Disable Google Fonts / serve jQuery and other scripts directly from Webflow

Disregarding the huge advantages of CDNs, it would be really great if the Webflow project settings allowed to:

1) disable the call to ajax.googleapis.com completely and instead serve the fonts from uploads-ssl.webflow.com (or allow to add them manually via CSS, base64 encoded)

2) load jQuery from uploads-ssl.webflow.com instead of code.jquery.com (or even allow to disable it if it is not used)

3) load html5shiv.(min).js from uploads-ssl.webflow.com instead of Cloudflare

4) load placeholders.(min).js from uploads-ssl.webflow.com instead of Cloudflare


Reasons why I put this on the wishlist:

- To comply with EU-GDPR, those responsible for running a website hosted on webflow have to make sure that any third party that may come in contact with personal data (and according to the ECJ, this includes IP addresses as well) have a DPA in effect with the website owner. Webflow already offers such a DPA. So do Google and Cloudflare, but jQuery.com for example does not.

- Regardless, some may just like to keep the text of their privacy policy way shorter by not having to mention so many third parties.

- Furthermore, in some cases the access to certain CDNs like code.jquery.com may be blocked, like in China.

- If you use custom webfonts and a generic fallback, you don't need to load all the Open Sans variants that are being loaded by default


Thank you for your consideration! :-)

  • Sebastian Fiedler
  • May 26 2018
  • Reviewed
  • Justine Bressin commented
    16 Nov, 2022 02:06pm

    This feature is HIGHLY needed right now as the auto-load of the google fonts are now not compliant with German GPDR anymore. I'm clueless with my landing page.

  • Tim commented
    26 Oct, 2022 10:33am

    any news on this? in germany currently a lot of website getting a attorney's letter with fine of about 170,-€. This make me anger of what easy people now making money and also in a legitimately way. there must be a way to stop either pulling google fonts automatically, or stop this sick behaviour of lawyers!

  • Josh Hanson commented
    30 Jan, 2019 12:25am

    It seems you can eliminate all references to googleapis.com by either using a custom font, or using a font that is so widely available it doesn't require download, like Arial. I just tested the site with my friend in China: when using a font supplied by Google, like Open Sans, it takes a full three minutes to load in China. After switching to Arial, it loads near instantly.

  • Suzi Yang commented
    17 Nov, 2018 01:56am

    This is very essential to reach China. Please add this function asap.

  • Marketing @ TC commented
    13 Jun, 2018 06:58pm

    My firm uses Webflow to create custom pages to showcase and educate on our services. 


    The current inability to turn off the Google references means we're having to go in and make hand edits to code each time we create a page for China. 

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