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Background Manager

Display a random image as the website background at each visit or as a timed slideshow, without the need to edit the theme.

3 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
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4 stars
Can not switch it off on mobile
By , for WP 3.6

Works fine on computer but on mobile the experience is not perfect and an option to switch it off there is missing (would reduce traffic, speed up site and no need to handle touch events and mobile scrolling).

Therefore 4 stars, really good work.

4 stars
Admin Area: not working | Sotreforont: not working
By , for WP 3.5.1

Tested on WP 3.5.1. unfortunately, this app crashed my whole admin area. I use:
http://wordpress.org/plugins/captcha/screenshots/
http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-conditional-captcha/
http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/
maybe the plugin does not support Better WP settings for security.
Other apps seem to be working fine on the front end.
The used theme is Bazar.
On the back-end when I supposed to log in through my custom generated admin link it logged me in to standard /wp-admin and showed white screen; from the storefront I was clicking any button on the admin panel and it still would get me to the white /wp-admin screen. I guess your pluging does not want to work together with /CustomAdminLoginURLs, I mean it shows the login screen and all that, but after credentials just takes you to /wp-admin

I got back to my Admin Dashboard only after I deleted the plugin at /wp-content/plugins/background-manager

Will change to 5-star if fix provided.
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New thread:
Now tested on completely clean WP installation with WP Secure plugin installed first and all tweaks enabled, then installed your plugin, and it works fine, no malfunctions. I guess that most important plugins like for security etc. have to be installed on a clean version otherwise they cause database malfunctions and crashes the whole website.

4 stars
Needs to be modernized
By , for WP 3.4.2

Overall this is a pretty great plugin. There are, however, a few flaws.

First, it really needs to support overriding on Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies.

Second, single image overrides would be welcome – it's really messy to have to create a new image set to hold one image should you not want a slide show or random load on every view.

Third, the backend AJAX processing is really slow if you have a lot of images loaded in a set. I have *fast* hosting, and it still takes upwards of 5 seconds for it to think and load in the thumbnails. I'm sure some efficiencies could be made.

I'm pretty happy with the plugin aside from these oversights.

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