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Google web font not loading when using Gravity forms shortcode in header

  1. Hi

    When using

    <?php echo do_shortcode('[gravityform id="2" name="Contact Mini" title="false" description="false"]'); ?>

    the google webfont "Roboto Condensed" does not load on page refresh. I have tried removing the echoed shortcode and the issue is fixed. If you navigate to any page there is no issue, only when refreshing a page you are already on using a refresh button or hitting f5.

    This issue occurs on windows 7 in Chrome v 24.0.1312.57. I can't replicate it in firefox, safari oe ie9

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <!-- Add browser classes to html tag -->
    <!--[if lt IE 7]>  <html <?php language_attributes(); ?> class="ie ie6 lte9 lte8 lte7"> <![endif]-->
    <!--[if IE 7]>     <html <?php language_attributes(); ?> class="ie ie7 lte9 lte8 lte7"> <![endif]-->
    <!--[if IE 8]>     <html <?php language_attributes(); ?> class="ie ie8 lte9 lte8"> <![endif]-->
    <!--[if IE 9]>     <html <?php language_attributes(); ?> class="ie ie9 lte9"> <![endif]-->
    <!--[if gt IE 9]>  <html <?php language_attributes(); ?>> <![endif]-->
    <!--[if !IE]> <html <?php language_attributes(); ?>> <![endif]-->
    
    <!--[if lt IE 9]>
       <script>
          document.createElement('header');
          document.createElement('nav');
          document.createElement('section');
          document.createElement('article');
          document.createElement('aside');
          document.createElement('footer');
       </script>
    <![endif]-->
    
    <head>
    <!--
    ******************************************
    Meta stuff
    ******************************************
    -->
    <meta charset="<?php bloginfo( 'charset' ); ?>" />
    <meta name="SKYPE_TOOLBAR" content ="SKYPE_TOOLBAR_PARSER_COMPATIBLE"/>
    <title><?php wp_title('');?></title>
    
    <!--
    ******************************************
    Link stuff
    ******************************************
    -->
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/images/favicon.png"/>
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto+Condensed' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Droid+Sans' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Droid+Serif' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="profile" href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="<?php bloginfo( 'stylesheet_url' ); ?>"/>
    <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo( 'pingback_url' ); ?>" />
    
    <!-- Add Wordpress head hook stuff -->
    <?php wp_head();?>
    
    </head>
    
    <!--
    ******************************************
    Start of body
    ******************************************
    -->
    <body <?php body_class(); ?>>
    
    	<div class="wrapper-main">
    
        <div class="header-form">
        	<?php echo do_shortcode('[gravityform id="2" name="Contact Mini" title="false" description="false"]'); ?>
        	<a class="form-tab"></a>
        </div><!-- end header-form -->
    
        	<header class="header">
            	<div class="utility-bar">
                	<div class="contact-info">
    				<?php
    				if( function_exists('get_field') ) {
    					if( get_field('header_contact_details','options') ) {
    						echo do_shortcode( get_field('header_contact_details','options') );
    					}
    				}
    				?>
                    </div>
                	<nav class="nav-utility clearfix"><?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'menu-utility', 'container' => '') ); ?></nav>
                </div><!-- end utility-bar -->
            	<div class="header-content">
                	<a class="logo" href="<?php echo home_url(); ?>"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a>
    				<nav class="nav-main"><?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'menu-main', 'container' => '') ); ?></nav>
                </div><!-- end header-content -->
            </header><!-- end header -->

    The font is loaded with css from style.css, rule as follows

    font:300 normal 35px 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color:#00335F;

    I can give access to the development site if you cn provide an ip to unblock.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Permalink
  2. What is the URL to the page where this form is embedded?

    When you include a Gravity Form like that, you may need to enqueue the Gravity Forms scripts and styles using gravity_form_enqueue_scripts http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gravity_form_enqueue_scripts

    More about embedding a form via function call:
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Embedding_A_Form#Function_Call

    Finally, there is a JavaScript event gform_page_loaded http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_page_loaded which is normally used to ensure fonts are loaded after a Gravity Form is reloaded. The example on that page is for Cufon, but the approach would be the same for Google fonts.

    I would start with gravity_form_enqueue_scripts since you are embedding the form outside the loop.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Permalink