Automattic’s popular blogging service WordPress.com just gained some new features that make it easier for its users to customize their sites. For $30 per year, WordPress.com users can now personalize their blogs with a wide selection of fonts from Typekit and those who feel comfortable with digging into the intricacies of cascading style sheets now get access to a refreshed CSS editor.
The new Typekit integration brings about 50 new fonts to WordPress.com. Users will be able to use these to personalize the design of the site title, headings and body text. The tool offers relatively fine-grained settings for customizing these fonts, including the ability to set font weight and size.
The CSS editor has long been a popular WordPress.com premium feature. It’s now being rolled into the same $30/yr Custom Design upgrade as the new font editor.
We Were Promised Jetpacks
For a while now, WordPress has promised to use its JetPack extension to bring some of its premium features to self-hosted blogs as well. While Automattic has added quite a few new features to WordPress.com since the release of JetPack, though, it hasn’t introduced any of these as (paid) services for self-hosted WordPress installs yet.