Static Content Deploy in Magento 2

One common mistake that many newcomers developers make is when deploying static content.

Magento 2 typical command to deploy static content is

$ php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy 

However, there is an important aspect to take into account. The above command uses the default options. This means that only the en_US language is deployed. If you site is using other locales you must explicitly deploy the static content for them.

If, for example, you use en_US and en_CA you must run

$ php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy en_US en_CA

This will avoid the 404 errors when going into the frontend (or even the admin) of your magento store 🙂

Also, do not forget that is you are running magento in developer or default mode you will need to use the -f option to force the deployment.

Hope this helps!

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