HOWTO: Fix Missing Images in Magento

Written by Phil Birss: Group CEO.
· 4 minute read

I had been scratching my scalp off recently, trying to decipher why Magento, the popular eCommerce platform, had decided to stop displaying an entire library of product images on a client’s site. Finally I had a “EUREKA” moment, and decided if it could have been a permissions problem. As it turns out, it was! (For the most part anyway).

So I thought I’d share the fix here:

  1. Log in to your server via SSH
  2. cd to the media directory of your magento installation
  3. Run: find. -type d -exec chmod 757 {} ;

This fix assumes you’re running magento on a Linux server. Whilst Magento is great for our┬áSEO purposes, it can certainly be a headache at times!