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Talk to me about wordmarks

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My branding has colors and fonts. I can set the color codes but the font selection is pretty limited. It would be great to support Google Fonts at least. No need for fancy custom fonts, but one should be able to use the name of a Google Font (which is distributed via CDN across the globe, without a serious performance hit).

Fonts allow giving a true character and feeling on top of the colors. I wish substack adds this feature.

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Thanks so much for the great info! I have an issue, which is that I can't seem to change my social image. I've uploaded a new one, it shows up, saved it, etc. but when I get a Share link, the old image keeps appearing. It's maddening! What I'd really like to do is delete the old social image which Substack seems to have saved somewhere but I can't for the life of me see where after looking for hours. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Useful stuff for sure. But a plea to you Substack boss honchos: fix up your searchabilty. How come peeps can search on google for my exact post title, a phrase or even a Newsletter name, and get absolutely NO success. I can't even get a result using Substack's own search function to search for my own posts.

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You know what would be useful? A feature called Categories in which readers could consult a list of topics they might be interested in (like a pet care Substack might offer categories for Dogs, Cats, Little Critters, Animal Rescue, Pet Selection, etc.

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Thank you for the helpful information. I want to be able to choose a list of my most important publications that should be displayed in an appropriately labelled section on my home page. This list is not chronological and is not easily ordered based on the number of likes, views, comments, etc. Is there a way of calling viewer attention to such a list, and creating a custom list like this on the home page? Thanks again.

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Is there a way to add some custom text to the homepage? I'd love to add an small about section

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More fonts and a bigger wordmark. Then Substack will be the perfect choice for everybody. It is really that simple

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Is it possible to change the order of primary navigation so the home button is not the one farthest to the left?

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I need to know how Elle Griffin is able to display two rows of "Most Recent Posts" right below her hero post. Also, how she gets 4 post columns in all her groups on the home page. If you look at my homepage all I get is an option for "Most popular" and they are super tiny. Also, in my groups they only run 3 columns across the page.

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This is a huge help. Trying to wrap my head around sections and when to give readers the option to unsubscribe. I suppose I have a fear that doing something different will just have someone unsubscribe from everything when they get too many emails. So, I'm having a hard time with strategy around this feature.

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For the pages:

I added a page to my nav bar. I have my settings to move all archives to paywall after a certain time. Although this article states that a page doesn't go into the archive, my stand-a-lone page is going into the archive and then become unavailable to free viewers. Am I simply misunderstanding how the Page feature works, or am I doing something wrong setting it up?

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I have written an article, but I cant work out how to post it on my substack. It still says editing. I cant even work out who to ask, but Iam trying here.

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Hi. I don't see the wordmark option anywhere under basics..is it someplace new now? Thanks.

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“Pages are standalone posts hidden from your homepage that do not populate in your archive”

If they are hidden how do people see it?

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I know it might sound stupid, but one of the few reasons considering NOT to use substack is the wordmark being so small and that there is no option to make it bigger.

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