I have installed Magento 2.2.8 in Xampp. After installed and done all the necessary things, I have checked the site in frontend but it seems the CSS is not loaded correctly. Please see the screenshot

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In the Network tab, I'm getting these:

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Could anyone please help me to resolve this issue?

  • set developer mode and check if you are getting any error Commented May 14, 2019 at 5:07
  • check this magento.stackexchange.com/questions/269104/…
    – fmsthird
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 5:10
  • run php bin/magento s:s:d -f
    – Saphal Jha
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 5:14
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    @magefms Yes I have tried but the coding in the file which you mentioned is different in Magento 2.2.8 when compared to Magento 2.3.1
    – Siva
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 5:32
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    I have checked and see the network tab, it shows 404 for many of the JS files and the screenshot is attached in the question. The thing is, I have tried to install a third party theme and it was failed. I think this may the reason for this. If this is the case, how to solve this?
    – Siva
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 6:38

1 Answer 1


You can give this a try, edit isPathInDirectories method with below code:

protected function isPathInDirectories($path, $directories)
        if (!is_array($directories)) {
            $directories = (array)$directories;
        foreach ($directories as $directory) {
            if (0 === strpos(str_replace('\\', '/',$this->fileDriver->getRealPath($path)), $directory)) {
                return true;
        return false;

Note: don't forget to redeploy static contents and run di:compile command

  • I haven't tested it but as you mentioned in the comment above, I think the above solution will work.
    – fmsthird
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 6:42
  • I have tried but it's not working as expected!
    – Siva
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 6:54
  • how'd you do it? You should first run php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f --area frontend then edit the Validator file. Save then run php bin/magento setup:di:compile
    – fmsthird
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 6:56
  • because the error seems to be caused by undeployed static files as mentioned in the comment above, you should check pub/static/frontend folder if static contents has been generated after running command for deploy static view files
    – fmsthird
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 6:58
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    Let me try and update you. Thanks for the steps
    – Siva
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 7:07

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