WordPress Theme Authors Are Moving to Host Fonts Locally – WP Tavern

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 themes repository were not allowed to use third-party resources. This included images, javascript files, CSS files, webfonts, and other assets loaded from a remote server.

Google fonts was an exception to this rule…


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