Google Fonts loaded by Web Font Loader are loaded asynchronously and therefore hard to improve. After tweaking Super Stealth for CAOS, it was about time that OMGF received a premium companion to play with. Introducing: OMGF Pro.
Since v2.1.0 OMGF sports a nifty new feature called Auto Detect. This feature allows OMGF to automatically find the fonts your theme is using. Together with the ‘remove Google Fonts‘ feature, OMGF makes it incredible easy to boost WordPress’ performance.
Now you little detectives must want to know how we can be sure that OMGF has detected all the fonts! Today I’ll show you how to setup OMGF’s Auto-detect feature and confirm that all fonts have been captured.
After a lot of research (a few months!) I managed to implement an efficient way to do it. Version 1.9.0 contains an experimental option to remove any Google Fonts that are enqueued in your WordPress blog.
But, for those where it doesn’t work, or for those that want to have full control, I provided an alternative: a complete guide on how to remove Google Fonts from your WordPress Theme.
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:
- Maintain your high score on Pagespeed Insights by leveraging your browser cache, and
- Keep using your Google Fonts by hosting them locally.
And I promise you, it couldn’t be easier.