HOW TO REMOVE GOOGLE FONT FROM WORDPRESS WEBSITE?
There are hundreds of types of Google fonts.
They are now used by many websites and have become common.
Google Fonts have advantages as well as disadvantages. You can read more about it here. (Quora Page)
One problem that I faced was, my theme had Google Fonts pre baked into it. It was a free theme and the font was not good. It was horrible. It hardly was visible at times. It was thin and ugly. Screens of most laptops and computers are not as sharp and crisp as mobile screens. The Google font of the theme I was using was almost illegible on computers.
Since it was free theme I had no option to change the font according to my taste.(Some other methods would require messing with codes.) (Paid themes and some free themes do have the option to change fonts.)
Additionally when I used to check page speed insights, it always used to project Google Fonts as un-optimized or with one issue or other.
So I decided to remove Google Fonts from my website (here I am talking about my other free, ad-free website for Indian Law Students.) I decided to remove Google Font from WordPress Website. Click To Tweet
STEPS TO REMOVE GOOGLE FONTS
Now there are plugins specifically for this. I used one but it was for removing only few certain kinds of Google Fonts. It did not do much.
The plugin I will discuss here will work for almost any Google Font. After implementing this plugin’s remove Google Fonts feature, you will see the difference in fonts.
Now open you website in a new tab of the same browser. You will see that Google Fonts are removed from your website. (Fonts will look different.)
You will need to clear cache if you are using a cache plugin. (By the way Autoptimize is a cache plugin. Clear cache from it by hovering mouse on ‘Autoptimize’ which is on your top WordPress bar and clicking ‘DELETE CACHE’)
Extra Read- This plugin will also make your website fast. (Already discussed above.)