How to add SVG images without a plugin

by | Jan 10, 2018 | Dark Side, Divi, WordPress

SVG What?

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics.

This means they dont get pixelated, doesn’t matter how big or small you want to make them, you will never see a pixel in them.

It’s not recommended to use it for large graphics, just keep it for logos and icons.

SVG graphics are made of HTML code and can be styled with CSS. Also they can be animated.

No one creates SVG directly with code, you can use programs like Adobe Ilustrator, but behind the scenes is all code.

The next HTML code creates a basic SVG circle, Example:


Let's see how to add them

Open up your Child Theme functions.php. If you don't have a Child Theme yet I recommend to create one using this guide

Let's paste this code, be sure the code is wrapped around the the php open and close tags of the functions.php file.

// Allow SVG uploads
function allow_svgimg_types($mimes) {
  $mimes['svg'] = 'image/svg+xml';
  return $mimes;
add_filter('upload_mimes', 'allow_svgimg_types');

You are done and ready

Start uploading SVG to the WordPress gallery and using them, forget about plugins with this simple snippet :-).



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