It’s easy to customize your WordPress background to make it unique. In this video, I show you how you can change to a different solid color as well as create a fun patterned background or upload a subtle textured background using some free tools online.
This technique will work for Genesis* as well as the default theme(s) included when you started your site and installed WordPress. It will also work on themes that allow you to edit your background via your Dashboard.
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- Background changes are made here: Dashboard –> Appearance –> Background.
- You can change the solid color of the background using the color picker. Just click the “Select a Color” link under Display Options –> Background Color to choose another color. Alternatively, you can enter a hexadecimal code if you know what it is.
- To use a fancier background, create an image which tiles seamlessly so it looks like one large image and doesn’t use a lot of your site’s resources. The two resources I used in the video are:
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