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In the theme's CSS, I'd like to reference some font files using @font-face. The fonts live in the theme's directory.

If I use a path like this:


, the file is not found.

The true path is


, but using this path in the CSS does not work (see this answer).

So, I have the problem of the true path not working in CSS, and the Wordpress network path not being found.

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It is a googd practice to write references to files from CSS file using relative path to the theme and not one absolute. So, for instance:

background: transparent url('images/sprite_phone.png') no-repeat 0 0;

Anyway, on your case there is something wrong with the uploaded file, because none of the paths you give above work.

  • The file names had capital letters, while the reference in the CSS file did not. Thanks.
    – Steve
    Commented Nov 17, 2012 at 2:56

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