When user is logged in WP add in its footer this CSS:

<link rel='stylesheet' id='open-sans-css'  href='//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans....' type='text/css' media='all' />

That style is not registered inside my theme, if I change my theme I still have that file called in any theme, it is somewhere inside WP core files.

How to remove it?

  • 2
    it is probably one of your plugins Commented Sep 19, 2014 at 6:12
  • I deactivated all my plugins and checked again, and it is still in use. Like @Caleb said it's not a plugin. Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 4:52
  • In 2017 it is in Jetpack
    – Mike M
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 23:55

2 Answers 2


WP Core actually uses Open Sans font; it's not a plugin. there is a plugin that removes it, but you can probably simply dequeue or deregister it.

adding this to functions.php should work; if you want it removed from the backend as well, hook into the admin_print_styles action.

function dequeue_opensans_css() {
    wp_dequeue_style( 'open-sans' );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'dequeue_opensans_css', 999 );

if it's in the footer, change the add_action() line:

add_action('wp_footer','dequeue _opensans_css',1);

untested, but that should work.

  • Cold you please provide me more informations about how exactly I should dequeue or deregister it? Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 4:48
  • edited answer with example.
    – Caleb
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 0:15
  • I tried your code, and it does not work I still have that open-sans-css linked. But, I had one more css linked from one my plugin and I successfully removed it using same pattern you provided. Why than it is not working for WP Core CSS? Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 5:57
  • is the code appearing in the head tags, or is it towards the bottom?
    – Caleb
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 12:17
  • It is at the bottom, in wp_footer section. Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 13:01

Add the following to your functions.php

function replace_admin_open_sans() {
    wp_deregister_style( 'open-sans' );
    wp_register_style( 'open-sans', false );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'open-sans', '' );
add_action( 'init', replace_admin_open_sans');  

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