• Resolved pat5d

    (@pat5d)


    Hello,

    My site uses Spacious theme (Free version, 1.9.5) and the default font is Lato, which is a Google Font. I’ve read ThemeGrill’s FAQ on Google Fonts and GDPR, but it seems to apply to Spacious Pro, not the Free version, so I’m still concerned about the implications for Spacious Free.

    I have a couple of questions for you:

    In the ‘Typography’ section of the customiser (in Spacious Free), I can choose from Standard Fonts or Google Fonts. Presumably if I avoid the list of Google Fonts and choose any one of the Standard Fonts, my site’s fonts should be GDPR compliant – is that correct?

    However, the default Standard Font appears to be Lato, a Google Font. Is it hosted locally in Spacious Free? If so, does this mean I can use Lato throughout my site without having to worry about GDPR?

    With many thanks in advance for your help,

    Pat

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  • Hi pat5d,

    To use a Google font in your WordPress theme, whatever the theme is, (Spacious Free or others), you have to :
    – consult https://fonts.google.com/, select the font you would like to use, then select its weight.
    – as explained, you have to add :
    1) between <head> and </head>, the lines starting with <link…
    The <head> section is in the header.php file in the Edit theme files menu.
    2) in additionnal CSS to personalize Spacious, the line starting with font-family:… at each necessary time. This is the most difficult step: find the right class to surcharge.

    Example: I changed the default font used for the main menu and for posts titles in https://iem.umontpellier.fr where the theme is Spacious Free.

    1) in the <head> section of header.php of Spacious (Free) theme:
    <link rel=”preconnect” href=”https://fonts.googleapis.com”&gt;
    <link rel=”preconnect” href=”https://fonts.gstatic.com&#8221; crossorigin>
    <link href=”https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Oswald&display=swap&#8221; rel=”stylesheet”>

    2) to change the menu font, color and size, in the additional CSS frame:

    /* main menu */
    .main-navigation ul li a {
    font-family: ‘Oswald’, sans-serif;
    color: #269;
    font-size: 19px;
    }
    /* posts titles */
    .post .entry-title {
    font-family: ‘Oswald’, sans-serif;
    font-size: 21px;
    line-height: normal;
    }

    Cheers,
    vr34

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by vr34.
    Thread Starter pat5d

    (@pat5d)

    Hi vr34,

    Thanks very much for your helpful response and for taking the time to explain this.

    However, I’d still be very grateful if someone from the ThemeGrill support team could let me know whether Spacious Free default font (i.e. Lato) is now loaded locally in version 1.9.5 instead of via Google’s servers. If so, then my site is GDPR compliant and I don’t need to take any further action.

    If, on the other hand, this font is still hosted with Google’s servers, I will have to take steps to ensure GDPR compliancy – I believe there are plenty of plugins available to help with this. Alternatively, perhaps a future update to Spacious Free will host Google Fonts locally by default? Might someone from ThemeGrill support be able to answer this?

    Many thanks again for all your help, vr34,

    Pat

    Hi Pat,

    I can understand: Google fonts are not GDPR compliant and I have no idea whether default font of Spacious Free font is from Google.

    Bunny fonts seem to be GDPR compliant according to the website: https://bunny.net/fonts/
    Maybe it is possible to replace default Lato font by a Bunny font in your entire website (?)

    vr34

    Thread Starter pat5d

    (@pat5d)

    Many thanks, vr34, that’s really helpful – I’ll check out Bunny Fonts.

    Thanks so much again for your helpful suggestions,

    Pat

    Hi @pat5d,

    Sorry for the delayed response as I was away on holidays,

    All the Google fonts available with the Spacious theme is hosted on the Google server and not locally. By default we have enabled the option to load the default fonts than the Google fonts with the Spacious theme.

    If you want to load the google font locally on your site, the option is available with the pro version of the theme of which we are not allowed to discuss more here. So, I would like you to contact us via the live chat here: https://www.themegrill.com/ and we will discuss more on this.

    Regards

    Thread Starter pat5d

    (@pat5d)

    Hi Barsha

    No problem about the delay – I hope you had a great holiday!

    Many thanks for your helpful explanation. So just to be certain that I haven’t misunderstood: you refer to loading the default fonts with the Spacious theme. The Spacious default font is Lato, so does this mean that it is loaded with the theme? (Or perhaps this only happens in Spacious Pro, not in the Free version?)

    Unfortunately I’m not in a position to upgrade to Spacious Pro at the moment, sorry, but thanks for the offer to discuss this on the live chat. If I decide to upgrade in the future, I’ll use the live chat to discuss.

    With thanks again for all your support with the theme,

    Pat

    If you a re using the Spacious free version 1.95 and choose the default font (Lato), then the fonts are loaded locally and not from Google! You can check this in the style.css of the theme.

    So there is no need to install other plugins or fonts if you are happy with Spacious free and Lato.

    regards, Frank

    Thread Starter pat5d

    (@pat5d)

    Frank, that’s such a perfect answer! Thanks so much for stepping in with this very helpful information – precisely what I wanted to know.

    Many thanks again and all the best,

    Pat

    Hi @pat5d,

    I hope you have understood everything and it is clear for you now. Let me know of anything confusion and I will be back,

    Regards

    Thread Starter pat5d

    (@pat5d)

    Hi Barsha

    Many thanks for coming back to me again. I think all is clear now, thank you, so I have marked this thread as resolved.

    Many thanks again for your continued support for this theme,

    Pat

    Hi @pat5d,

    Glad to hear that everything is fixed. Feel free to contact us in the future for any issues with the theme.

    Regards

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