Hosting Google Font locally

With recent news of German Court fining a website suing Google-hosted webfonts for violating Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have decided to host all google fonts locally for all our themes. Previously, Google Fonts was used by enqueuing from Google CDN which reveals user’s IP address which violates users privacy. More info: https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2022/06/18/complying-with-gdpr-when-using-google-fonts/

Latest theme update downloads a copy of Google font currently being used by the theme in your server. Then uses those files to load fonts without using google CDN this makes the theme compliant with GDPR.

If you are having issues after the update, please let our support team know by adding in a ticket at https://fireflythemes.com/support/.

3 thoughts on “Hosting Google Font locally

    1. You do not need to but Google Fonts as they are open source fonts. If you use our theme, the fonts are automatically downloaded in your host and used.

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