Support » Plugin: FontMeister - The Font Management Plugin » Font Squirrel – Font download failed!

  • WP3.5 multisite

    I can see the font previews, but the download fails – Fontmeister is only downloading the .ttf and license.txt file.

    I manually downloaded the @font-face kits, unzipped it and uploaded all files to /wp-content/uploads/fontmeister/ folder but nothing shows in the stack.

    the /wp-content/uploads/fontmeister/ folder permissions are 777

    I checked and the names seem to match

    very few plugins operating, don’t see a conflict

    I re-downloaded/installed fontmeister

    any idea what might get it to work?


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  • Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha


    FontMeister downloads the zip file for the font-face kit and unzips that. If you are getting only 2 files as a result of the unzipping that means the full zip file did not come across.

    What are the fonts that you have downloaded, and what is the URL of the folder with the files from a downloaded font?

    Fontmeister is only downloading the .ttf and license.txt file.

    sorry, I don’t know why I even said that… when I was on FontSquirrel there are two places to download fonts… I ended up doing both.

    no fonts are downloading through the FontMeister interface at all — they all get the download failed message

    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha


    Fair enough – that happens sometimes. Regardless, if you can help me out with the names of the fonts you downloaded and the URL of one such downloaded file, I can take you further from there. E.g. If you downloaded a file by yourself and unzipped it, the resultant folder would have a stylesheet.css file. Can you provide me with the URL of one such file?

    you mean my site URL?

    the fonts are not showing in FontMeister stack, so not using anything yet

    all the fonts on the fontmeister fonts list are getting the download error


    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha


    You said that you have manually put files in the “fontmeister” folder – I am asking for the URL over there.

    FontMeister creates a folder, wp-content/uploads/fontmeister. The fonts are downloaded to this folder. E.g. If you have downloaded “Caviar Dreams”, the folder automatically created is wp-content/uploads/fontemeister/Caviar-Dreams, and in it you will have a file stylesheet.css. I can typically access that file using the URL Now, based on your statements, I am assuming you created a similar folder for the fonts you manually put in. If so, what is the URL for the stylesheet.css file?

    sorry, I’m not going to post my site here.

    what you’re asking doesn’t address the issue that the FontMeister interface (on my installation anyway) is having trouble downloading; and secondarily it is not recognizing anything in the uploads folder.

    the stylesheet I manually downloaded is identical to the one you can download from FontSquirrel

    /* Generated by Font Squirrel ( on January 24, 2013 09:10:52 AM America/New_York */
    @font-face {
        font-family: 'ArchitectsDaughterRegular';
        src: url('ArchitectsDaughter-webfont.eot');
        src: url('ArchitectsDaughter-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
             url('ArchitectsDaughter-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
             url('ArchitectsDaughter-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
             url('ArchitectsDaughter-webfont.svg#ArchitectsDaughterRegular') format('svg');
        font-weight: normal;
        font-style: normal;
    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha


    sorry, I’m not going to post my site here.

    Then we will have to do this the hard way.

    The content of the stylesheet file is inconsequential; the path isn’t.

    and secondarily it is not recognizing anything in the uploads folder.

    And that is why I am asking you for the path to the file in the uploads folder. Since you refuse to provide that, please verify for me that you have a folder called wp-content/uploads/fontmeister/architects-daughter, and that has a file called stylesheet.css. The folder should match exactly, and there shouldn’t be any differences in the case.

    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha


    One more thing: if this is a multi-site installation, then the folder needs to exist in the uploads folder for the user for whom you are downloading the font (and that will be something like wp-content/blogs.dir/user-id/files/fontmeister).

    thanks for the tip, I have a feeling the problems are coming from it being a WP3.5 multisite – and not assigning paths correctly – not sure how to resolve that one

    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha


    I set up FontMeister on a multi-site installation and added the “Architects Daughter” font. I am able to add the font via the interface and include it in my stack. I haven’t applied the font to anything, but if you see the source code you can see that the CSS is loaded appropriately.

    One thing to try would be to go to FontMeister → Font Sources → Font Squirrel → Combine Font Squirrel CSS files, and set it to not combine the files. But that will only take effect if you are able to see the fonts to add to your stack, which you aren’t.

    Must be a problem with my site

    thanks for your time and support

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