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Theme with only image background

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by nisdee, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. nisdee

    nisdee Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I'm not a fan of wordpress but I'm forced to use it on my new project because of plug-ins.

    I need a blank theme with customizable background image, and theme must be compatible with plug-ins.
    I've tried lots of stuff I found on net but I always screw something up in php stirings or whatever,
    I know this is pretty easy but I'm just mindfucked with this

    Thanks :)
     
  2. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    Could you be a bit more specific, what do you mean by blank theme. If you want a basic theme that you can fully customize then you could use something like twenty twelve and go to admin - background - add image. Most themes allow for background images. What do you mean by " I always screw something up in php stirings or whatever ". If you use a child theme then you can't screw up
     
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    You shouldn't need to touch the PHP.

    It sounds like you're really new to Wordpress, so do this:

    1. Install any theme, it doesn't matter.
    2. Install a custom CSS plugin such as this one: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-custom-css/
    3. Go to "Media > Uploads" and upload the image you wish to use as your background.
    4. Go to the Custom CSS menu created by the plugin you just installed.
    5. Paste this code:
    Code:
    body {
    background: url("http://location-of-image.jpg");
    background-size: cover;
    }
    
    6. Save your changes and you should be good to go.
    7. Use CTRL F5 to refresh your cache if the changes haven't reflected.
     
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  4. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    You can of course just use the add background function inside of the theme as wordpress has it as standard. Remember to optimize the background image first.
     
  5. Sarseo

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    Treeofl1 Had explain all The steps in easy way !
     
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    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    Just saying that OP doesn't need to do that, as WordPress has it already built in - Admin - Background - Add
     
  7. nisdee

    nisdee Regular Member

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    Gonna try this out :)

    If you didn't understand me, I meant, I need a template with no elements on it, only background, plug-ins will do the rest
    Gonna try the method from above first now :)
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    My opinion is also Wordpress. It is comfortable for me to set background images and themes.