[WordPress] Remove Google Fonts in Theme Fluida

I usually try to avoid Google products, especially when it comes to web tracking, although I’m a big fan of what they do in other technologies.
Today I wanted to try another WordPress Theme called Fluida, a free theme from Cryout Creations. It’s clean and simple, the only thing that bothers me, is the usage of the Google Fonts API. Even if you don’t enter a Google Font in the settings, it’s connecting to the API.

Google Fonts has advantages as well as disadvantages. Read more about it here.

There are a few WordPress plugins to remove Google Fonts (e.g. Autoptimize), but I tried to avoid another plugin and wanted to do it manuelly. After a short search through the theme I found “includes/styles.php”. There you just had to comment out the following lines and it’s done.

	// Google fonts
        $gfonts = array();
	$roots = array();
	foreach ( $cryout_theme_structure['google-font-enabled-fields'] as $item ) {
		$itemg = $item . 'google';
		$itemw = $item . 'weight';
		// custom font names
		if ( ! empty( $options[$itemg] ) && ! preg_match( '/custom\sfont/i', $options[$item] ) ) {
				if ( $item == _CRYOUT_THEME_PREFIX . '_fgeneral' ) { 
					$gfonts[] = cryout_gfontclean( $options[$itemg], ":100,200,300,400,500,600,700,800,900" ); // include all weights for general font 
				} else {
					$gfonts[] = cryout_gfontclean( $options[$itemg], ":".$options[$itemw] );
				};
				$roots[] = cryout_gfontclean( $options[$itemg] );
		}
		// preset google fonts
		if ( preg_match('/^(.*)\/gfont$/i', $options[$item], $bits ) ) {
				if ( $item == _CRYOUT_THEME_PREFIX . '_fgeneral' ) { 
					$gfonts[] = cryout_gfontclean( $bits[1], ":100,200,300,400,500,600,700,800,900" ); // include all weights for general font 
				} else {
					$gfonts[] = cryout_gfontclean( $bits[1], ":".$options[$itemw] );
				};
				$roots[] = cryout_gfontclean( $bits[1] );
		}
	}; 

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