A Web Font API Possibly Coming to WordPress

Proposed Web Fonts API Not Coming to WordPress 5.9, Possibly Landing in Gutenberg First

Posted by WP Tavern on November 11, 2021 at 6:22 pm
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After what seemed like a shoo-in for WordPress 5.9, a proposed web font API was put on hold. The feature would standardize how theme and plugin developers load fonts and lay the groundwork for future user-facing features. Jono Alderson opened a ticket for the feature in February 2019. In recent months, the proposal picked up speed. The pull request had over 200 in-ticket messages, 93 commits, and code approval from two core committers. The API seemed ready. However, it hit a standstill in the past few days. Andrew Ozz, a lead WordPress developer, essentially halted the possibility of the new API landing in 5.9. He stated that he did not think the proposal was ready for WordPress. “Purely as code it looks good,” he wrote in the ticket. “It is really well documented (thanks [Tonya Mark]!). However I still cannot see how this would make WordPress better in the short and long run. We were chatting with [Andrei Draganescu] and he suggested that ideally this should have been a feature plugin, and I agree. Then it would have been possible to really test it in production, verify (or reject) the assumptions that were made while creating it, and make it…

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