Using pure PHP code inside WordPress I am having trouble on getting the glob() work to generate image source.

<div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox" style="height=600px; width=1000px;">
     $directory = "http://geocaa.com/wp-content/themes/Booting/img/services/";
     $images = glob($directory . "*.png");
      foreach($images as $image)
        echo '<div class="dynamic item">';
        echo ' <img src="'.$image.'" alt="...">';
        echo ' </div>';

As you can see I tried to hardcoded the $directory as "http://geocaa.com/wp-content/themes/Booting/img/services/"; and also I already investigate on these two Post [Post 1 & Post 2 ] regarding the same issues but the solutions there still not working for me!

The get_theme_root() retuns nothing but the get_template_directory() is returning something which is more like

$images = glob(get_template_directory().$directory . "*.png");


and useless for image src

I also tried get_template_directory_uri() but still getting empty array


You should use paths with glob, not URLs.

But src attributes needs URLs.

So something like this should work:

$base_dir = trailingslashit(get_template_directory());
$dir      = 'img/services/';
$images   = glob($base_dir.$dir.'*.png');

foreach($images as $image) {
    $url = get_theme_file_uri($dir.basename($image));
    printf('<div class="dynamic item"><img src="%s" alt=""></div>', esc_url($url));

Where I make use of:

  • get_template_directory To obtain the root path of (parent) theme
  • basename to obtain just the file name of the current image file path
  • get_theme_file_uri to obtain the full URL of the image, in a child-theme friendly way: if the image is found in child theme it will be used from there, otherwise will be used from parent theme.

I think you just have to try get_stylesheet_directory().

$images = glob(get_stylesheet_directory()."/img/services/*.png");

You're using glob on an URL, not a path actually.

  • Can you try to dump this : var_dump(get_stylesheet_directory()."/img/services/"); – Elex Dec 19 '17 at 17:26
  • Are you trying to get the images from another website with your glob ? – Elex Dec 19 '17 at 17:30
  • No they are in theme image folder – Mona Coder Dec 19 '17 at 17:33
  • Ok, so you're sure that this path contain your images ? And that /home/vcbb/public_html/wp-content/themes/VanBeautyBoot/img/‌​services/ exist ? – Elex Dec 19 '17 at 17:36

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