How to Add a Background Image in WordPress?

In this article, we will discuss background images in WordPress. Adding background images to WordPress websites is usually an easy task. Being a theme feature, the background image is supported by many of the themes in WordPress. However, some themes might not allow a background image. In that case, a suitable plugin can be used to add full-screen background images to a WordPress website.

If your theme has support for custom backgrounds, you can add a background image to your WordPress website by following the below steps.

  • Launch your theme customizer.
  • Go to the Appearance » Customize page.
  • Go to the Background Image option.

  • Upload your custom background image.
  • Style your custom background image.

How to Add a Full-Screen Background Image in WordPress?

To add a full-screen background image in WordPress, you can follow the below steps.

  • Install the Simple Full-Screen Background Image plugin.
  • Activate the Simple Full-Screen Background Image plugin.
  • Go to Appearance » Fullscreen BG Image.
  • Upload a background image.

  • For an enhanced screen resolution and quality of the image, it is better to use an image of 1600×1200 px or more.
  • Save the settings.
  • Check the live image on your WordPress website.
  • You can use different browsers and devices for an ensured verification of the attractiveness and elegance of the added background image on your website.

Full-Screen Background Image PRO:

With the PRO version of the Full-Screen Background Image plugin, you can set unlimited background images for your WordPress websites. You can also exhibit different background images for separate contexts, i.e.,

  • Categories
  • Archives
  • Individual Posts
  • Pages
  • Main Blog Page
  • Front Page
  • Search, etc.

Other important advantages of using this plugin are:

  • Complete fallback support:
  • A global image will be displayed if no custom background image is added for a specific post.
  • The background images can be uploaded and sent directly from the post editor.
  • It facilitates fading of images after the page is loaded.
  • Influential performance.
  • Have minimal overhead.

We hope that this article will help you to add a background image to your WordPress website. You can also check our articles on adding header images, cover images and featured images or post thumbnails in WordPress.

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