The Best Free Web Fonts

Last Updated on September 29, 2022 by 14 Comments

The Best Free Web Fonts
Blog / Resources / The Best Free Web Fonts
Play Button

The fonts you choose for your WordPress website play a huge part in the overall design. It’s not an afterthought by any means. Just change all of your headlines to Comic Sans if you need to see proof! Okay, that’s a bit drastic. But, with typography, even the smallest change can make a significant difference. Thanks to the web (and especially Google), there are a ton of free web fonts out there to help you pick the best one. It’s also easy to implement these fonts into your WordPress website using WordPress typography plugins. So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration or for a font upgrade of your current site, I highly recommend you browse the list below to explore some of the best web fonts the design world has to offer.

The Best Free Web Fonts

Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel

Here are 40 of the Best Web Fonts (And They’re Free!)

1. Roboto


Roboto is meant to be a marriage between geometric shapes and friendly curves. It creates a natural reading rhythm and works well as title, headline, or body type. The condensed version, Roboto Condensed, is also extremely popular.

Get the Font

2. Playfair Display


Playfair is influenced by the transition of late 18th century writing/printing technology; when quills were replaced by pointed steel pens. It’s also influenced by typefacer John Baskerville and William Martin’s typeface for the “Boydell Shakspeare”. It’s great for titles and headlines.

Get the Font

3. Open Sans


Designed as a good neutral type face Open Sans is very friendly and readable. Good for titles, headlines, or body text.

Get the Font

4. Montserrat


This font was originally created by Julieta Ulanovsky. Her inspiration for the font design came from all the beautiful signs and posters she saw in Montserrat, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It looks wonderful on short headings with large letters in all caps.

Get the Font

5. Merriweather


This serif typeface is extremely pleasant to read in body text on all types of screens because it was built for the web. It also works great for headings as well.

Get the Font

6. Lato


Lato was specifically designed for corporate use. It has a professional look that lends itself well to use in various sizes. Its semi-rounded details also give it a warmth that appeals to the multitudes.

Get the Font

7. Bebas Neue


This sans serif “all Caps” font in extremely popular and considered one of the best free web fonts for good reason. It creates amazing looking displays for your website headers!

Get the Font

8. Noto Sans


Noto Sans is unique in that it was created to look great accross multiple languages. Because of the horizontal spacing between letters, it look great on body text and on pages with a lot of content.

Get the Font

9. Source Sans Pro


Source Sans Pro was designed primarily with user interfaces in mind. This will make a great menu font but can also be used for other things such as body text.

Get the Font

10. Oswald


This sans serif typeface is a wonderful font for the web because it was formed to fit the pixel grid of digital screens. It is a narrow font that won’t take up a lot of space so it works great for large headers with a lot of text.

Get the Font

11. PT Sans


PT Sans is part of a project called “Public Types of Russian Federation” meant to make displaying text in multiple languages uniform (similar to Noto Sans). This font is good for multiple purposes.

Get the Font

12. Rubik


The rubik font was designed by Philipp Hubert and Sebastian Fischer to create a sans serif font with slightly rounded corners in which the letters fit perfectly inside the squares of the Rubik’s Cube. The font works great for both headings and body text.

Get the Font

13. Nunito Sans


This sans-serif font is a non-rounded version of Nunito. It is a popular font for user interfaces and looks great for things like dashboards, restaurant menus, and price listings.

Get the Font

14. Fira Sans


This popular web font was originally desiged for the Mozilla FirefoxOS for clear legibility on all screen sizes. Use it as a modern type for multiple purposes.

Get the Font

15. Work Sans


This sans serif font is designed as simplified web font that looks great on all screens. Use heavier weights for large spacious heading displays and the regular weight for easy-to-read body text.

Get the Font

16. Poppins


Poppins is a modern geometric sans serif typeface based on the Devanagari design which highlights the geometric circle shape of this beautiful font. Feel free to use this font for both headings and body text for a design that is very pleasing to the eye.

In case you haven’t noticed, it is also the font used on our blog.

Get the Font

17. Josefin Sans


This typeface is a sister of Josefin Slab (also a great font). It was designed to be geometrically elegant and to add a vintage feel. Use negative letter spacing for larger headings and you can keep the nice default letter spacing it provides for you body text.

Get the Font

18. Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a sans-serif font crafted for the web and meant to be a general purpose font. Good for titles, headlines, buttons and body text alike.

Get the Font

19. PT Serif


PT Serif is the new addition to the PT Sans family so the two work well together as a font pairing. It is a harmonious type that works well for almost anything.

Get the Font

20. Muli


This sans serif font works great for websites that have minimalist design. It works best for large headings but can also work for body text as well.

Get the Font

21. Arvo


Arvo is a geometric serif typeface intended to be a “mixed” type good for multiple purposes. It can be used for titles, headlines, and body text.

Get the Font

22. Oxygen


This sans serif font was created by Vernon Adams with user interfaces in mind. It is designed to clear and legible so that it looks great on all screen sizes. Use it for body text, menu items, and buttons!

Get the Font

23. Raleway


Raleway is an elegant and thin san serif font that is probably best used for titles, subtitles, and headlines.

Get the Font

24. Noto Serif


Like Noto Sans, Noto Serif is created to look great across the web in multiple languages and is a great multi-purpose font that looks beautiful on all screens. Use it with Noto Sans as a perfect font pairing as well.

Get the Font

25. Nunito


Nunito is a slightly rounded sans serif typeface that works really well for large display typography. It is a popular font for user interfaces. Using the regular weight for large headings looks really nice.


26. Archivo


Archivo is a grotesque (older) sans serif type that has a nice technical feel. It looks especially nice on the web as a heading font.

Get the Font

27. Abril Fatface


As the name suggests, Abril Fatface is a “bigger” type. It is meant to be a revamp of classic Didone styles. In particular 19th century British and French advertising posters. This font is wonderfully elegant and is probably best for titles and headlines.

Get the Font

28. Exo 2


Exo 2 is a new version of Exo designed by Natanael Gama. This contemporary typeface has a technical and futuristic feel. Unlike Exo, Exo 2 also works great for body text.

Get the Font

29. Barlow


Barlow is inspired by California’s public (license plates, signs, busses, etc.). The design is slightly rounded and has condensed versions that make great headers without taking up a lot of space.

Get the Font

30. Slabo 27px


Slabo 27px is a unique typeface that (like its sister font Slabo 13px) is specifically optimized for viewing at the pixel size in its name. This makes it a great web font for clear, slightly condensed, and easy-to-read headlines.

Get the Font

31. Aleo


Aleo is a slab serif font similar to the popular Lato font. It is designed with sleek and semi-rounded details that make it a nice choice for headings and body text.

Get the Font

32. Quicksand


This is a display sans serif typeface that continues to be a popular choice on the web. It has a geometric design that looks great for headings.

Get the Font

33. Cooper Hewitt


This contemporary sans serif font is designed with unique geometric arches that work well with its condensed display. This font looks great in all caps as headings but can be also used for regular body text as well.

Get the Font

34. Ostrich Sans


Ostrich Sans is a modern sans serif font that’s great for titles, logos, and headlines.

Get the Font

35. IBM Plex Sans


This contemporary typeface was specifically designed to reflect the spirit of the IBM brand. It has neutral and friendly appeal that can be used for multiple purposes on your website.

Get this Font

36. Cormorant


This unique typeface was designed (mostly drawn) from scratch by Christian Thalmann. To highlight the intricacies of the typeface, use this font on your website for larger displays like headings.

Get the Font

37. Alegreya Sans


This sans serif font was originally designed for literature so it works really well as body text because of its harmonious paragraph spacing throughout.

Get the Font

38. Libre Franklin


This sans serif typeface is a contemporary version of the classic font, Franklin Gothic. Use it for headings or body text. Works really well if used as heading text and paired with Libre Baskerville as the body text.

Get this Font

39. Libre Baskerville


This beautiful web font is a high quality typeface that seems to be perfect for unique and readable body text. Works well if paired with Libre Franklin.

Get this Font

40. League Spartan


League Spartan is a single weight (bold) sans serif font that works well for creating strong and beautiful titles and headings.

Get the Font

What about Script Fonts?

If you found the list lacking in script (or handwriting) fonts, you aren’t wrong. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great free ones out there (Mali, Indie Flower, Pacifico, and Dancing Script to name a few). You can also check out this list of beautiful free & premium script fonts.

A Few Quick Tips on Font Pairing

When looking to update the typography of your website, it’s a good idea to consider how different fonts work together.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Keep it simple–don’t use too many fonts all at once.
  • Keep it readable.
  • Think in opposites. For example, pair a serif with a sans serif or bold with thin.
  • Or, keep it in the family. Use different weights and styles of fonts in the same family.
  • Try to match the mood of your content.
  • Experiment and keep what works.

(For Google Fonts you can also use their free Pairings tool)

For more info on font pairing, check out our full article on 7 key principles.

Final Thoughts

I hope this list of fonts will help aid the process of finding the perfect font for your next project. And remember, many of these fonts will have different weights and styles that you can tweak to create countless designs. So have fun exploring!



Want To Build Better WordPress Websites? Start Here! 👇

Take the first step towards a better website.

Get Started
Premade Layouts

Check Out These Related Posts

Easiest WordPress Themes for Beginners in 2024 (Compared)

Easiest WordPress Themes for Beginners in 2024 (Compared)

Posted on May 7, 2024 in WordPress

Choosing a WordPress theme can be overwhelming, especially for a beginner. No need to worry, though. We’ve combed through hundreds of popular WordPress themes to showcase free and premium options suited to those new to WordPress. Whether you need a free or a premium option, the products on...

View Full Post
MonsterInsights Review 2024: Worth It for Site Analytics?

MonsterInsights Review 2024: Worth It for Site Analytics?

Updated on April 16, 2024 in WordPress

Do you want to integrate Google Analytics (GA) on your WordPress website easily? Look no further than MonsterInsights. It offers invaluable insights into your site’s traffic, user behavior, and content engagement. As the leading Google Analytics plugin for WordPress, MonsterInsights empowers...

View Full Post


  1. This is really great collection of fonts that I very often use! My favorite are: Montserrat, Poppins, Playfair Display & Lato 🙂

  2. Thank you for your attention to detail and great writing style. Your professionalism shows in your article. I like your interesting views and appreciate your unique ideas. This is quality.

  3. Thanks for the wonderful article.

  4. Thank you for the handy overview Jason, all my favourites are in it and other interesting fonts as well.

  5. Hi to Jason and everyone! What do you think about combinate Montserrat (for titles and headlines) with Lato (for body text)?

    • Sounds good to me. Go for it!

  6. It would be great to have an instruction step by step how to use these great fonts on a divi site. I have never tried to do it.

    • David,

      That’s a good idea. Most of these fonts are built in to Divi so it would be easy to add them to your site. You could also just check out our premade layouts for some cool font inspiration.

  7. I gotta say, Josephin Sans and Exo are two of my favorite fonts. I probably use them way too much. 😛

    • Yeah. You need to bring the classy Comic Sans font into your life more.

  8. I get annoyed with myself as I love a font, it stays for a few months then I see another. Great choices here though. One thing I don’t like is gimmeky fonts, very ofputting. Good post here as always though.

  9. Good choices… I’ve used many of them myself 🙂

  10. I am using the Poppins for my Website already!

    • Great choice, Samar!

Leave A Reply

Comments are reviewed and must adhere to our comments policy.

Join To Download Today