New Tool Checks If Google Fonts Are Hosted Locally

Earlier this year, WordPress’ Themes Team began urging theme authors to switch to locally hosted fonts after a German court case decision, which fined a website owner for violating the GDPR by using Google-hosted webfonts. Since that ruling, German website owners have continued to receive threats of fines for not having their fonts hosted locally. The… Continue reading New Tool Checks If Google Fonts Are Hosted Locally

How to Make Google Fonts Privacy Friendly (3 Ways)

Are you concerned about the privacy issues and legal risks of using Google Fonts on your WordPress site? Google Fonts have been found to breach the EU’s privacy regulations. That means if you have website visitors from Europe, then you may be at risk of paying legal damages. In this article, we’ll show you how… Continue reading How to Make Google Fonts Privacy Friendly (3 Ways)

WordPress Punts Locally Hosted Fonts for Legacy Default Themes to 6.2 Release

In June 2022, WordPress.org’s Themes Team began strongly urging theme authors to switch to locally hosted webfonts, following a German court case, which fined a website owner for violating the GDPR by using Google-hosted webfonts. For years, theme authors have been enqueuing Google Fonts from the Google CDN for better performance, but this method exposes visitors’… Continue reading WordPress Punts Locally Hosted Fonts for Legacy Default Themes to 6.2 Release

How to Disable Google Fonts on Your WordPress Website

Are you looking to disable Google Fonts in WordPress? Loading too many third-party fonts can slow down your website. Visitors with a slow internet connection will have a better user experience if you use just a few system fonts. Plus, using Google Fonts can potentially make your site GDPR non-compliant, and no one wants that.… Continue reading How to Disable Google Fonts on Your WordPress Website

WordPress Theme Authors Are Moving to Host Fonts Locally

The WordPress Themes team is poised to change its guidelines on remote hosting Google Fonts and is once again strongly urging theme authors to host their fonts locally. Yoast-sponsored contributor Ari Stathopoulos published an update today to answer some questions the team has been receiving about fonts in themes: Historically, WordPress themes hosted in the w.org… Continue reading WordPress Theme Authors Are Moving to Host Fonts Locally