Easy Google Fonts


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A simple and easy way to add custom Google Fonts to any WordPress theme without coding. This plugin integrates with the WordPress Customiser so you can preview Google Fonts on your site in real time. It’s compatible with any theme.

It also allows you to create custom theme specific font controls in the admin settings area to control particular CSS selectors. Once created, these custom font controls are instantly available in the customiser, no coding required!

What does this plugin do?

  • This plugin allows you to take full control of your theme’s typography in any WordPress theme (no coding required).
  • It allows you to choose from over 600+ Google Fonts and font variants to insert into your website without coding.
  • Allows you to preview font changes on your website in real-time using the WordPress Customiser.
  • Create Unlimited Custom Font Controls: Create custom font controls in the admin area that are instantly available in the Customiser preview.
  • Allows you to preview what your theme will look like with the new Google Fonts before you save any changes.
  • Allows you to create your own font controls and rules in the admin area (no coding required).
  • Allows you to easily change the look of your website with the click of a button.
  • Automatically enqueues all stylesheets for your chosen Google Fonts.
  • Allows you to add Google Fonts to your theme without editing the theme’s main stylesheet, which allows you to update your theme without losing your custom Google Fonts.

Plugin Features

  • Live Customiser Preview: Preview Google Fonts without refreshing the page in real time, right in the WordPress Customiser.
  • Over 600+ Google Fonts to choose from as well as a list of default system fonts.
  • Works with any WordPress Theme. No coding required.
  • Automatic Background Updates: Updates the Google Fonts list with the latest fonts automatically once.
  • Translation Ready: MO and PO files are included.
  • Seamless WordPress Integration: Uses the WordPress customiser for the live preview and has a white label admin area that looks like it is a part of WordPress.
  • Custom WordPress Customiser Control: One-of-a-kind control, available only with this plugin.

Who is this Plugin ideal for?

  • Anyone who is looking for an easy way to use Google Fonts in their theme without coding.
  • Theme Authors: you can use this plugin to add custom Google Web Fonts to your theme.
  • Great for use on client projects or for use on existing websites.
  • People that are happy with their theme but want an easy way to change the typography.
  • Anyone with basic knowledge of CSS selectors (in order to add custom font rules).

Developer Features

Please note: We are currently working on producing in-depth documentation for theme developers which will be available shortly.

  • Cross Browser and Backwards Browser Compatible (Tested in all major browsers.)
  • Already tested and works in WordPress 4.1.
  • Uses Action Hooks and Filters: For advanced integration.
  • Seamless WordPress Integration: Live preview is integrated into the WordPress Customiser, and the settings page follows core WordPress design guidelines.
  • Uses the WordPress Options API to store and retrieve options.
  • Highly Secure: Checks user permissions, uses nonces and the WordPress Security API.
  • Uses the Screen Options API and Ajax to allow you to easily show/hide metaboxes on the admin page.
  • Rock solid, Robust Code: hand-coded, tested and beautifully formatted in Sublime Text.
  • Uses WP Ajax for an enhanced admin experience.
  • Fully Commented Source Code.
  • Strong Usability Testing.
  • Enhanced Performance: Will only load a particular Google Font (using wp_enqueue_script()) once and uses the Transients API in the admin area.

Credits and Donation

  • Tag-it jQuery plugin by Alex Ehlke. (Used in the admin settings page)
  • Chip Bennet’s Oenology Theme. A lot of inspiration for best practices and WordPress Customiser integration taken from this theme.
  • Otherwise, this plugin has been entirely written from scratch in Sublime Text by Titanium Themes, with some code taken solely from the WordPress core.

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  • Plugin Overview.
  • Before and After.
  • Live Customiser Font Control Preview - Font Styles Tab.
  • Choose from over 600+ Google Fonts and preview them instantly without refreshing the page.
  • Change font colour in real time.
  • Create your own font controls for your theme.
  • Manage any CSS selector with your custom font controls.
  • Your custom control is instantly available for real-time preview in the customiser. No coding required!
  • View and manage all of your custom controls in the admin area.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. From your WordPress Admin Dashboard, go to: Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for “Easy Google Fonts”
  3. Locate the “Easy Google Fonts” plugin by Titanium Themes and click the Install Now button.
  4. Activate the plugin labelled “Easy Google Fonts”.
  5. You’re done!


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22 May 2021
The plugins broke the customizer on wordpress version 5.7.2. Otherwize i think it's a good plugin, but i don't recommend tis at this moment to use on WP 5.7.2. Hope it wil be fixed.
17 August 2020
Having a large selection of fonts without a preview is pretty much useless. I know what I'm looking for, anything close would be great. But without the ability to see if the font is serif, sans serif, display, etc. I'd have to spend hours just figuring out what all these fonts look like. I'm expected to work faster than that.
21 June 2020
Plugin asks you list every control you want to style from theme's CSS - how is this "A simple and easy way to add google fonts to your WordPress theme"??? No thanks.
4 December 2019
We recommend this plugin constantly to Organic Themes users. It's an excellent solution for changing the fonts on your website. Plus, it's all accomplished within the WordPress Customizer, and we love any solution that uses that uses the native Customizer!
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Contributors and Developers

“Easy Google Fonts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Easy Google Fonts” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Change Log

1.4.4 – WordPress 5.0 compatibility update

  • Updated webfonts.json with the latest google fonts.
  • Last minor update before major rewrite.

1.4.3 – WordPress 4.8 compatibility update

  • Updated webfonts.json with the latest google fonts.
  • Updated includes class-egf-frontend.php to only output styles if there is a selector.

1.4.2 – WordPress 4.7 compatibility update

  • Fixed issue where the font controls weren’t saving in WordPress 4.7.
  • Updated the font list.

1.4.1 – Urgent update

  • Fixed issue where the plugin wasn’t taking effect for screen sizes under 700px

1.4.0 – Plugin update

  • Now automatically removes white spaces added to the API key on the settings page.
  • Started rewriting part of the code for eventual media query support.

1.3.9 – Stylesheet Update

  • Updated the appearance in the customiser for the new changes in WordPress 3.4

1.3.7 – Important Update

  • Addressed potential security issue on the plugin admin page – Hardened security and escaped any attributes passed via the URL throughout the plugin.
  • Now added support for Arabic and Telugu and Devanagari subsets.
  • Updated JSON decode when parsing fonts for servers running an older version of PHP.

1.3.6 – Updated Stylesheet Enqueue

  • Addressed issue on certain servers where a 400 error was being returned when making a http request to Google.

1.3.5 – Changed Stylesheet Enqueue

  • Removed esc_url_raw() as it was causing a 404 error when fetching the stylesheet from Google.

1.3.4 – Customizer js API Update

  • Implemented font search to make it easier to browse Google Fonts (using the chosen JS plugin).
  • Implemented border controls.
  • Implemented border radius controls.
  • Completely rewritten the control JavaScript to utilise the new customiser JS API (using Backbone and underscore templates).
  • Preview performance enhancement: Completely rewritten the preview JavaScript to utilise the new customiser JS API.
  • Performance update: Each font control now only registers one setting per control.
  • Performance update: The functionality for each font control is lazy-loaded to increase the customiser load speed.
  • All settings for each font controls are handled by json objects (removed any hidden inputs and json2 library dependency).

1.3.3 – WordPress 4.1+ Update

  • Added patch for WordPress 4.1
  • The code is going to be rewritten in Backbone for future releases.

1.3.2 – Big Update

  • Now combining all of the font requests from Google Fonts in a single http request.
  • Introducing Panels: A new customiser feature in WordPress 4.0 that makes it easier to manage a lot of font controls. Our plugin creates a new panel called Typography.
  • Google Fonts are now separated into the following categories to make them easier to navigate: Serif, Sans Serif, Display, Handwriting, Monospace.
  • Now the plugin keeps font state when user switches page in customiser.
  • Now there is a separate section for default and custom font controls.
  • Improved the help tab in the admin area to help people obtain a Google API key.
  • Synchronised Force Styles between the Manage Font Controls and the Edit Font Controls Screen
  • Fixed issue with the font weights not showing up for the customiser control.
  • The plugin now checks and handles occurrences where theme developers have removed all default controls.


  • Changed order of style outputs
  • Futher UI Improvements


  • Critical Update: Made the plugin WordPress 3.9 compatible
  • Performance tuned the plugin
  • Removed recursion during runtime.
  • Updated local font list


  • Performance enhancement for older browsers implemented. Safe to upgrade.


  • Big Update: Complete Rewrite of Plugin
  • New controls: Background Colour, Margin, Padding, and Display.
  • Added Subset support.
  • Introduced a large amount of actions and filters for theme developers.
  • Big performance enhancement. The old version used to register 32 settings per control, this is now down to 3.
  • Lightning fast customiser loading times, under 1 second.
  • Rewrote the plugin into classes and views to make it more manageable for future development.
  • Rewrote the plugin into classes.
  • MO/PO language files now included.

= 1.1.1=
* 3.8 Admin integration


  • Full Google Fonts transient integration.


  • First plugin release.