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ACF: Google Font Selector

Description

This plugin allows you to create a Google font selector field with different options. The plugin also creates the font request in the theme header to autoload the fonts if you’d like. Font variants and charsets can be selected separately to make font loading more flexible and optimized.

Font options added to any options page will always be enqueued. Any fonts added to post pages will only be enqueued when that specific post is displayed.

Google API Key

To grab the font list from Google you’ll need an API key. This is free and easy to do, take a look at this guide to get an API key.

ACF Compatibility

This ACF field type is compatible with both ACF 4 and ACF 5.

Thanks

Usage

Once installed the list of Google Fonts will be retrieved from a static file included in the plugin. If you would like the list to be pulled from the Google API you will need to define your API key. You can do this in Settings->Google Font Selector in the admin.

For Developers

There are a few more advanced controls you can set to make the plugin do your bidding. If you would like to hard-code the API key and disable users from seeing the nag screen and setting panel you can define the ACFGFS_API_KEY constant.

define( 'ACFGFS_API_KEY', 'your_google_api_key' );

The ACFGFS_REFRESH constant can controls how frequently the plugin checks the Google API for updates. The value is in seconds, 86400 would be a day. The default is set to 7 days.

define( 'ACFGFS_REFRESH', 259200 );

If you would like to disable the automatic enqueueing of fonts you can use the ACFGFS_NOENQUEUE constant. The fonts are only enqueued automatically when this constant is not defined. Define the constant to disable enqueueing.

define( 'ACFGFS_NOENQUEUE', true );

If you want to modify the fonts that are loaded on a page you can use the acfgfs/enqueued_fonts filter. This should return an array of fonts with variants and subsets needed, something like this:

array(
    'font' => 'Open Sans',
    'variants' => array( 'regular', '700' ),
    'subsets' => array( 'latin' )
)

New in 3.0.1 is the ability to control the fonts displayed in the dropdown. If you only want to give your users access to a smaller portion of Google fonts you can use the acfgfs/font_dropdown_array filter to modify the array that is used to generate the dropdown. Please return an array where the key and the value are both the names of the font.

add_filter( 'acfgfs/font_dropdown_array', 'my_font_list' );
function my_font_list( $fonts ) {
    $fonts = array(
        'Raleway' => 'Raleway',
        'Lato' => 'Lato'
    );
    return $fonts;
}

Screenshots

  • ACF control for field creation
  • The user-facing font settings

Installation

Automatic Installation

Installing this plugin automatically is the easiest option. You can install the plugin automatically by going to the plugins section in WordPress and clicking Add New. Type “ACF Google Font Selector” in the search bar and install the plugin by clicking the Install Now button.

Manual Installation

  1. Copy the acf-google-font-selector-field folder into your wp-content/plugins folder
  2. Activate the Google Font Selector plugin via the plugins admin page
  3. Create a new field via ACF and select the Role Selector type
  4. Please refer to the description for more info regarding the field type settings

Reviews

Keeps saying API is incorrect

Great plugin in concept, but it seems like it needs to be updated in order for it to work. The API keeps saying that it is incorrect. Also, in the ACF it doesn’t seem to display what it is supposed to.

Very unfortunate. I was looking forward for a plugin like this.

Doesn’t work anymore

Doesn’t work — 🙁 —, probably due to the fact that there were no plugin updates in the past 2 years.
Abandoned?

Read all 5 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“ACF: Google Font Selector” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.0.1 (2015-04-26)

  • Added acfgfs/font_dropdown_array filter
  • Fixed a faulty font preview mechanism when multiple font options are added
  • Fixed an error when web safe fonts were selected

3.0.0 (2015-04-21)

  • Updated for WordPress 4.2
  • Font previews in the backend
  • Added Hungarian translation
  • Complete rewritten and better documented
  • Uses transients to store fonts
  • Better behaviour on font change

2.2.1

  • Updated for WordPress 4.1

2.2

  • Much more efficient font enqueueing
  • Separated out common functions: ie: code is better 🙂

2.1

  • Font requests are now merged properly
  • Added field checks and syncing

2.0

  • Complete rewrite, fonts will need to be set up again
  • Font loading is now much better and selectable
  • Dropped ACF 3 support
  • Added ACF 5 support

1.0

  • Initial Release.