I'm trying to add an icon image in the Magento_Paypal/web/template/payment/paypal-express.html template. The icon is located in web/images. I would like to use the equivalent of the following code, which works in email HTML templates, but not this particular template:

<img src="{{view url='images/icon-paypal.png'}}">

Since curly brace variables do not work in this HTML template, how do you reference an image that exists in the theme's web/images directory?

4 Answers 4


You need to call the function into js from the template.

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    This is exactly what I was looking for -- accepted! Here's the final image tag for those interested: <img data-bind="attr: { src: require.toUrl('')+'images/icon-paypal.png' }" alt="">.
    – thdoan
    May 3, 2017 at 7:24
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    Wouldn't that be better as require.toUrl('images/icon-paypal.png');? I haven't tried it, I'm just presuming that works.
    – Ben Crook
    May 9, 2017 at 16:04
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    @BenCrook I can confirm that your suggestion works. Jun 26, 2017 at 15:46
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    @BenCrook I checked and can confirm that your solution works
    – Rafał Cz.
    Dec 1, 2017 at 13:37
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    For anyone wondering, this also works for module images just add it to the start of the image path - require.toUrl('Vendor_Module/images/icon-paypal.png');
    – Someone
    Aug 6, 2020 at 15:53

If you are trying to add just an image path in phtml file, you should follow below way,

<img src="<?php echo $block->getViewFileUrl('images/image.png') ?>">\

To do this with Knockout way:

Try adding a variable to window from *.phtml file:

  window.imgpath = '<?php echo $block->getViewFileUrl('images/image.png') ?>';

and reading that variable from window:

  function someFunction() {
  var imgPath = window.imgpath;

Change your image code :

<img alt="" data-bind="attr: { src: someFunction() } "/>
  • but that window path you must need to call into head part, so better to do using ko. May 3, 2017 at 6:31

create js variable in phtml

  var imgpath = '<?php echo $block->getViewFileUrl('images/image.png') ?>';

Now create new js function

getImagepaypal: function() {
                return window.imgpath;

in you html file

 <img alt="" data-bind="attr: { src: getImagepaypal() } "/>
  • Can you please tell me how to create full js and html file in custom override and how to add that in xml? Oct 10, 2017 at 5:48
  • did you want to override the magneto default js and html in your module? Oct 10, 2017 at 5:49
  • yes i want to override "Magento_CheckoutAgreements" files phtml, js and html. Oct 10, 2017 at 5:50
  • @SarfarajSipai follow this magento.stackexchange.com/questions/170646/… Oct 10, 2017 at 6:05
  • I know how to create/override module but i dont know how to override "js" and "html" in custom theme override so i want to know that. Oct 10, 2017 at 6:15

You can use this in each magento require js files without any requirements - its coming from vendor/magento/module-theme/view/frontend/templates/page/js/require_js.phtml


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