Disable Google Fonts


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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.


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


Appears to function well.

I very much do not want Google or any other giant company watching everything my users do and there is no need to be pulling fonts as a default. The so called speed benefit of using Google fonts is not worth the privacy issues.

Thanks for the plugin!

very useful for multiple scenarios

Very useful plugin for use in countries where Google is blocked. And of course it serves other purposes too, such as local site development and simply reducing the amount of external calls.

Thanks for keeping the plugin in active development and remove the Google fonts from the default themes too.

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


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


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