Theme Assets

The term static files refers to the collection of assets, such as CSS, fonts, images, and JavaScript, that is used by a theme. The location of static files is specified in the Base URL configuration.

A digital signature can be added to the URL of each static file to make it possible for browsers to detect when a newer version is available. The newer version of the file is used if the signature differs from what is stored in the browser’s cache.

For a standard installation, the assets associated with a theme are organized in the web folder at the following location below the Magento root.


Theme Assets

To sign static files:

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration.

  2. In the panel on the left under Advanced, choose Developer.

  3. Expand the Static Files Settings section.

    Static Files Settings

  4. Set Sign Static Files to Yes.

  5. When complete, click Save Config.

File Type Description
CSS Directory that contains the CSS files that control the visual styling that is associated with the skin. Example location on server: [magento]/app/design/frontend/Magento/[theme]/web/css
Fonts Directory that contains the fonts that are available to be used by the theme. Location on server: [magento]/app/design/frontend/Magento/[theme]/web/fonts
Images Directory that contains all images used by the theme, including buttons, background textures, and so on. Example location on server: [magento]/app/design/frontend/Magento/[theme]/web/images
JS Directory that contains theme-specific JavaScript routines and callable functions. Example location on server: [magento]/app/design/frontend/Magento/[theme]/web/js