Background Image (8 posts)

  1. Jabbok
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Having switched from the "Benevolence" theme to the "Bricks" theme I've discovered that these themes use the body background differently.

    The "Benevolence" theme used a background image that displayed along the sides of the blogging page and wrappers to change the images for the sidebars, etc.

    The "Bricks" theme uses a background image for displaying the columns within the page itself. You can change the background "color" and that changes the sides but you can't display a background image that appears on the sides.

    Does anyone know how I can add a background image that will display on the sides of the page and not change the way the page itself looks?


  2. lawtai
    Posted 11 years ago #

    By sides, do you mean outside the main page area, like how the wordpress.org site looks? Or are you referring to the side like the dark grey where it shows the names in the forums?

  3. Jabbok
    Posted 11 years ago #

    By sides, I mean outside the main page area. You can see how I just have a light blue color here. I would like to have a "patterned" background, similar to this WP page.

  4. lawtai
    Posted 11 years ago #

    to do that, you'd first have to create the image you'd want in an image file.


    that's the image that wordpress uses. And also uses the following css:

    body {
    background: url(http://static.wordpress.org/2004/g-back.png) #ccc fixed center top;

  5. Jabbok
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Right, I understand that and that was the point of my first post.
    The theme "Bricks" uses:

    background: #C9DFEA url(images/bg.jpg) repeat-y top center;
    color: #4A4A4A;

    to create the image displayed in the comment section of the page. The place where you post your articles. The bg.jpg has the border image and the blue column image that shows up as the main portion of the page. If I replace the bg.jpg with my background image, it fills the center portion....not the outside section.

    Where else can I place my background image to make it show up in the outside section. That's my question...

  6. Jinsan
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I don't understand what you're saying, probably because I need sleep but just remove the repeat-y and leave set it to repeat-x or repeat.

    All the themes use the same standard css background tag. The color reference is for the text, the background reference is for the background, if you want to just use colour then remove the url portion of the code and leave it as background: #hex; as I say I don't quite understand what you're saying.

  7. Jabbok
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Apparently all the themes don't use the standard css background tag.

    If I change the background image to the one that I want to use as a BACKGROUND. It floods the entire screen and I lose the blue column and the white space where my posts are.

    Other themes place images that show up in the "POST" area in a "WRAPPER". This theme doesn't. It places it's WRAPPER image in the BODY BACKGROUND.

  8. 7tEars
    Posted 11 years ago #

    i wanted to ask if i am allowed to use the background image that is used on this page.

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