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Images in Child Themes / Themes

How to display images in a theme or childtheme in WordPress.

On Linux and perhaps some Mac systems you may have to change the owner of the folder to daemon:daemon and set chmod to 777 during development.

When you launch the site online the file permissions must be more strict. Make sure that:

  • All directories should be 755 or 750.
  • All files should be 644 or 640. Exception: wp-config.php should be 440 or 400 to prevent other users on the server from reading it.

Sometimes the images will not display because of user rights. On Linux and perhaps Mac you may have to set the owner to daemon and the usergroup to daemon:

  • # sudo chown -R daemon:daemon yourWordPressFolder/

By Per Thykjaer Jensen

Per is the WordPress expert at Business Academy Aarhus. Senior Lecturer at the Multimedia Design Programme. His background is in the Arts: MA Literature History and BA Art History. Later he added a MA in IT, interaction and Multimedia. And he is a wicked Linux user.