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Trying display / echo out a logo in header.php

Hi, there is something I'm not getting.

I've just started creating a theme using _s and I'm in the process of just setting up the navigation. But I ran into trouble already trying to edit the header.php file to display a logo.

I've added a logo folder to my theme directory and place the file cubo.jpg inside it.

Went to header.php, followed this example found in the theme hand book. I just placed the line of code in header.php just to test.

echo get_template_directory_uri().'/logo/cubo.jpg';

But it is just echo'ing out the path as a string and not the .jpg. What am I not getting.

Here is a dump of the header.php.

<?php
/**
 * The header for our theme.
 *
 * This is the template that displays all of the <head> section and everything up until <div id="content">
 *
 * @link https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/basics/template-files/#template-partials
 */
?><!DOCTYPE html>
<html <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
<head>
<meta charset="<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<link rel="profile" href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11">
<link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>">

<?php wp_head(); ?>
</head>

<body <?php body_class(); ?>>
<div id="page" class="site">
    <a class="skip-link screen-reader-text" href="#content"><?php esc_html_e('Skip to content', 'cubo2-0'); ?></a>

    <header id="masthead" class="site-header" role="banner">
        <div class="site-branding">
            <?php
            if (is_front_page() && is_home()) : ?>
                <h1 class="site-title"><a href="<?php echo esc_url(home_url('/')); ?>" rel="home"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></h1>
            <?php else : ?>
                <p class="site-title"><a href="<?php echo esc_url(home_url('/')); ?>" rel="home"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></p>
            <?php
            endif;

            echo get_template_directory_uri().'/logo/cubo.jpg';

            $description = get_bloginfo('description', 'display');
            if ($description || is_customize_preview()) : ?>
                <p class="site-description"><?php echo $description; /* WPCS: xss ok. */ ?></p>
            <?php
            endif; ?>
        </div><!-- .site-branding -->

        <nav id="site-navigation" class="main-navigation" role="navigation">
            <button class="menu-toggle" aria-controls="primary-menu" aria-expanded="false"><?php esc_html_e('Primary Menu', 'cubo2-0'); ?></button>
            <?php wp_nav_menu(array('theme_location' => 'primary', 'menu_id' => 'primary-menu')); ?>
        </nav><!-- #site-navigation -->
    </header><!-- #masthead -->

    <div id="content" class="site-content">

Can someone help explain?

1 Answer

I should have wrapped it inside of a image tag:

<img src="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/logo/cubo.jpg">