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Using custom font stack and fonts.com in New Lifestyle template

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Hello,
We are building out a site using the NewLifstyle template. The Designer has chosen a font from fonts.com. At the moment it would be loaded via a .js in the head. (there are other deployment options as well)

The font stack is a global change - and I'm not sure the best way to integrate to the template.

I assume it has something to do with editing the templateDetails.xml file to add the new font stack option in the template manager.

I wanted to ask before I experimented - as there are other people working on the development site.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Hi Chris,

How do you aim to manage the font?
Is it to be loaded via the template admin settings?
Or just loading via the custom.css file?

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Hello Paul,
I was thinking it should be in the template admin since it is defining the base font for everything. That is where I would normally change the font for the whole site.

I'm still new to this - so please correct me if I'm headed in the wrong direction!

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Hi Chris,

Are you downloading the various font files to upload to the site?

Do you have the font working now using js?

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Hello Paul,
Actually - just realized I'm not using the .js anymore - there is a linked (to fonts.com) css stylesheet in the head now.

I can reference the font in, inline or in custom.css - and it renders properly.

I was just feeling that it should be part of the font stack that is in the template manager - so that it is the initial starting point for the site's body font/heading font/ nave font etc...

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Hi Chris,

It does involve changing some files to show the font via the admin

If you check out this thread

www.joomlabamboo.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&view=topic&catid=516&id=112255&Itemid=215#124999

This covers the file to change

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Thanks Paul,

So I made the edits to templateDetails.xml that I presumed were correct in my first post - everything appears to be working!

Thanks for your time!
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No problem

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I should mention - you need to keep a copy of the files if you update the template

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