Rise: Adding and Managing Custom Fonts

Article Last Updated

This article applies to:

Personalize your Rise courses by uploading your own custom fonts for headings and body text. Here’s how.

Preparing Your Font Files for Rise

Your fonts must be in WOFF files to work with Rise. If you already have WOFF files, you can skip to the next section and upload them directly to Rise.

If your fonts are in other file formats, such as OTF or TTF, you’ll need to convert them to WOFF files first. You can use any webfont generator, such as Font Squirrel or Transfonter. The following instructions are for the free converter at Font Squirrel.

  1. Launch Font Squirrel in your web browser.
  2. Click Upload Fonts.
  3. Browse to the font files on your computer and click Open. (You can convert multiple font files at the same time by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard as you select your font files.)
  4. Leave the conversion type set at the default option, which is Optimal.
  5. Mark the Agreement box to confirm you have licenses for the fonts you’re converting.
  6. Click Download Your Kit.
  7. Save and extract the zip file on your computer. It’ll contain several files. You’ll upload the ones with a WOFF file extension to Rise. See the next section for details.

Uploading Fonts to Rise

You can upload custom fonts to Rise from any of your courses, and they’ll be available in all other courses you create.

  1. Go to your Rise dashboard and click a tile to edit the course.
  2. Click Settings in the upper right corner of the course editor.
  3. Click Customize Theme near the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Manage Custom Fonts on the theme editor toolbar.
  5. Click Add Custom Font on the screen that appears.
  6. Enter a name for your custom font. (This is the name that will show in the font selectors in Rise.)
  7. Click the Upload button beside each font weight category (regular, bold, italic) and select a WOFF file from your computer. You don’t have to upload a WOFF file for all three categories, but you must upload at least a regular-weight font.
  8. Click Save to return to the custom font manager.
  9. Click the X in the upper right corner to close the font manager or click Add Custom Font to upload another font.

After uploading a custom font, you can apply it in any course you create. See the next section for details.

Applying Fonts to a Course

  1. Go to your Rise dashboard and click a tile to edit the course.
  2. Click Settings in the upper right corner of the course editor.
  3. Click Customize Theme near the bottom of the page.
  4. Select heading and body fonts from the drop-down lists. The preview area will refresh automatically so you can see how your font choices look.
  5. Click Save to close the theme editor, then click Close to return to the course editor.

Learn more about personalizing your course theme.

Tip: Custom Body Fonts Don't Show While Editing a Course

When you apply a custom font to body text, you won't see the custom font while you're editing the course. Just preview or export your course to see how it looks with a custom body font.

Editing Font Settings

When you edit a custom font you previously uploaded to Rise, courses where it was applied will automatically update with your changes. Here’s how to edit a font.

  1. Go to your Rise dashboard and click a tile to edit the course.
  2. Click Settings in the upper right corner of the course editor.
  3. Click Customize Theme near the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Manage Custom Fonts on the theme editor toolbar.
  5. Hover over the font you want to edit, then click the pencil icon that appears.
  6. You can edit the font name, delete WOFF files you previously uploaded, or upload new WOFF files.
  7. Click Save to return to the custom font manager, then click the X in the upper right corner to close the font manager.

Deleting Fonts

When you delete a custom font you previously uploaded to Rise, courses where it was applied will go back to the default font. Here’s how to delete a font.

  1. Go to your Rise dashboard and click a tile to edit the course.
  2. Click Settings in the upper right corner of the course editor.
  3. Click Customize Theme near the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Manage Custom Fonts on the theme editor toolbar.
  5. Hover over the font you want to delete, then click the garbage bin icon that appears.
  6. Click the X in the upper right corner to close the font manager.