I'm trying to do a multilingual site e.g. /nl /de though when browsing to these URL's all is working apart from the static images hosted in .../nl/web/img it seems to be looking for URL's still within the base URL.

Is there a way to setup the site so that it properly fetches shared static assets for multilingual sites? Or what is the best way of achieving this?


  • Please include screenshots of your file system and asset volume configuration, as well as the Settings -> Websites settings and any relevant .env variables and the physical directory structure.
    – MoritzLost
    Aug 3, 2022 at 10:51

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At my site I use the same top level domain name. So it's always /assets/img based on the root. So domainname.tld/assets/imgand not domainname.tld/de/assets/img

Or go away from hosting your assets locally on your server. I use Amazon S3 for most of my side projects for hosting images. And then I don't care what my domain structure is for assets.

  • And how does your templating look to get an image at that root domain?
    – JMKelley
    Aug 5, 2022 at 14:36
  • Ok, in my current setup it's not always the root. Sorry for that. First I had the problem with the CSS, because I loaded the CSS with just something like ../assets/css/main.css I changed this to {% css "/assets/css/main.css" %}. I load my favicons in my <head>with something like {{ url('assets/images/favicon/favicon-32x32.png') }} This way, my Twig will output: https://domainname.io/de/assets/images/favicon/favicon-32x32.png at my german site and https://domainname.io/assets/images/favicon/favicon-32x32.pngat the english site. Aug 5, 2022 at 21:20

If the sites all share the same top level domain name, I would use site-root relative paths for your asset base URLs (i.e., ones that start with a forward slash: /img), and similar for your asset base path: /server/path/to/img, so that they all point to the same directory. If the sites use separate top level domain names, I would create symlinks on the server to achieve the same thing (pointing them all to a canonical directory on the primary site so that I can still use root-relative paths).

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