I've installed Magento 2 with Data and it all installed well and all data and images where there.

I then created a theme based on Luma and as soon as I activated the new theme all the images have disappeared.

How can I bring the images back?

  • What files do you currently have in your custom theme? Is this something you created from scratch? Could you share some more details of the theme itself to pin down what might be causing the problem. It is common for a typo in the etc/view.xml to cause this kind of error.
    – circlesix
    Sep 20, 2016 at 21:13
  • It's basically a clone of LUMA. I copied Vendor/magento/theme-frontend-luma and then added that to app...directory. Everything works except that all images are gone
    – user159500
    Sep 20, 2016 at 21:29
  • I don't have a certain answer, so i'm just making a comment here, but try removing the etc folder and see if things show back up. Then each folder after that. Also, this could be a compilation issue, so as you remove folders make sure to clear the cache and recompile as you don't want to remove the right folder and not have the change show up in the compiled code.
    – circlesix
    Sep 20, 2016 at 21:38
  • Which etc folder location?
    – user159500
    Sep 20, 2016 at 21:46
  • app/design/frontend/{{vendor_namespace}}/{{theme}}/etc/view.xml. This file has a ton for frontend site configs in it and can wreck all kinds of havoc on your site.
    – circlesix
    Sep 20, 2016 at 22:04

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Make sure you have created correct File & Folder Structure. Please follow


Please Inspect & Check for Image Path/URL & refer Magento 2 - Create New Theme based on the blank theme

Magento 2 - Create New Theme based on the blank theme

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