"Schrems II" (GDPR) compliant theme 🔥(paid)

Does anyone know of a theme that doesn’t include/load anything US-based such as Google Fonts?

Following this topic.
I use the Edition theme, and apparently, I have to change fonts.
This is another pain for non-tech people to worry about towards complaince.

Hey Tiago! Tell me about it… :see_no_evil: This is the reply from the (as always) helpful Ghost support:

I wasn’t able to find any official themes that didn’t have Google Fonts or jQuery. London and Edition don’t use jQuery, but they both rely on Google Fonts. If you want a theme without each, you’ll likely need to get a custom theme.

I’m trying to find a tutorial for swapping out Google (or any) fonts that’s been used in a theme like this, but no luck so far. Everything on YouTube is about how to add them. :roll_eyes: Will update here if I find something useful.

I don’t have much experience customizing themes, but I’ll look into my theme and see if I can do something.

What worries me the most is having my blog on US servers, and I’m a person on EU.
And all this worrying for a blog that doesn’t make money now :frowning:

I found an article from @bironthemes on how to add Google Fonts.

Then I went to default.hbs and removed 2 lines

    <link rel="preconnect" href="https://fonts.gstatic.com">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Mulish:ital,wght@0,400;0,700;0,800;1,400;1,700&display=swap">

Apparently, this removed Google fonts when I loaded the site, and it looks different now. Not 100% sure if this is a permanent solution.

It still says the font used is Mulish and don’t know how to interpret the results ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Hey Tiago! Thanks for your input. Please don’t worry too much about your blog. Getting an audit from a data protection authority is close to zero, and in the unlikely event that someone lodged a complaint, you’d likely only get a slap on your wrist. ;) (And if you’ve had your blog since before the Schrems II ruling, no need to worry.)

UPDATE 1: Removed the three lines of google-related stuff from my theme (default.hbs) and it worked! My site looks OK, but I’ll likely do a few tweaks here and there to get it smoother. Here are my results:

Before edit:

After edit:

UPDATE 2: omg I managed to get the US flag off the main domain by switching to the Liebling theme, one of the few without Google Fonts (and better looking than alto!) + getting rid of cookieinformation (will only add a link to my cookie notice in the footer, which suffices anyway):

Will now investigate if I can remove polyfill!

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Thanks for your words. My blog is one year old, and I do what I can to comply with laws.

Can you share how did you got those graphs? They look cool and useful at the same time!

It’s from here: https://fouanalytics.com/ :slight_smile:

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Thanks for sharing! :)

hey guys, I’m reading some of the GDPR topics here in the forums, in general it’s probably right that personal blogs aren’t targeted first, but still good to keep up proper data protection processes.

Most of these US services should be easy to remove, as you found out with the Google fonts links.

@gdprgeek I’ve checked the Liebling theme and can’t see the polyfill.io part via FouAnalytics - Ads By Domain - maybe you added it via some sort of an extension via the marketplace?

Btw. checking your site via Wappalyzer reveals all the tech used, and you might want to look into that.

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