How do i reference images in a page/post without installing the php plugin or typing it out manually like this:


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Use get_template_directory_uri()

print get_template_directory_uri() . '/image.jpg';

In child themes use get_stylesheet_directory_uri() if you have replaced the image.

In a shortcode this would look like this:

/* Plugin Name: Theme URI Shortcode */

add_shortcode('theme_uri', 'wpse_66026_theme_uri_shortcode' );

function wpse_66026_theme_uri_shortcode( $attrs = array (), $content = '' )
    $theme_uri = is_child_theme()
        ? get_stylesheet_directory_uri()
        : get_template_directory_uri();

    return trailingslashit( $theme_uri );
  • that looks like a php command, how would i post php into pages? is there another way of doing it like shortcodes?
    – Exploit
    Sep 23, 2012 at 16:19
  • Sorry, I misread your question. See my update.
    – fuxia
    Sep 23, 2012 at 16:27
  • does that shortcode already exist? or i have to put it myself? and does it go into the functions.php file?(in the themes folder) thnx
    – Exploit
    Sep 23, 2012 at 16:37
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    Put it into a plugin. Otherwise the content will be broken after a theme switch. Shortcodes should never go into theme files.
    – fuxia
    Sep 23, 2012 at 16:45

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