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@font-face not loading for Wordpress site

Posted on 2015-01-08
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I can't figure out why my custom fonts are loading.

I've tried entering this in both the theme's stylesheet: avada/style.css and in Theme Options > Custom CSS

@font-face {
    font-family: 'ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi;
    src: url('http://7pwc.moshpitdigital.com/fonts/ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi.eot');
    src: url('http://7pwc.moshpitdigital.com/fonts/ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
         url('http://7pwc.moshpitdigital.com/fonts/ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi.woff2') format('woff2'),
         url('http://7pwc.moshpitdigital.com/fonts/ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi.woff') format('woff'),
         url('http://7pwc.moshpitdigital.com/fonts/ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi.ttf') format('truetype'),
         url('http://7pwc.moshpitdigital.com/fonts/ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi.svg#ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi') format('svg');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;
}

   body { font-family: "ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi", }
   h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 { 
   font-family: 'ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi',
   font-weight: 400; }
a { font-family: "ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi", }
   li { font-family: "ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi", }

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After digging through Firebug, it seems I cannot overwrite the following:

body {
    color: #747474;
    font: 13px/20px "PTSansRegular",Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
}

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I've also disabled any fonts in the Theme Options as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22971475/how-to-add-custom-font-for-avada-wordpress-theme

The file path's are correct with valid files. However I can't get my css to overwrite the theme's stylesheet:

Any idea why my fonts won't load?


P.S. What is the correct way to refer to file paths without having to use the entire file address? I see many examples of @font-face using url('/fonts/example.ttf')

I don't understand how to deploy this properly without writing the full address. My font files are located in http://7pwc.moshpitdigital.com/fonts/.

Thank you, any help appreciated.
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Are there any error messages in the console of the dev tools?  Also under the network tab you'll see if the fonts have been loaded or not.  Please report back.
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Weird, the fonts finally rendered, I'm guessing it was a cache issue with my browser.
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Can anyone explain to me the rules in how to refer to a local file without typing out the whole address?

a.k.a

@font-face {
    font-family: 'ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi;
    src: url('http://7pwc.moshpitdigital.com/fonts/ITCAvantGardeStd-Demi.eot');

without having to type out the full address.
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