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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#31552 closed feature request (duplicate)

Drop Google Webfonts from Core

Reported by: Hinjiriyo Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.1.1
Component: External Libraries Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

As this article shows (1) using Google Fonts in the WP core opens a privacy hole. As you can read in the article's comments Google Fonts even slow down whole WP installations in some countries like China.

"There is plugin for that...." - yes, but there are much more users not knowing that, as the WP team pointed out in the article "Our Philosopies" (2): "The average WordPress user simply wants to be able to write without problems or interruption." - and so does not want to search and install a plugin for such a special topic.

Using Google Fonts is also against the philosopy "Clean, Lean, and Mean". Just using the browsers' built-in fonts is sufficient.

I ask to delete using Google Fonts from the WP core and backend to improve privacy, security and performance.

(1) http://fontfeed.com/archives/google-webfonts-the-spy-inside/
(2) https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/our-philosophies/

Change History (1)

#1 @ocean90
7 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duplicate of #29761 and #26072.

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