After installing, images and stylesheets do not load; only text displays, no graphics

Details

The path to images and stylesheets is not correct, either because of an incorrect base URL or because server rewrites (CentOS, Ubuntu) are not set up properly. To confirm this is the case, use a web browser inspector to check the paths to static assets and verify those assets are located on the Magento file system.

Magento static assets are located under <your Magento install dir>/pub/static/, within the frontend and adminhtml directories).

Solution

  • If you are using the Apache web server, verify your server rewrites setting and your Magento server’s base URL and try again. If you set up the Apache AllowOverride directive incorrectly, the static files are not served from the correct location.

  • If you are using the nginx web server, be sure to configure a virtual host file. The nginx virtual host file must meet the following criteria:

    • The include directive must point to the sample nginx configuration file in your Magento installation directory. For example:

      include /var/www/html/magento2/nginx.conf.sample;
      
    • The server_name directive must match the base URL you specified when installing Magento. For example:

      server_name 192.186.33.10;
      
  • If the Magento application is in production mode, try deploying static view files using the command magento setup:static-content:deploy.