Self-Hosted Google Fonts

Description

An easy way to self-host all your Google Fonts for increased Privacy or to meet a law requirement.
Theme and plugin authors are often unwilling to offer a self-hosted method and it’s quite laborious to download and upload each of the required font.

This plugin makes it all easy. It will scan all CSS on your site and automagically download and host on your server the necessary Google Web Fonts.

How it works:

  • Converts all Google Font enqueues to locally hosted CSS files.
  • Scans and converts any inline style tags using @imports for fonts.
  • Processes all the local CSS files that weren’t properly enqueued (bad authors?).
  • While doing so, downloads all the required Google Fonts to your server.

Features:

  • Automatic self-hosted fonts with no effort.
  • Compatible with all themes and plugins.
  • Supports IE9+ and all modern browsers.
  • Optimized code benchmarked for performance.
  • Built-in cache for processing.
  • Compatible with cache plugins and Autoptimize.
  • API and hooks for theme & plugin authors.
  • Uses unicode-range for optimized fonts when using multiple subsets. Google officially does this too, but other solutions for downloading fonts don’t support this.

Dev Notes

Cache: The most common reason for a failure. If you have a cache plugin, clear the caches.

It will not work with JS solutions like WebFont Loader. If you’re a developer, you can still use this plugin’s API to get the needed CSS and files to convert your WebFont Loader. I will post instructions on support forums if there’s interest.

Installation

  1. Upload/Install and activate the plugin.
  2. Go to Settings > Self-Hosted Google Fonts, Enable Processing and Save.
  3. Clear all caches from any cache plugin you may have active.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload/Install and activate the plugin.
  2. Go to Settings > Self-Hosted Google Fonts, Enable Processing and Save.
  3. Clear all caches from any cache plugin you may have active.

Reviews

Another step to minimize the Google footprint

Hi Asad,

Thanks a million for this great plugin.

Your plugin has changed all references to Google fonts on the Google servers to local URIs.

This comprises template styles as well as plugins, which referred to the Google servers.

Thanks again.

Jörn.

installiert, aktiviert, Seite geladen und läuft super

Vorher umständlich durch Anleitung aus einem Tutorial ca. 20 Dateien von einen Theme bei Google runtergeladen und auf den Server gepackt.

Danach nach einem anderen im Tutorial genannten Plugin gesucht und DIESES gefunden. Nun bin ich Happy, dass ich bei zukünftigen Themes oder gar WordPress Installationen dies nicht mehr machen brauch, sondern einfach nur dafür sorge, dass dieses Plugin installiert und aktiviert ist. 😉

Hinweis: 1x bei der Installation aktivieren reichte bei mir nicht aus, sondern es musste in den Einstellungen nochmals gesondern eingeschalten werden.

Großes LOB! 😉

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.1

  • Added an option to toggle protocol-relative URLs for generated CSS files.
  • Fixed: Checkbox options not saving.
  • Fixed: Italics not getting correct WOFF2 files.
  • Added normalization to support regular/bold as 400/700.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.