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Remove Google Fonts from your WordPress Theme

How to Remove Google Fonts from your WordPress Theme

I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately, to implement a ‘Remove Google Fonts’-option into CAOS for Webfonts.

At first, it looked like a neat (and logical) feature to add to my WordPress plugin. After a bit of research it turned out that it would be overkill, and against my principle of writing efficient code.

I noticed a few WordPress plugins provided a partial approach, simply because the full approach can’t be done. Not without taking measures outside the scope of my plugin or making sacrifices in performance. So, I though of an alternative: a complete guide on how to remove Google Fonts from your WordPress Theme.

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Host Google Fonts Locally

How to Locally Host Google Fonts and Leverage Browser Caching

Google Fonts. Every WordPress blogger uses them. It’s an easy — if not the easiest — way to improve your blog’s looks. Pagespeed Insights. We’ve all heard of that too. And we all want to achieve the highest possible score. Both are brought to you by the same entity we’ve come to know, love — and hate: Google. Love, because they gave us these beautiful fonts. Hate, because as soon as we use them, it lowers our score on Pagespeed Insights!

Today I’m showing you how you can achieve the best of both worlds:

  1. Maintain your high score on Pagespeed Insights by leveraging your browser cache, and
  2. Keep using your Google Fonts by hosting them locally.

And I promise you, it couldn’t be easier.

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