I have successfully installed a fresh Magento 2 instance on my mac however none of the CSS is loading. Could someone advise of a fix?

The following folders dont exist /pub/static/frontend/ /pub/static/adminhtml/

However looking at the htaccess rules it seems they shouldnt as it gets routed to static.php is that correct?

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    You run bin/magento setup:static-content-deploy in directory install and reload page
    – Thao Pham
    Nov 25 '15 at 14:46
  • If I try to run that it states -bash: bin/magento: Permission denied Then if I run find . -type d -exec chmod 770 {} \; && find . -type f -exec chmod 660 {} \; && chmod u+x bin/magento I get the following: chmod: bin/magento: No such file or directory
    – Goose84
    Nov 25 '15 at 15:00
  • Okay got it to run if I put in bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy note the : However the issue still remains even though the CSS file now exists
    – Goose84
    Nov 25 '15 at 15:14
  • could you please confirm what error you see in browsers console? and is it 404 or 403? have you tried to delete var/* and restart apache?
    – MagenX
    Nov 25 '15 at 15:22
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    if you have 403 then permissions are wrong. files must be owned by php user and readable by apache user.
    – MagenX
    Nov 25 '15 at 15:48

run command as owner of magento files from magento root folder:

bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy en_GB

if you run it as root you will have to change user:

su - {user}

or switch user and run command in one line:

su - {user} /usr/bin/php -c bin/magento en_GB

then run chown command so every file will be properly owned:

chown -R {user}:{group} *

if you get error from static files deployment , you will have to fix them, until you will get success message.


  • Thanks for the reply but as per my comments above I have done this however its pulled the wrong locale for the css its pulling en_US and not en_GB. Any advice on how to fix would be great
    – Goose84
    Nov 26 '15 at 8:57
  • Did you ever work out why it is pulling en_US instead of GB - I am getting exactly the same issue
    – tim.baker
    Jul 12 '16 at 10:54

Deploy content by using the command:

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

Then Set the writable permissions to var, pub/static and pub/media directories. you can use the command:

 chmod -R 777 var/ pub/static pub/media

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