Disable Google Fonts

Description

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This plugin stops loading of Open Sans and other fonts used by WordPress and bundled themes (Twenty Twelve, Twenty Thirteen, Twenty Fourteen, Twenty Fifteen, Twenty Sixteen, Twenty Seventeen) from Google Fonts.

Reasons for not using Google Fonts might be privacy and security, local development or production, blocking of Google’s servers, characters not supported by font, performance.

Disable Google Fonts is a very lightweight, it has no settings, just activate it and it works immediately.

And it’s on GitHub.

Installation

  1. Upload disable-google-fonts folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload disable-google-fonts folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Reviews

Lightweight?

Using gettext-Hooks is not very efficient. (Handling fonts on a translation level is a strange idea anyway.)

There are much better and clear solutions out there, like the PHP snippet in this article.

The title of this plugin is too much generic, therefore misleading, since it’s about removing Google web fonts in themes shipped with WordPress only.

No word that “Open Sans”, used in WP until v4.5.x is dropped since v4.6.
So dreaming maintainers here. – No recommendation.

If you’re looking for removing all Google fonts, injected from whatever plugins or themes, then you could use the Autoptimze plugin. It has a checkbox to remove all web fonts from Google. Even async loading (non-render blocking for improving pagespeed scores) via the Google Font Loader script can be choosen there.

Works great for a raspberry Pi

So I was demonstrating my kiosk appliance with my access point appliance + LEMP stack. I installed WordPress, tested it was very fast. Like an idiot I forgot that in my flat all devices have internet access, so the fetching of Google Font by twenty-seventeen was holding up the entire page-load & render.

Using your plugin takes that problem off my hands without changing theme or writing my own plugin, so 5*. I just wish you used currying instead of having so many functions that are 99% the same.

Just works

I need to use a local copy of WP with no internet access. This plugin stops WP from trying to download fonts from google and then popping up error messages, which makes things so much easier to use.

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Contributors & Developers

“Disable Google Fonts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.3

  • Released on 12th December 2016
  • Remove fonts used in Twenty Seventeen.

1.2

  • Released on 9th December 2015
  • Remove fonts used in Twenty Sixteen.

1.1

  • Released on 29th December 2014
  • Remove fonts used in Twenty Fifteen.