Local Google Fonts

Description

Host your used Google fonts on your server and make your site more GDPR compliant 💯.

About 50 mio* sites use Google Fonts and in January 2022 a German court has ruled that using Google Fonts is a violation of Europe’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

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Installation

  1. Upload the entire local-google-fonts folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings => Google Fonts and decide which fonts should get loaded locally

FAQ

Will this load Google Fonts automatically?

Yes, if you check the option to load fonts automatically. Otherwise each font set must be manually triggered.

Is it Legal to Self-Host Google Fonts?

Yes. The open source fonts from Google Fonts are published under a licenses that allow you to use them on any website, no matter if it’s commercial or personal.

My fonts do not show up on the settings page, what can I do?

Fonts are discovered once they are used. Try to browse your front end first and get back to the settings page.

My fonts are not replaced, what can I do?

The plugin currently only checks fonts embedded via wp_enqueue_style if you use Google fonts via @import you have to change that first.

The Divi theme still loads a Google font?

The Divi theme has a custom implementation of Google Fonts. To use LGF with Divi disable Improve Google Fonts Loading on the Performance Settings page of Divi.

Reviews

July 8, 2022
this plugin is easy to use, and works well
June 25, 2022
Does its job when other more famous plugins fail. Sped up my website significantly. Simple to set up and use.
June 21, 2022
It does exactly what it says it will, and it does it well. It finds Google Fonts in use on the site (those it can detect, see the plugin's FAQ for details) and provides a simple button to host them locally.
June 21, 2022
Simple straight forward and, unfortunately, must have. What a terrible place to hang around the internet has become...
May 25, 2022
Simple and it works on differnt themes. I love it. THx. No external fonts anymore!
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

0.11

  • fixed: problem on customizer in Neve theme
  • fixed wrong domain on translations
  • update F.A.Q. for DIVI theme

0.10

  • fixed: rending issue on some fonts (please reload fonts if you use one of these: “exo-2”, “inter”, “jost” or “montserrat”)
  • fixed: some styles are not recognized and therefore not loaded.
  • improved: info about loaded font files on the admin screen
  • added timestamp to loaded font files to prevent cached fonts get loaded.

0.9

  • new: options to load fonts automatically

0.8

  • updated required WP version to 4.6
  • remove Text Domain header
  • added missing translatable strings

0.7

  • better handling of multiple “family” arguments in the URL

0.6

  • loading all variants if none explicit are requested
  • cache API requests
  • respect font-display
  • removes DNS prefetch and preconnect to Google server from page header

0.5

  • added option to flush everything

0.4

  • you may have to reload fonts so please check the settings page
  • improved handling of fonts
  • only loading required font files
  • supports now different types of variant declarations
  • add variants to list only if available in the source
  • added some css to improve settings page
  • you may have to reload fonts so please check the settings page

0.3

  • add explanation info on settings page

0.2

  • show info when no font is found
  • better handling of translated strings

0.1

  • initial release