My tools of choice for building sites are GPP, GBP and WPSPP. Performance/page load is very important, but we still usually choose Google Fonts over system fonts.
Can you suggest ways we can ensure we don’t load unnecessary fonts, or load fonts more than once? Any other advice/best practices around using external fonts with GPP would be super helpful.
While updating our site yesterday I discovered that GenerateBlocks was making an extra call out to Google to grab fonts. I haven’t checked every page in our site to see if it’s sitewide, but seems as though it is. It’s definitely appearing where I haven’t included a GB block on the page. I’m using Perfmatters to unload it.
This is likely related to a setting or something else I absentmindedly changed. We put our own site last when we have a lot of client work and it took like 6 months to complete. I forget stuff.🙃 Additionally, I did crazy experiments with fonts (variable fonts, self-hosting fonts).
I’d like to be clear on how I should be working with GPP and GBP, so I’m sure we’re delivering an all-around optimal site for the client.