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Backdrop is an improved site background customizer allowing for all manner of fancy things.


  • Changes some of the session logic to support versions of PHP pre 5.4.
  • Fixed an order error regarding headers in the generator file.
  • Added a second check for adding the #backdrop-element to prevent odd cases where it would not load even though it should.


  • Fixed a bug that would cause the live preview not to update until you saved.
  • Added an option to not include the default backdrop element when in advanced mode.
  • Added links to the generated CSS and JS files when in advanced mode.
  • Added additional debug information to CSS and JS files when in advanced mode.
  • Plugin now checks to ensure sessions are available before opening one in order to prevent possible errors.
  • Fixed a possible CSS parse error if there was no background image used.


  • New from the ground up backdrop now supports the WP customizer.
  • Improvements to how the style-sheet and javascript files are generated.
  • Faster animations for smoother scrolling.
  • Added background color opacity option.


  • Confirmed plugin compatibility with WordPress 4.1


  • Confirmed plugin compatibility with WordPress 4.0


  • Added the ability to set the horizontal alignment to “stretch”, makign it exapnd to full width on some image background attachment types.
  • Fixed a JavasScript quirk that would cause the background to jump to where it should be on page reload.


  • Fixed a bug where the readme did not properly update for version 1.1.2
  • Added a new “Miscellaneous” section to the settings page.
  • Added a proper screenshot to replace the one that went missing at some point.


  • Added options to control horizontal position when using parallax.


  • Fixed an issue that would cause the CSS and JS files generated to be replaced with the default blank ones when the plugin was updated.


  • Fixed a broken image link on settings page.
  • Removed an unused variable from the default settings and it's appropriate settings page option.


  • Initial Release

Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.1
Last Updated: 2015-4-11
Active Installs: 100+


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