I've created some images for my site with the following path:


I edited my sites HTML to include this image (and other's like it). Now in my console I have a whole bunch of error messages:

Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) -

/wp-content/themes/my-theme/assets/images/[email protected] 

I looked up @2x and I found that it has to do with different pixel density images. But why is it even trying to find this image? I didn't tell it to. Is this something wordpress does automatically? Do I have to create a @2x image for every image I add to my site? And why is it searching the assets folder?

  • Disable your plugins, switch to a default theme, empty all caches and there you'll see the answer. The answer is Nothing of asked.
    – Max Yudin
    Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 16:26
  • @MaxYudin I dont have any plugins installed Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 17:25

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Despite having no plugins installed through wordpress, I did have retina.min.js being enqueued in my functions.php file from the template I downloaded.

Retina.min.js (source: http://imulus.github.io/retinajs/) looks for high resolution versions (denoted with suffix @2x right before the extension) of each image in your site and attempts to replace them if any are found. Since I did not plan on using this feature for the time being, I commented it out of my functions.php file and I now have a clean console.

  • It sounds like this is an issue with the theme you're using, not with WordPress itself. Correct?
    – Pat J
    Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 18:41
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    @PatJ Yeah, At first I thought it was an issue with WordPress itself when I posted the question. I was delighted to find that I was wrong. It was a problem with the HTML template that I downloaded and converted to a wordpress theme (or more specifically that I didnn't understand what I was converting). Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 18:45
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    Please be respectful to one another - I've removed some of these comments.
    – Howdy_McGee
    Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 18:54
  • @Howdy_McGee Greatly appreciated. I know this isn't a discussion area, but I am new here. Is there a resource that details how to properly ask questions? I'd like to know why my question was down-voted so that I can better formulate ones for future posts - Or at least a place to ask such questions rather than in the comment section of an answer like this (clearly the wrong place) Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 19:05
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    @MatthewSirkin You can review our help section, topics you can ask, topics you shouldn't ask, and asking good questions. Check out some of the most upvoted questions. Usually, well received questions are general WordPress functionality questions and not theme specific, plugins specific, or system specific.
    – Howdy_McGee
    Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 19:14

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