically set up so I’ll be wanting to make some changes to the CSS files (which is how I understand the headings etc throughout the site have been created & which I want to change the fonts for). I know how to do other things within my theme but not that!

    Cheers and many thanks for all the great posts on G+, I’m enjoying it all :)


  3. Ruth Vasquez says

    I am also interested in the record. Could you pleeease send it to my email?
    Thank you in advance,

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