Sometimes (sans-)serif fonts just don’t cut it for what you’re writing. You’re posting a letter on your website and want it to look handwritten, or at least have the signature look handwritten. The handwriting shortcode provides you with a number of available handwriting fonts to achieve this effect.

Typewriter Font

A typewriter font is a little different from a monospace font in that it looks worn (and like it was typed on a typewriter).

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pic- tures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?”

And here is the code that generated the above text:

{{% typewriter %}}
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on
the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had
peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pic-
tures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,”
thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?”
{{% /typewriter %}}

Handwriting Fonts

{{% handwriting "font-name" %}}
This text will look handwritten.
{{% /handwriting %}}

Be sure to use %% and not <> as the one with % sends the content through the markdown parser, allowing you to still have bold, italics, etc. with your handwriting font. More here.

Available fonts are:

  • "allura"
  • "calligraffiti"
  • "dancing-script"
  • "daniel"
  • "euphoria-script"
  • "journal"
  • "kingthings-wrote"
  • "note-this"
  • "vag-handwritten"

All fonts come from FontSquirrel, a website devoted to providing 100% free fonts, including for commercial use.