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Todd McKinney


Hi, Greg:

I was working on the same matter a few weeks ago. It’s complicated. You need to utilize Google fonts to push the font to the end-user computer with edited CSS code like this:

@import “http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Ubuntu:400,700,400italic|Nixie One|Cutive”;

Then find the CSS class you’re trying to change, and write the code in Appearance/Edit CSS, like this:

.aesop-cover-title {
font-family: ‘Ubuntu’, cursive;
color: brown;
font-size: 100%;
font-weight: 700;
letter-spacing: -100px;

.aesop-article-chapter {
font-family: ‘Ubuntu’, cursive;
color: grey;
font-size: 200%;
font-weight: 700;

I still can’t find the class that is associated with the body text. If you’re using Firefox, use the Web Developer plug in, and set it to reveal ID classes and information.

The Chapter component was finally unusable to me for a couple of reasons, so I made a chapter like this, editing in the ‘text’ rather than the ‘visual’ window:

<span style=”color: #a81201; font-family: Ubuntu; font-size: 36px; font-weight: bold;”>CHAPTER 1</span>
<span style=”font-family: Ubuntu; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold;”>Birth on the Island of Zug</span>

Anyway, getting what you need out of Novella (or any other theme, I guess) is a combination of taking what you like and using whatever other tools you might need (like plain ol’ html code) to get the job done.

Good luck. Google fonts works well …