My current code is:

#header { background-image: url('{{ sitePath }}/assets/toxicomental/header.png'); height: 150px; }

Still, I don't get the image showing.

What do I do wrong?

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There is a function called alias that returns a defined alias. A default alias is @web and it represents your base url,

background-image: {{ alias('@web') }}/path/to/image.jpg;

Would display the file image.jpg in web/path/to/

  • Thank you, but no luck: background-image: url('alias('@web') }}/craft/templates/toxicomental/header.png'); Maybe did I not understand right? Sep 1, 2018 at 16:20
  • Your image is at the totally wrong place. It should be in a subfolder of your web directory. Assets in your template folder are not public. You can as well remove the url function. Just do as I explained Sep 1, 2018 at 16:28
  • Thank you, it's working now. Although, I am wondering, is it the only way to use the background-image property? Can't I use assets? Sep 1, 2018 at 16:38
  • Found a satisfying solution: with header.png into the templates folder, renamed _header.png, #header { background-image: url(".header.png"); height: 150px; } works perfectly. Sep 1, 2018 at 16:46
  • And it will drain much more resources since Craft handles the request so if you are going to create a popular site it will slow down Sep 1, 2018 at 17:01

You don't need the domain part at all. Why not use

background-image: /path/to/image.jpg;
  • Because it's much cleaner to use absolute paths in case he's going to move something Sep 1, 2018 at 20:08
  • Is that not an absolute path? It includes the root. No matter the domain it will always point to the right place.
    – foamcow
    Sep 1, 2018 at 21:32
  • No yours is a relative path/url, it will point to the url relative from the current one Sep 1, 2018 at 21:43
  • It points to the file from the web root. Though I guess it's Root Relative rather than absolute. So it's starting from the root, relative to the working directory right?
    – foamcow
    Sep 1, 2018 at 21:47

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