How to optimize Optimize CSS Delivery [Google Fonts]?

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    My blog URL is I’m using Google PageSpeed Service CDN to optimize the performance of the blog. However the PageSpeed Insights is recommending the optimization of CSS delivery.

    It says:

    “Your page has 1 blocking script resources and 4 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.”


    I can see the code:

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- */
    @import url(//,700);

    in Genesis: Stylesheet (style.css)

    And the following hook that executes in the document <head>

    <link href=',700' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

    So how can I do that?


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    WPbeginner has a nice article on this, suggesting you could at least combine the calls to Google.

    88 is a fairly respectable speed from Google. You’re minifying html and css. Next steps would include trying a caching plugin and/or CDN. You’ve already got Jetpack loaded so you could use Photon, or try Cloudflare’s free program.

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    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for the reply…

    Earlier today I optimized little bit.. I was able to find the unused Google Font code and removed it… So now I can see only one reference to Google Font API website and that’s for the current font.

    And yes, I’m already using a caching plugin (W3 Total) and a CDN (Google PageSeed Service) to optimize the content. So all the images and content is delivered from the Google server.


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    One more thing…

    Yes, I understand that 88 is a good score… but the question was about the reference to unused Google Fonts.. But then I noticed the same in Functions.php and removed it.. So now it’s clean…


    Lauren @ OnceCoupled
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    Ah, you didn’t mention that the fonts were unused and you wanted to remove them completely. Good to hear you got it accomplished. :)


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    Hi Lauren,

    Actually I didn’t know that those fonts were unused. I thought it was used by the theme to show some text at some parts of the blog… So I checked all font styles manually and realized that it was unused. :)

    That’s how I realized that the one I removed was the default google font used by the theme. So I replaced it with my custom google font.

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