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
  • 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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