How to Customise your Shopify Store - Typography

How to Customise your Shopify Store - Typography

Customising the typography on your Shopify store is an important step in creating a unique and professional look that aligns with your brand identity. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

How to Customise Your Shopify Store's Typography

Step 1: Access Your Shopify Admin

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Once logged in, you’ll be directed to your Shopify admin dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Theme Customiser

  1. From the Shopify admin dashboard, go to "Online Store" and click on "Themes."
  2. Locate your current theme and click the "Customise" button to open the theme customiser.

Step 3: Find Typography Settings

  1. In the theme customiser, look for a section named "Typography" or "Fonts." This section controls the font styles used throughout your store.
  2. Click on the typography section to open its settings.

Step 4: Choose Fonts for Different Text Elements

  1. Headings: Select a font for your headings. Headings are typically used for product names, section titles, and other prominent text.
    • Choose a font that is clear and easy to read.
    • Ensure it matches your brand’s style (e.g., modern, classic, playful).
  2. Body Text: Select a font for your body text. Body text is used for product descriptions, blog posts, and other detailed content.
    • Choose a font that is highly readable at smaller sizes.
  3. Navigation and Buttons: You may also have options to choose fonts for navigation menus, buttons, and other interactive elements.
    • Ensure these fonts are legible and complement your headings and body text.

Step 5: Adjust Font Sizes and Styles

  1. Adjust the font sizes to ensure readability across different devices (desktop, tablet, and mobile).
  2. You can also customise the font weight (e.g., regular, bold) and style (e.g., italic) if your theme allows.
  3. Make sure the font sizes for headings, body text, and other elements are balanced and visually appealing.

Step 6: Customise Additional Typography Settings

  1. Some themes offer additional settings for line height (spacing between lines of text) and letter spacing (spacing between letters).
  2. Adjust these settings to improve readability and overall aesthetics.
  3. Preview changes in the theme customiser to see how they affect the appearance of your store.

Step 7: Add Custom Fonts (Optional)

  1. If you want to use a custom font that isn’t available in the theme customiser, you can add it manually.
  2. Download the custom font file (e.g., from Google Fonts or another source).
  3. In the theme editor (accessible through "Online Store" > "Themes" > "Actions" > "Edit code"), upload the font file to the "Assets" folder.
  4. Add custom CSS in the theme’s stylesheet to apply the custom font to your desired elements. For example:
    @font-face { font-family: 'YourCustomFont'; src: url('{{ 'your-custom-font.woff2' | asset_url }}') format('woff2'); } body { font-family: 'YourCustomFont', sans-serif; }
  5. Save your changes.

Step 8: Save and Preview

  1. After making all your typography adjustments, click the "Save" button to apply the changes to your store.
  2. Preview your store to ensure the fonts look as expected and are readable across different devices.


Customising the typography on your Shopify store helps create a consistent and appealing visual identity that aligns with your brand. By following these steps, you can ensure that your store’s text is not only readable but also visually engaging, enhancing the overall user experience.