Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I've had some trouble finding the solution via Google.

I've set up a parent theme and a child theme. Inside the parent theme I have a directory named img which contains a number of images I want to use in the child theme too.

The problem is, I can't seem to find the best way to reference an image from the parent theme whilst inside the child theme. Surely there is a particular way to reference the path dynamically?

Whilst in the child theme, using <?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/img/ seems to look for the img folder inside the child theme, but I am looking to reference the img folder inside the parent folder.

Any help on this would be great!

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You can use <?php get_template_directory_uri(); ?> to reference your parent theme folders.

From the WordPress codex:

In the event a child theme is being used, the parent theme directory URI will be returned...


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