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[closed] Background Image Doesn't Work In 3.3 (27 posts)

  1. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just updated WordPress to 3.3 and for some reason my background image is completely gone and it's just all white.

    I have disabled all plugins to see if there was an issue, and even re upping the image, but the background just remains a very stark whitel

    'http://bestmoviesevernews.com/'

    Hopefully someone has a fix on this one since I've tried everything I can think of.

    Thanks,

    Curt

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  3. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    it's the theme. that sucks since it worked great with 3.2.1. Is there a way to revert back to that version of wordpress (3.2.1) in the interim?

    Thanks so much for your quick response and help!

    Curt

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not without a pre-upgrade database backup. And we don't recommend rolling back to an older version. Your best option is to look for another theme.

  5. Daedalon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Gooma2, which theme are you using?

    Edit: To answer myself, based on the HTML you have Yamidoo PRO and the background image you want to use is http://bestmoviesevernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Paranormal-Activity-Now-Playing.jpg.

    I'd recommend making sure the theme author's support is informed of the incompatibility with WP 3.3. They say they will update it as soon as possible:

    "10. How often are your themes updated?

    Each time a new version of WordPress is released, we check our themes for compatibility with the new version, and we update them if this is required. Also we update our themes any time we discover a bug or a new feature has been added to the theme.
    All updates and new versions are free of charge for existing customers. "

  6. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks Daedalon,

    I had actually attempted to revert back to 3.2.1, but that didn't quite work out. I'm noticing on several themes, this 3.3 is causing an issue with background images so a lot of theme workers will be having to do some updates to catch up.

  7. blitzbeats
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    mine is gone too. im using a theme that is completely customized and can't change it because it's my shopperpress/store

  8. The Redneck Princess
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having the same problem, and I am not changing my theme back...not so impressed at this point....

  9. RogerLewin2011
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same problem here - after upgrading to 3.3 my background image does not show up

    URL: http://www.teilzeithelden.de
    Theme: PersonalPress - Style: Green

  10. RogerLewin2011
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    fixed it myself via css - nonetheless this seems a bug to me

  11. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know what you mean blitz. When someone just says 'Oh change your theme', many times they don't realize that some of us have pretty big sites that have been customized to a tee so change doesn't always come so easy.

    I've even tried adding background image through css file, but still a stark white background with nothing changing. At least with more and more people announcing this issue, maybe rather than saying 'just change your theme', they'll look into this finally.

  12. kris.mcgregor
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same problem...this is a nightmare for me...just to say "change your theme" is so.... it would help to know what element is causing this.

  13. beysim
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here is a quick fix. Should work for all themes.
    Edit your header.php and add <?php body_class(); ?> inside your body declaration tag. For example, if you currently have this: <body> you should change it to: <body <?php body_class(); ?>>

  14. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    wow, thanks Beysim,

    amazing how simple a fix that was. thank you again and I'm sure many will be thanking you for saving their themes!!!!

  15. kris.mcgregor
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks!!! It worked! You Rock!

  16. kris.mcgregor
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    beysim...how can i hire you for other questions

  17. shadz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks beysim!

  18. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was thinking the same thing Kris. So Beysim, are you up for hire?:)

    we could use you well!

    Curt

  19. beysim
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry guys, I'm not available :(

  20. TheFLPatriot
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have this issue also, no background image. I tried adding the <body <?php body_class(); ?>>, but it was already there. I tried setting the background image in CSS, but no effect. Tried the trick to turn off plugins, and switched to theme 20 11. All the same. Any advice?

  21. dcaceres
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The beysim solution don't work for me...

  22. Elan Technosys
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guyz
    can you check from fire bug that the image is applying or not?

  23. TheFLPatriot
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Elan
    It looks like it is not loading, only assigning a color.

  24. Elan Technosys
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The image you set from css is not applying where you added the image? Because if the fire bug is not showing that is wrong location or after space add this !important on that image.

    Hope this work

  25. TheFLPatriot
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK. I got the image to display by adding it to the css. I also had to reupload the picture through ftp. It seems that the uploader on the page for the background did not work.

  26. kennethbicocchi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    it doesn't work in any way for me. customized theme. in html works perfectly. once converted in wordpress it only assigns color. it can not be the ftp because it's a local installation of wordpress. without any kind of errors during the installation.

  27. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post a new topic.

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